Stockholm architects Wilhelmson Arkitekter have designed a housing project with windows that look like gilded picture frames. Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12.
Designed by professor Anders Wilhelmson, the project is to be built overlooking the sea in Helsingborg, Sweden.
Pictures are by Peter Thuvander and Danyal Taylan.
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Update: Wilhelmson Arkitekter have sent us a bit more text and some drawings:
Upper end housing proposed for a site just north of Helsingborg, Sweden. Generous apartments with clear views onto Öresund (the sound between Sweden and Denmark). Denmark is on the horizon.
2 houses, both with 6 stories. In total 14 apartments (9 of them duplex apartments), 100-170 sqm.
Enameled façade panels, glossy white. Cast aluminium window frames, gold leaf-plated.
Date of design: 2008-2009. Scheduled for planning decision September-October 2009.
Architect: professor Anders Wilhelmson
Collaborators: Danyal Taylan, Elin Rosenberg, Joanna Zawieja, Peter Kinnmark
Client: HSB Nordvästra Skåne