Fjärilen is a monochrome building in steel that has bridged the gap between two existing structures
Fjärilen (Swedish for "The Butterfly"), is a newly constructed apartment complex in Uppsala (Sweden) designed by Belatchew Arkitekter on behalf of real estate company Wallenstam. The challenge for this project was to bridge a gap between two blocks with very different typologies. Since the architects wanted to design them as monochrome units with the same material on roof and façades the choice fell on steel, says Rahel Belatchew, Principal Architect and CEO, Belatchew Arkitekter.
“We spent some time looking for the right yellow tint. The Harvest Yellow colour is bright and warm at the same time”, Rahel Belatchew concludes.
Belatchew Arkitekter was founded in 2006 by Rahel Belatchew. The office is based in Stockholm, Sweden, but its activities are international. The firm works within a wide range of projects, from urban planning and housing to offices and retail. The work of the office is idea driven with the aim of finding unexpected solutions that enhance the potential of a site and add value to real estate.
Fjärilen has been shortlisted for the Swedish Building Award 2017 (Stålbyggnadspriset 2017).