Scan Magazine, Issue 93, October 2016

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Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  Nordic Architecture Special – Sweden

Stupet. Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Architecture as artistic expression Petra Gipp Arkitektur is a studio driven by the ambition for a thoughtful relationship with the client’s requirements and the nature of a place. With in-depth spatial design, technical problem solving and highly conscious material choices, Petra Gipp Arkitektur creates architecture with sculptural volumes that speak for themselves. By Linnea Dunne

“I studied architecture in Denmark where it’s part of the art academy as opposed to a technical institution, as is the case in Sweden,” says Petra Gipp, architect and founder of Petra Gipp Arkitektur. “I want to work with architecture as an artistic 100  |  Issue 93  |  October 2016

expression. My aim is to lift architecture to a dialogue about expression and context.”

‘Clients who value architecture’ The studio was founded in 2009 and today has ten employees working across a

wide range of projects including cultural buildings, transformation projects and residential buildings. A quick glance at the studio’s portfolio is enough to reveal that there are a great deal of clients from within the arts and culture sector. “My decision is to work with clients who are interested in architecture,” Petra asserts. “They don’t need to share my views and opinions, but if they value architecture something interesting will happen in the discussion around what

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