Architecture is always about the future. The buildings we design today must retain their value 100 years ahead, which is why looking to the future is a key part of our mission. The world is facing a more complex set of challenges than ever before. Yet one the greatest – digitalisation – also enables a world of new opportunities for creating communities which are sustainable in the long term.

ArchTech & Future – a hub for innovation
The world is evolving at breakneck speed. The digital revolution is creating new behaviours and needs which directly affect our physical living spaces. The demand for flexibility, interactivity and digital presence is set to change the design of everything from housing, schools and hospitals to infrastructure and urban areas. At the same time, urbanisation, globalisation and climate issues challenge us to identify smarter, more efficient solutions to help achieve sustainable community development.

So what happens when we face these challenges by pursuing digital innovation? At Tengbom, we welcome the opportunities created by the technology of today and tomorrow. By focusing on digitalisation in architecture we aim to pursue long-term, innovative development for customers, users and society as a whole.

2016 marked the launch of ArchTech & Future, a virtual, multidisciplinary studio for process and technical development designed to prototype new methodologies and solutions. The studio functions as a hub for innovation, with different teams formed to address specific issues.

You can find out more about ArchTech & Future and the studio’s projects in our Portfolio >>

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ArchTech & Future is engaged in a range of innovations, three of which are the solutions we provide within CGI, CODE and BIM. Meet the cutting edge expertise which is already changing the fundamentals of architecture.

Virtual environments enable us to convey and experience architecture in full scale ahead of the construction phase.

CGI – Computer Generated Imagery
Interaction and experience have already become increasingly important in the way we communicate architectural concepts. In order to meet the future needs of digital communication, our CGI team works with the latest technologies as well as what have already become more traditional methods of visualisation.

In our process, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have become as established as classical perspective and modelling. Harnessing our collective intelligence, Tengbom is constantly seeking new technologies, partners and forms of expression. We are by your side throughout the process from sketch to finished product, providing support, strength and telling our story.

In the future, all buildings will be interconnected, with resources and solutions delivered through the Internet of things (IoT).

BIM – Building Information Model
Designed to pool all of the available information about a building, process or equivalent into a digital 3D model, BIM technology isn’t just an abstract, complex alternative used only by a small number of experts. We see BIM as a natural part of all our projects, from urban planning to interior design.

Building on our work with New Karolinska Solna (the world’s largest BIM project), we have developed considerable expertise in the field over a period spanning almost 10 years. We provide advice and support to help our customers define and identify needs and requirements which create value at every stage of construction and management. We are focused on seeking innovative solutions based on the specific profile of each project.

To meet the needs of local residents, the glass ceiling above Riddaren 13 on Nybrogatan, Stockholm is being drafted using Computational Design.

CODE – Computational Design
Computational Design is concerned with utilising and developing all of the latest technologies in order to create more customised, sustainable architecture in new ways. CODE equips us to handle the forthcoming technological paradigm shift, whereby traditional ideas around mass production and large-scale thinking are being replaced by mass customisation and local solutions.

Using computers for repetitive tasks frees up resources to focus on creativity, curiosity and innovation. Moreover, performing customised digital analysis at an early stage of the process enables us to comprehend the requirements and challenges ahead and tailor projects accordingly, whether it’s to do with energy, light or material consumption. New techniques used in creative ways free up energy for smart, expressive architecture, while also cutting emissions and transportation. CODE allows us to work with a more extensive pool of concepts and styles across a wider span of cultures, people and unique needs.

Studio Director & Contact
Sarah Dahman – Digital Transformation Director

Joakim Grönlund – Senior Visualizer
Johan Brännström – Senior Visualizer/Computational Designer, MSc
Tobias Nyström – Senior Visualizer, Architect SAR
Rikard Cronhage – Senior Visualizer
Einari Kinnunen – Senior Visualizer
Cecilia Bohm – Senior Visualizer

Andreas Kull – BIM Strategist, MSc
Robert Ericson – Digital Coach

Shahrokh Kamyab – Head of CODE, Architect SAR/MSA
Jakob Lilliemarck – Computational/Industrial Designer
Ludvig Haav – Computational/Sustainable Designer