Modern Maritime: Skeppsholmen Hotel in Stockholm by

Issue 81 · Best of Architecture · July 19, 2013

Modern Maritime: Skeppsholmen Hotel in Stockholm

Issue 81 · Best of Architecture · July 19, 2013

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).

Hotel Skeppsholmen in Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Remodelista

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

Hotel Skeppsholmen in Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Remodelista

Hotel Skeppsholmen in Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Remodelista

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

Hotel Skeppsholmen in Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Remodelista

Hotel Skeppsholmen in Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Remodelista

Hotel Skeppsholmen in Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Remodelista

Hotel Skeppsholmen in Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Remodelista

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

Hotel Skeppsholmen in Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Remodelista

Hotel Skeppsholmen in Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Remodelista

Hotel Skeppsholmen in Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Remodelista

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

Hotel Skeppsholmen in Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Remodelista

Above: The hotel's exterior in the spring.

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



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