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THE COMPANY

Kopare Bild AB established in 1999 as a producer of architectural renderings. Eventuelly other architectural services were added, and since 2015 we work mainly with building permits and construction of private housing. Clients are architects, property developers, and property owners.

Contributors

architect Jerry Kopare, 3D print specialist Zeno Bilucaglia, gardener Ulrika Lindholm, and engineers from SD-project.

ARCHITECTURE

Interplay

Comfortable, functional, economic, fair, ecological are features that in some cases interplay with lightweight strength and exciting beauty, in other cases with heavy and massive strength and soothing beauty. It shows in the architect’s investigation, and is used for discussions and decisions in the production of interesting places and buildings.

Art and science

We investigate facts, produce preliminary sketches, draw logical conclusions and use our imagination to discover meanings and contexts; the architect’s profession has both artistic and scientific features. But it is also influenced by politics and people’s will to power, not seldom at the expense of the art or science. For example, functionalists made the art invisible and postmodernists relativized the science to the benefit of special interests (e.g. industry, marketing). However, what gets built and exposed to the test of time is neither invisible nor relative, and often of public interest. 

Thoughts about style

Like a colour or shape one and the same style can be reflected in different objects. It makes them match, or differ from objects in other styles, and beautiful styles tend to stand the test of time. Despite the claims that beauty is in our eyes and not in what we see, or that it’s a social construct, or dictated by power etc. it is freely discovered, for example, in nature, mathematics, music, dance, sports, love etc. as well as in buildings.

Aesthetic facts

What distinguishes aesthetic interest from other interests is that something is appreciated for its own sake regardless of use: for example, the beauty of a shape. The shapes of buildings, however, are often determined by use, available resources, etc. regardless of aesthetic interest. However, by work with proportions, surfaces, light, circulation etc. the given facts can be organized aesthetically into buildings appreciated for their own sake.

About the architect

I learned architecture by working for different architects, first as a draughtsman, model builder and creative producer of presentation pictures, later with construction. In architecture school I immersed myself in the history of the concept of space, and critique of postmodernism, and after graduation I returned to practice with new insights. I design buildings with respect to contexts and curiosity for the future.

Jerry Kopare

BACKGROUND

I started early with digital architectural illustration, and worked for curious architects such as Daniel Libeskind in Berlin and Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam. In Sweden I was employed by Gert Wingårdh between 1994-99 when my pictures helped the office win projects such as Stockholm Arlanda airport control tower and the Swedish embassy in Berlin. Thereafter I worked 12 years as a free consultant for different architects and property developers on different types of projects. To string together my experiences I finished a Master of Architecture degree at KTH in 2015, and thereafter I participated in housing projects for Brunnberg & Forshed, Vera, and Jacob Cronstedt.

CV Jerry Kopare

1966 Born in Jönköping, Sweden

1988-91 Art history, internships at building sites and architecture offices Stockholm

1991 Kopare Arkitekturillustrationer Stockholm

1992 Studio Daniel Libeskind Berlin

1992-93 OMA Rem Koolhaas Rotterdam

1994 Herman Hertzberger Amsterdam

1994-99 Wingårdh Arkitektkontor Göteborg Stockholm

Since 1999 Kopare Bild AB Stockholm

2015 Master of Architecture KTH Stockholm

Since 2015 practicing architect