ISSUE 81  |  Best of Architecture

Modern Maritime: Skeppsholmen Hotel in Stockholm

July 19, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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Architects Claesson Koivisto Rune were inspired by the mist and fog of the Swedish archipelago when they chose the palette for the Hotel Skeppsholmen in Stockholm. Located on a small island, accessible by bridge to Stockholm’s city center, Hotel Skeppsholmen is housed in two buildings that date back to 1699 and were built to house Sweden’s Royal Marines. Using a mix of custom-designed and classic fixtures, furniture, and lighting, CKR have created an urban oasis reminiscent of Arne Jacobsen’s iconic SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen.

Photographs courtesy of Hotel Skeppsholmen (unless otherwise noted).

Above: A foggy morning in Skeppsholmen; photograph by Hannes R on Flickr.

Above: A lighting installation in the hallway with cords trailing down the walls.

Above: W08 Task Lamps by Claesson Koivisto Rune illuminate the bedroom’s desk.

Above: A view down to the docks from one of the bedrooms.

Above: The hotel’s exterior in the spring.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on December 14, 2009.