A house would never have happened if it was not for the building in Stockholm in which we operate, a brutalist icon that used to be the School of Architecture in Stockholm.
The location, a brutalist icon in the very center of Stockholm, helped refine the concept on bringing work closer to life. The A house building was already when it was built, in 1969, a pivotal architectural example for how to generate sharing, dialogue, innovation and production. When the building was inaugurated in 1969 it was brutally criticized, and has since been voted the ugliest building in Stockholm numerous times.
A house will use the building as a prototype for creative and innovative environments. A house is developed on behalf of, and in close dialogue with the owner Akademiska Hus, following their vision; ”together with universities and colleges we want to strengthen Sweden as a knowledge nation.” with the intention to connect academic research to food, fashion and media industries.