Behind the sober building at Gävlegatan 18 in Stockholm, a mystical environment opens up. To the right stands a large building with many small windows and straight ahead is a bent one. Why all these little windows? And why this noble bend? All of it is now part of Nobis’s new hotel, Blique. The sober building facing the street, was designed by Sigurd Lewerentz, the most ingenious individual of the twentieth century in Sweden.
The buildings were constructed in 1930–31 for the Philips Corporation of Sweden. The one facing the street was for offices and the one toward the courtyard a warehouse. That explains the small windows, but there are more mysteries here to be solved.
这座弯曲的建筑是1990年按照Alenius Silfverhielm Ahlund的设计建造的。它高贵的弯曲造型与文艺复兴晚期罗马宫殿相呼应，这是一个复杂的建筑。现在这个综合体已经被改造成酒店，还增加了几层。这个附加部分是由Sweco设计的，而Wingardhs负责将整个综合体改造成一个城市酒店。
The bent building was constructed in 1990 according to designs by Alenius Silfverhielm Åhlund. Its noble bend is an echo of the Roman palaces of the late Renaissance, a complex architecture that the theory-conscious architects here gave a Nordic interpretation. Now that the complex has been converted into a hotel, a couple more floors have been added. This addition was designed by Sweco, while Wingårdhs was responsible for the metamorphosis of the complex as a whole to become a hotel.
The office building is now the hotel’s event and conference facility, while the buildings on the courtyard hold its 249 guest rooms. Their design is based on Lewerentz’s no-nonsense approach. We’ve left the concrete essentially just as we found it, and most of the additional elements are made of polished concrete or steel. The idea is that the straightforward materials make a night in the hotel an appropriately anonymous and pleasantly discreet experience.
项目名称：Bobque Hotel by Nobis
设计团队：Kajsa Johanson, Disa Reuterswärd
摄影：Bruno Ehrs & André Pihl