Let's do it differently – with playfulness, empathy and a serious devotion to form

Our is a Scandinavian office with studios in Malmö (SE) and Bergen (NO). The office is focused on form, public art and innovation – often incorporating elements of experimentation as well as digital design and production.
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Clients, collaborations and relationships

Tekniska Museet, Trafikverket, Malmö museum, Trianon, Stockholm konst, Afry, Panduro, Sagax, Light bolt, Oleana, Swedish Art Grant Committee, Smart Built Environment, Nordisk Kulturfond, Matilda Norberg Studio, Artists David Svensson, Kristina Matousch, Anna Nordquist Andersson, Frida Fjellman, Carl Boutard, Jakob Simonsson

Architecture, selected

Wisdome at Tekniska, Stockholm, SE  (2019)
Concept, feasibility study and jury work for new visualization center and digital learning environment at the National Museum of Science and Technology (Tekniska) in Royal Djurgården, Stockholm. After a donation from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Panduro Head Office, Malmö, SE  (2021)
Site strategy and redevelopment of existing head office at Panduro’s main site in Malmö, including new design studio, offices, bistro, locker rooms and front desk.
Ateljén, Malmö, SE  (2024)
An artist studio hidden away in a back garden in Rosengård, Malmö. A wooden house cladded with birch plywood, coloured red with traditional linseed oil and rye flour paint (Falu Rödfärg).
Sege Park Sustainability Building, Malmö, SE  (2021)
Concept development. As a part of the national program Sharing Cities we worked with social enterprise Drevet and real estate company Trianon to facilitate a concept for mobility and local social services in Sege park, Malmö.
Ängen, Kattvik  (2023-)
A shared house in a meadow, lending its attributes and volume from traditional utility structures from the area.
Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, FI  (2020)
Competition entry for the new Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere. The proposals were short-listed in the upper category out of 474 entries in what was one of the largest architectural competitions in Finland.
Industrial site, Sagax, Malmö, SE  (2019-2022)
Continuous re-development of an existing industrial site concerning identity, use and logistics.
Lamminrahka School and Community Center, Kangasala  (2020)
Competition entry for new K-9 school, kindergarten and community center. Ranked upper class among the entries and mentioned by the jury for its personal and sympathetic approach to the site.
School in Trelleborg, SE  (2019)
Concept, feasibility study and architectural design for a new elementary school and kindergarten.
Wisdome, Malmö, SE  (2018)
Concept development. Facilitation of multi-stakeholder process in concept development at the Science Center at Malmö Museum, including academic partners and the gaming industry.

Research and Innovation

Handen ska med  (2024)
Research project on new possibilities for textile craft on an architectural scale using digitally knitted materials. Funded by Kulturbryggan – program for artistic renewal by the Swedish Art Grant Committee. Part of Research Studio for Knit and Architecture.
Knit Link  (2023)
Innovation and business development project connecting the textile and construction industry through 3D-knitting. Funded by national strategic innovation program Smart Built Environment (Vinnova, Formas and Energimyndigheten). Part of Research Studio for Knit and Architecture.
Konstverkan - Case studies in public art  (2022)
A research project about the impact of art in public space and places, the conditions for public art and the value it contributes to its site. Funded by Trafikverket Forskning och Innovation.
Stickade rum / Emergence of the Complete  (2022)
A non-hierarchical research project on textiles and architecture. A collaboration between Our and knit designer Matilda Norberg, Creative Director at knitwear brand Oleana in Ytre Arna, Bergen. Funded by Kulturbryggan – program for artistic renewal by the Swedish Art Grant Committee.
Beam Hub  (2023)
Concept development of pilot-study for new off-grid solar energy production, storage and charging infrastructure in existing urban environments.
New Nordic Knit  (2021)
Pilot-study of new possibilities of nordic collaboration and trans-disciplinary artistic research in 3D-knit. In collaboration with a Norwegian textile company and the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. Funded by Nordisk Kulturfond.

Public art collaborations and commissions, selected

2023- Tidsrum, J.Simonsson, Betty P. Gymnasium, Stockholm, SE
2023 Dimensioner, C.Boutard, Södra Åstråket, Uppsala, SE *
2023 Ljuspelare, D.Svensson, Tekniska nämndhuset, Stockholm, SE *
2023- Från plats till plats, K.Matousch, Malmö Sjukhus, Malmö, SE
2023 Stråla samman, D.Svensson & 02landskap, H.Hjörnes plats, Göteborg, SE
2023 Lantärna, D.Svensson, Vårvik, Trollhättan, SE *
2022 EN SKE DE, D.Svensson, Enskede, Stockholm, SE *
2021- Ordbilder, D.Svensson, Örskolan, Sundbyberg, SE
2020 Listen to the silence, F.Fjellman, S.school, Tvedestrand, NO *
2020 Lightscape, D.Svensson, Roslagsbanan, Åkersberga, SE *
2019- Part of a part, D.Svensson, Rykmentinpuisto, Tuusula, FI
2019 Mo(der)nism, C.Boutard, Idrott-simhall, Bromma, SE *
2019 Sammanlänkning, D.Svensson, Malmö sjukhus, Malmö, SE
2019 Genomsyn, A.N.Andersson, Hjorthagshallen, Stockholm, SE *
2019 Lightscape, D.Svensson, Roslagsbanan, Åkersberga, SE *
2018 Randig knöltång, C.Boutard, Vogabyggd, Reyjavik, IS
2018 Språklager, D.Svensson, Morö Backe skola, Skellefteå, SE *
2017 Life line, D.Svensson, Odenplan, Stockholm, SE *
2016 Världens Hem, D.Svensson, Älmhult, SE *
2015 River walk, C.Boutard, Almentorget, Karlstad SE *
  * Realized


Offentligt konstarbete - Fallstudier i konst & arkitektur  (2023)
Paperback, 228 pages. Author, Joel Persson & Edvin Bylander. Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing 2023
Everyday art has no clear or specific task. It doesn't need to be more or less provocative, thought-provoking, or easier to understand than any other type of art. However, it must consciously relate to the space it occupies and take a stance on how it engages with its audience.

Our Architectural Office

Malmö Studio
Vattenverksvägen 19
212 21 Malmö, Sweden

Bergen Studio
Ivar Aasgaards veg 1
5265 Ytre Arna, Norway

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About us

Edvin Bylander
Architect SAR/MSA, Founding partner

Edvin has a strong strategic and conceptual focus, specialized in digital design, facilitation, education, and public art. Since 2009 he has been practicing as an architect involved in several large-scale project within education, research, culture, and industry, with clients such as Akademiska hus, Malmö University, Tetra Pak, and the cities of Lund, Falkenberg, and Växjö, amongst others. Before founding Our he was the senior architect for the new city library in Falkenberg. Edvin is educated at School of Architecture, Lund University and University of California at Berkeley. He is a former member of the Swedish Association of Architects' Academy of Architecture and was awarded runner up in Europan 12.

+46 (0)722 22 94 50

Joel Persson
Architect, Founding partner

Joel is heavily devoted to form, conceptual thinking and material exploration. He has worked as lead architect developing retail fashion concepts and realizing flagship stores in Europe, Asia, and the U.S, for clients such as Acne Studios, Moschino, Roland Mouret, Opening Ceremony, Kenzo, and Sandro amongst others. His work has been widely published and recognized. Joel is trained as an architect and designer at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. He has a background as a photographer at The Royal Dramatic Theater and has been working cross disciplinary with scenography and graphic design.

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