Housing crises in Sweden is not something new. The greater part of the 1900s was characterized by recurring periods of housing shortage. The exhibition, designed by Spridd, depicts the problems and solutions of housing crises from 1917 until today and into the future. The exhibition architecture is based on a prefabricated post and lintel system for building construction in wood from Moelven, which establishes a clear framework for a light fabric wall structure that illuminates the power of the structure`s elementary parts, skeleton and cladding. “Our home is the space we are most deeply concerned about and the architecture should appeal both to body and soul”, according to Spridd’s leading architects Ola Broms Wessel and Klas Ruin.
The exhibition is curated by Dan Hallemar and presents layer by layer drawings, statistics, projections, models, full-scale drawings, furniture and stories. The exhibition architecture constitutes a flexible framework for future exhibitions. The well- known vast space in the old Exercise Hall, where Pontus Hultén’s legendary, iconic exhibitions in the 60’s took place, is converted into a sequence of small and large rooms where the visitor encounters various aspects of a broad collection of topics. ArkDes’ new spatial structure brings together the museum's various parts.
Material Used :
1. Moelven – Massive timber structure
2. Textile walls fixed with D50 mm aluminium poles