Etikettarkiv: architecture

The restoration of Milan’s Torre Arcobaleno – Rainbow Tower is completed to mark Expo 2015

The modernisation work of the famous Torre Arcobaleno (Rainbow Tower) at Porto Garibaldi in Milano has been completed.

Torre Arcobaleno

Dating back to 1964 and once upon a time an anonymous water reservoir on the site of the important FS Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station, the Tower was first renovated ahead of the football World Cup held in Italy in 1990, a project that turned a downtrodden public works into a highly recognisable urban beacon.

Since then, the Torre Arcobaleno has been a highly significant building for the city, a distinctive symbol of Milan’s colour and creativity, and has gradually become known as a major landmark.


A number of top companies came together with those handling the first refurbishment since 1990 to enable this unusual urban structure – clad with more than 100,000 coloured ceramic tiles – to regain all its original brightness of 25 or so years ago to mark the amazing presence of Expo 2015.

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Ängsvillan winner of Rödfärgspriset 2014


The prestigious architecture prize Rödfärgspriset was awarded for the seventh time. The prize rewards contemporary modern architecture meeting traditional earth paint. This year’s winner is Ängsvillan in Nacka outside Stockholm created by architect SIR / MSA Jonas Bohlin. The villa consists of three buildings: Parkvillan, Sjövillan and the Gardener´s house.
Ängsvillan evokes the jury´s existential questions and confirms that the color of love actually is red.

Colour by numbers

tower_16_9 Colour by Numbers is a permanent light installation in the tower at Telefonplan in Stockholm, Sweden. Everyone can change the colours in the tower with their mobile phone, by calling or using the app. The project is a collaboration between the interaction designer Loove Broms, the architect Milo Lavén and the artist Erik Krikortz.
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Special tour at Rosendals Castle


September 18 at 5 pm we will visit Rosendal Castle in Royal Djurgården. The castle was built in the 1820s at the request of king Karl XIV Johan.

Rosendal was a pleasure palace, a retreat where to enjoy summer at Djurgården. Fredrik Blom a rather famous architect at the time was given the royal commission to design and build the castle. It was built as a prefabricated building.

To a great extent the castle stands as it was in Karl XIV Johan´s time. This makes Rosendal a unique document of Swedish Empire Stile, also called Karl Johan Stile.

Notify: not later than September 16.