On Yxlan in the northern Stockholm archipelago, Erik Andersson Architects has designed the archetypal house. Designed strictly by using the proportional ratio of 1:3, the house measures six meters in depth, eighteen meters in length and six meters in height. The facade windows also follow a clear pattern: they are all square in form and have the same size.
Acclaimed Swedish photographer Åke E:son Lindman has recently shot these images of Galerie Nordenhake by Erik Andersson Architects in Stockholm. The gallery is located in a former garage, which Andersson converted into a suite of three large exhibition rooms, enabling shows of the scale and ambition for which Nordenhake’s Berlin and Stockholm galleries are well known. The 300 square metre ground floor is divided into two connected galleries and a showroom, providing the possibility of a single large exhibition or several smaller parallel shows. All the rooms have museum standard floors and loading capacity, and the office and the storages are located around the gallery rooms. The whole gallery is realised within existing structures. The space provided a design challenge due to its irregular form. By situating the office and the art storages on the edges of the space, Andersson freed the galleries from ventilation ducts and radiators. This created an ideal, neutral space, where the architecture serves the art and not the other way around. Erik Andersson has previously designed several other galleries in Stockholm, among them Brändström & Stene, the former Natalia Goldin Gallery and spaces for private collectors and artists. His long experience in creating art spaces has given him the necessary respect and understanding to work with artists in many different fields, from photography to painting and sculpture.