Evolution of a pine cone.
Collaboration with artist Carl Boutard

Our is an architecture and research studio specializing in education, culture, industry and site-specific art in public space. We build identity based on strong form and expression. Our work is driven by human dialogue, technological development, a strong engagement in art, and involved analytical processes.



In 2018 we established Our Architectural Office to gather the diverse things that interest us under the same roof. Coming from a background in fashion retail, school architecture, libraries, and industry - as well as strategic facility planning, photography, and public art - we had a strong urge to direct our work towards a common purpose.


Based in Malmö, Sweden and Bergen, Norway we are building a studio on a foundation based in art and form, combined with an analytical and inclusive approach. We believe in curiosity, critical thinking, and getting caught up in open-ended discussions. Progress to us always comes from a place of openness and a strange inexplicable strive to never be content. We talk a lot and make a lot.


Architecture and research

We work in architecture on projects with high degree of specificity for education, culture, and industry. In our design process we combine dialogue and bespoke analysis tools with exploration of form and space. Bringing together use and expression is inherant to us wether for a visualization centre in Royal Djurgården or an artist's atelier in Rosengård.

Parallel to commissioned work we engage in experimental research, currently through the projects 'Emergence of the complete' - funded by the The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and 'Learning from present' - A research project funded by Trafikverket.

Public art

Site- and building-specific art is an integral part of our practice. We work in partnership with artists - or as their consultants - involved from idea to realization. In collaborations we contribute with our understanding of space, form, concept and manufacturing to the process.

By deploying and challenging our tools as architects we are able to push the boundaries of what is possible within a public art project. These projects are rewarding in themselves - 3D-scanning trees, printing seaweed, simulating textiles or designing 500m custom made light fixture - but they also inform our view and process of architecture.


Studio work, comissions and collaborations


Architecture and Research, selected

2021 Emergence of the Complete 
 A non-hierarchical research project on textiles and architecture funded by Kulturbryggan, part of The Swedish Arts Grants Committee with the objectives to promote renewal and development in the cultural field. 
2021 Learning from the present - Case studys in public art 
 A research project funded by Trafikverket. A book about the impact of art in public space and places. Though case studies, interviews and seminars we will gather and communicate knowledge about the conditions för public art and the value it contribute to its site. 
2021 Artist atelier, Private client, Malmö 
 Atelier for an artist couple, a wooden house cladded with birch plywood, coloured Falu Rödfärg-red with traditional linseed oil and rye flour paint. Hidden away in a backgarden in Rosengård, Malmö. 
2021 Panduro Head office, Malmö 
2020 Lamminrahka School and Community Center, Kangasala 
 Competetion entry for new K-9 school, kindergarten and community center. Ranked upper class among the entries and mention by the jury for its personal and sympathetic approach to the site.  
2020 Private client, Båstad 
2020 Sagax, Malmö 
2020 Farm house, Private client, Lund 
2020 Sentrum brannstasjon, Oslo, Competition 
2019 Tekniska museet, Wisdome, Stockholm 
 Concept and feasability study for new visualization centre and digital learning environment in the middle of Royal Djurgården in Stockholm, after a donation from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Fouindation. 
2019 Oleana retail concept 
2019 Elementary School and Kindergarden, Trelleborg 
2019 Ön, Private client, Malmö 
2018 Malmö museer, Wisdome, Malmö 

Public Art, selected

2021 Örskolan, Sundbyberg 
2020 A part of a part, Tuusula, Finland  
2020 School in Tvedestrand (F.Fjellman), realized 
2020 Skåne University Hospital, Lund (J.Simonson) 
2020 Navet, Västerås (D.Svensson), realized 
2020 Residential building, Enskede (D.Svensson) 
2020 Roslagsbanan, Åkersberga (D.Svensson) 
2020 Örebro University Hospital (D.Svensson) 
2020 Nynässkolan, Gävle (D.Svensson), realized 
2019 Hjorthagshallen, Stockholm (A.Nordquist Anderson), realized 
2019 Åkeshov Idrotts- och simhall, Bromma (C.Boutard), realized 
2019 Södra Värtan, Stockholm (C.Boutard) 
2019 Passagen, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö (D.Svensson) 
2018 S:t Göran Hospital, Stockholm (C. Boutard) 
2018 Vogabyggð, Reykjavik (C.Boutard) 
2018 Östergötland museum, Linköping (D.Svensson) 
2017 Morö Backe skola, Skellefteå (D.Svensson), realized 
2017 Station Odenplan, Stockholm (D.Svensson), realized 
2016 Världens Hem, Älmhult (D.Svensson), realized 
2015 Meihlati Hospital, Helsinki (C.Boutard) 
2015 Almentorget, Karlstad (C.Boutard), realized 
2015 New Karolinska Solna Hospital (D.Svensson), realized 


Our Architectural Office

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 Theatre and have been working cross disciplinary with scenography and graphic design.

+46 (0)730 33 77 93

Formerly in the office, we miss you all!

Hanna Xu
Carolina Ivarsson
Oscar Forsman
Parvaty Balagopal
Ossian Karlsson
Henning Eger
Albin Kallstenius