July 2, 2018

PS moves in to Reflex

PS Architecture is now part of Reflex Architects, it's something we're very excited about. After the holidays, all employees from PS move into our office physically, but already we present one employee at a time here on our site. Look out here to get acquainted with our new colleagues.

 

Julia Falås

After her candidate she took in Danish Aarhus, Julia did a year's internship at PS which led to a permanent position. Now, three years later it's time to take her master in architecture, as Julia does at LTH in her hometown of Lund. In his spare time, it's sport. Julia has played a lot of football for a young time, but put his shoes on the shelf to invest in a new passion; Tennis.

What projects at PS are you extra proud to have been involved in?
I was there from pitch to processing of Microsoft's office in Lund. It was challenging and instructive to be involved in the whole process with an international customer who has many guidelines to relate to. Since the office in Lund focuses on software development for image management, we worked with a design language linked to camera optics and camera lenses. We also highlighted local Scanian references in the office's design language with colors and references to the landscape.

What's smart architecture for you?
Architecture that is not primarily about shape and appearance but puts the feature at its heart. A smartly designed building brings more values than the aesthetic. It will contribute to something more and promote something other than color and shape, such as social and sustainable aspects.

What are you working on projects right now?
Right now I study and am actually on leave, but I am involved in working with TUI Nordic who want to continue to develop the premises we made at the head office in Stockholm a couple of years ago. It was a very successful project where we designed the premises to fit an activity-based way of working – we also work to transfer to TUI Nordic's office in Oslo.

 

 

Ulrika Bergström

Ulrika is an interior designer and lighting designer and has worked as a consultant at PS for a year, especially with lighting planning. Ulrika is a multi-tasker, leads Niadan's groups in her spare time and works creatively with her hands when the opportunity can be taken and in between it is socializing with family and friends that applies.

What projects at PS are you extra proud to have been involved in?
"In the scarce year I've worked with PS, I've had a few lighting projects where a couple have already completed. Innovation centre out at Microsoft in Kista, as well as Backelite's (part of CapGemini) offices. Both companies work in the innovative IT sector and the spaces will inspire people to develop what will be done with the help of AI – Artifical intelligence, in the future.

What's smart architecture for you?
"Smart for me is probably something that has managed to grasp the form of a whole. Man comes first for me and her experience and the opportunity to function and thrive in the environment. With light you can create atmosphere, change spatiality – spatial, affect the level of activity/alertness of man, attract or hide, or create recognition with nature and our origin. Lighting and lighting is a smart tool to have access to in architecture.

What are you working on projects right now?
"At the moment I work with beata for a secret project. It's very fun and fruitful to work with some more light and lighting saved person.
In addition, I contribute new lighting and furnishings to a lovely local that belongs to Stockholm Water.

Petter Eklund

Petter is an architect and has worked at PS for three years, before its twenty years at the then Berg Arkitektkontor. He works with projects from start to finish and in close dialogue with the client. Petter's professional experience includes everything from private buildings and office buildings to stadiums and city plans.

As an architect, he is interested in developing clear architectural concepts with functional and economic sustainability. Based on the specific prerequisites of each mission, the goal is always to create modern architecture with timeless quality.

In his spare time, he plays tennis and cultivates his interests for travel, language and good food. He also relaxes with running and action movies when time is given.

What projects at PS are you extra proud to have been involved in?
"Architecture takes time. The projects I developed at PS are still ongoing. One of these is Pottholmen in Karlskrona, an interesting and complicated urban development project in a cultural heritage environment. Another project includes the processing of a property in Stockholm City. In both cases, it is about understanding and harnessing inherent qualities and potential.

Among previous projects, I like to mention the current Stadium in Malmö. There, through pre-study, competition winning and design, I had a unique opportunity to run and follow a significant project from the first sketch to the mighty opening ceremony at a crowded football stadium.

What's smart architecture for you?
– Architecture that provides more than it takes, on every level.

What are you working on projects right now?
"Follow-up of a private villa on a natural site in Trosa, as well as the processing project I mentioned. In addition, I work with the modernization of Eriksdalsbadet's outside water park. A project under the city's direction where, in addition to the original purpose of saving energy, we are now also looking to create a brand new landmark for the whole bath.

 

Mathilda Clahr

Mathilda is an interior designer coming closest from Konstfack. Even in her spare time, she dedicates herself to interior design and materials. She also runs a small company alongside the job at PS – where she makes art prints and leather hangers that she sells in her own webshop.

What projects at PS are you extra proud to have been involved in?

"I've only worked here since January, but I'm in an exciting project for an international brand that will rebuild its office. There we do a very good job, but I unfortunately can't tell you about it.

What's smart architecture for you?

"Three watchwords are important to me when it comes to smart architecture; Sustainability. Innovation. Innovation. In addition, I think it is important to have conscious material choices and a holistic mindset, where details also matter greatly. As an interior designer, I also think it is important that the customer's brand is reflected in the office and that the solution is long-term.

What are you working on projects right now?

"Right now I also work with Stokab (they provide fibre networks under the city of Stockholm). We are drawing a new office for them. Right now we are in storage solutions and loose furnishings as well as how the reception should reflect their brand.

 

Peter Sahlin

Peter founded PS over 20 years ago. It was an interest in design and architecture that led to him becoming an architect. Now he has his main interest as a profession and loves, beyond the fact that architecture is persistent, to lead people and projects. Privately, he likes to deal with things that start at s; sailing, skiing and visiting cities.

What projects at PS are you extra proud to have been involved in?

"I am very proud of Wäckare Äng, which is a whole residential area in Upplands Väsby where I have been involved from the beginning with the development of land and have since been involved in the whole process to the houses now standing there – incredibly cool! Then I am proud of our interior design assignments (e.g. Red Bull, Skype and HSB). There are many customers who get in touch and tell us how well they feel at work. Getting such feedback lifts me and makes me feel like doing something meaningful!

What's smart architecture for you?

–When it is idea-based and anchored in the customer's needs. The Stockholm City Library designed by Asplunds is an example of good idea-based architecture. It has a clear idea of the book's location in this spacious building, creating a lovely space and atmosphere – just what was supposed when it was built 90 years ago.

What are you working on projects right now?

"In addition to moving our entire business to Reflex, I work with new establishments for TUI in the Nordic countries. In addition to that, I work with Trustly's new office. We started building an office on an attic for them eight years ago when they were 20 people. When we drew the next office for them, they were 150 people. Now it's time again and now we're going to create an office for 350 people. Together we create an exciting work environment to attract new talent – it's smart architecture!

 

Lija Silins

Lija is an interior designer and has worked at PS since October. She also works as an artist focused on abstract art and spatial installations.

What projects at PS are you extra proud to have been involved in?

"We have designed the office for the design developers Backelite, which is part of CapGemini. They wanted a colorful expression and flexible solutions that will create space for creativity. The office is being built now so it will be exciting to see the end result.

What's smart architecture for you?

"For me, smart architecture is sustainable, good interior architecture is when combining atmosphere with function and experience.

What are you working on projects right now?

"I work with a large multinational company that will remake its office and will replace the entire interior. It's an exciting brand that I can't name.


Beata Denton

Beata is a trained architect but has gone from house to interior design to light. She has worked in London for the past year with lighting, which is her passion. Beata appreciates the contrasts of life and loves downhill skiing, meeting people and good coffee.

What projects at PS are you extra proud to have been involved in?

TUI, Skype and Red Bull. I did the lighting in those projects, in TUI even the interior. The lighting and interior design together create a very strong style and a pleasant atmosphere.

What's smart architecture for you?

Smart? Maybe not the expression I would choose, I don't judge by smartness I think. All styles can be good, if it feels relevant and beautiful. It could be the Pantheon in Rome or a lift station in Innsbruck by Zaha Hadid. But an overworked form that doesn't create good rooms inside disappoints me, such as Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

What are you working on projects right now?

I'm working on the lighting for a secret project. It's always great to work with lighting! I like the collaboration with electrical designers and suppliers and to create life for space through the right lighting.

 

Lina Mezquida Forsnacke

Lina is an interior designer and has worked at PS since 2013. In addition to the job, she travels and is doing various color projects.

What projects at PS are you extra proud to have been involved in?

"I have been involved in drawing several of Trustly's offices from the time they were 20 people in an attic until today when they opened offices in other countries. It's fun to be part of. The best and funniest projects will be those where we get to work together with a committed and curious client.

What's smart architecture for you?

"Good architecture attracts people, it feels, heard and looks in a way that is appealing. It's about all the design really. Where you have allowed the conditions and context to create something unique and exciting.

What are you working on projects right now?

"I'm currently drawing at Trustly's office in Stockholm.