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Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter

Profile of the Swedish architecture firm Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter, led by Bolle Tham and Martin Videgard Hansson.

Profile of Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter

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Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter

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[L-R] Bolle Tham and Martin Videgard Hansson


Bolle Tham (1970) and Martin Videgard Hansson (1968)


Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter was founded in Stockholm in 1999 by Bolle Tham (1970) and Martin Videgard Hansson (1968) with the ambition to offer a progressive and contemporary alternative in the wide field of architecture. The practice work on building design, planning and interior design in commissions for public-, commercial - and private clients.

The objective is to create a distinct and relevant architecture with the starting point in the unique context and the specific conditions of each project.

The practice has been awarded prizes and nominations in several open international competitions and has also attracted attention for experimental interiors and housing projects. In 2005 TVH won, among 300 proposals, the competition for the new Museum of Art in Kalmar that opened to the public in May 2008.

In 2007 after pre-qualification of four international teams, TVH won the competition for the new School of Architecture and the new Campus Entrance at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. Completion is due to 2011.

Projects include

  • Public buildings
  • Housing and urban planning
  • Workplaces, offices
  • Commercial, shops and showrooms
  • Refurbishment and restoration
  • Interior and product design

Ongoing and recently completed commissions include several houses, housing and planning projects, the Kalmar Museum of Art, the Ordos100 house in China, kit-houses for Arkitekthus, a Kindergarten at Telefonplan, a new permanent exhibition at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities and the new School of Architecture and the new Moderna museet - the Museum of Modern Art - in Malmo, Sweden.

As an integrated part of the architectural practice, Bolle Tham and Martin Videgard Hansson also take an active part in education; teach and lecture at schools of architecture in Sweden and abroad.They also participate as representants for the Swedish Association of Architects as members of the jury for architectural competitions.


  • Founded: 1999
  • Offices: 1
  • Design team: 10

Key projects

  • New School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007
  • Kalmar Museum of Art, Kalmar, Sweden, 2004-2008
  • House K, Stocksund, Sweden, 2004-2005
  • House KARLSSON, Tido-Lindo, Sweden, 2000-2002
  • Doublehouse Nora, Danderyd, Sweden, 2004-2005
  • Archipelago House, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, 2003-2006
  • Museum of East Asian Antiquities, Sweden, 2005-2007
  • Doublehouses Gavelvagen, Lidingo, Sweden, 2003-2006
  • Villa Krausz-Sjogren, Sodertalje, Sweden

Key publications

  • 44 Young Architects Book, TVH Office, 2007 (Spain / Usa).
  • Arkitektur nr 2, TVH Office, 2007 (Sweden).
  • AV Monographs 127+128, Various works, 2008 (Spain).
  • Casabella nr 767, Archipelago House, June 2008 (Italy).
  • Phaidon Atlas of World Architecture, Kalmar Museum of Art, 2008 (UK).
  • Editorial Pencil #8 (book), Double House Nora, 2008 (Spain).
  • ICON nr 061, Kalmar Museum of Art, July 2008 (UK).
  • Mark #15, Kalmar Museum of Art, Aug-Sept 2008 (Netherlands).
  • Archi nr 2, House K, 2006 (Switzerland)
  • A10 #24 Kalmar Museum of Art, 2008 (Holland).

Key awards

  • The New School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology - KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. Invited competition after international prequalification, 1: st prize. 2007
  • Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter awarded Residence Magazine Architects of the Year. 2005
  • New Permanent Exhibition on Chinese Art & Culture, Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities. Invited competition, 1: st prize. 2005
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art in Kalmar, open international competition, 1: st prize. 2005
  • Church in Fruangen, open international competition, Honourable Mention. 2003
  • Snowcrash Office and Showroom, Stockholm, 1: st prize CoreDesign. 2001

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