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Architecture Talks

As part of the design season Swedish Secrets, Architects Sweden is organising a series of discussions between Swedish and French architects at the Institut Suédois. They will be talking about and comparing the challenges they face in their work and presenting the solutions they have found.
Photo taken from the inside of a contemporary building with a red structure and big windows, with an open door to the terrace in the background.

These discussions focus on the processes that lie behind planning and architecture projects rather than their outcomes. They will concentrate on the thinking that goes into these projects, work methods, the cooperation required between multi-disciplinary teams, and problems encountered along the way. The central role of architects in initiating and driving projects means that they can talk about the different ways in which the teams move forward.

Participants will provide a behind-the-scenes insight into projects on various scales, from large metropolitan areas to small villages. Urban development does not only affect large citites, and the best examples of sustainable growth and creative innovation are often to be found in small towns, such as the Duved Framtid project. This small Swedish village has become a model for a new urban development strategy on a European scale.

Public programme

Thursday 15 September: Think Tank with architects Kjellander Sjöberg

Riding on last year’s success, Kjellander Sjöberg brings together a panel of Swedish and French architects and planning specialists for a discussion on the challenges facing urbanism and architecture today.

Useful information

  • 19:30-20:30
  • In the garden (or inside if it rains, while seats last)
  • Discussion in English
  • Admission free while space lasts

Friday 16 September: Swedish Secrets – Architecture Talks

Five Swedish architects reveal their work processes and secrets in short presentations. There will be a sneak preview of the short film on Duved Framtid, literally Tomorrow’s Duved, showing how this small Swedish village has become a model for a new urban development strategy on a European scale.
The talks will be followed by an open discussion chaired by a moderator.
Participants from Sweden: White arkitekter, Kjellander Sjöberg architects, Liljewall arkitekter, Murman arkitekter and the Duved Framtid project teams.

Useful information:

  • 18 :00 – 19:30
  • In the garden
  • Talks and discussions in English
  • Admission free while space lasts

AND ALSO…

Events involving other Swedish architecture firms will follow. More information coming soon!


Invitation-only programme

Thursday 15 September

Presentations and discussions between Swedish and French architects on the subject of Swedish Secrets, especially sustainable perspectives in urban and rural settings and timber constructions as viable projects for the future.
Participants from Sweden: White arkitekter, Kjellander Sjöberg architects, Liljewall arkitekter, Murman arkitekter and the Duved Framtid project teams.

Friday 16 September: Field trips

A programme of guided visits to projects in Paris with French architects, in collaboration with Paris Habitat. Theme: Timber constructions and collective housing.

 For more information on these two days, please contact marion.alluchon@si.se


Architects Sweden is a professional organisation for architects, interior designers, landscape designers and planning specialists, and is one of the organisations that make up the Swedish Design Movement.

The Architecture Talks are organised in partnership with Paris Habitat and the Swedish Wood Building Council, as well as several architecture firms.