architecture, Wordpress Weekly Photo Challenge

For the WordPress Photo Challenge this week, Angular,  I chose  photos of “The Cog Wheel”.  Two of them were posted here before. But the construction is exceptional, and the colours so vivid, that I have to repeat myself. The building was designed by Wingårdh arkitektkontor, and finished in March 2011. It is part of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg .

According to Wikipedia: “The skin is made of six different shades of red and a one green which is executed in glazed terracotta. ”Kuggen” is circular to minimize the ratio between skin and area. Every floor level adds two bays making the building grow in size for every added floor. The center of each circle is shifted so the southern elevation gets the longest shadow. A movable sunscreen tracks the sun and adds to the shade to the two top floors.”


kuggen3_web kuggenB_web

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26 thoughts on “Angular”

    • Thank you, Cee. The technical students are probably provided with lots of innovative inspiration in a building like this.


    • The first time I saw it I was horrified, I thought it looked violent. But it wasn’t finished then, and it was a gray winter’s day. I had a different sensation when I returned this cold and sunny spring day.


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  2. I can see how this building could divide opinions but I love the angles and colours. Your photographs are lovely and vibrant. Thank you for sharing them.

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    • Thank you, that’s nice to hear. I’m afraid I didn’t see your comment until now. Is there interesting architecture in Blackpool?


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