The Boogie cars were designed by Jaenecke Samuelson and built in the early 1950s and 1960s respectively. The two apartment buildings got their nickname because of their unusual roof shape. FOJAB has supplemented the block with two more buildings that blend into the area's cohesive environment. 

The new houses are located close to the existing buildings, which placed high demands on the architectural adaptation and design. The Boogie wagons are considered important modernist buildings in post-war Malmö, but other residential buildings in the vicinity also have a strong and contemporary character that the two new additions relate to.

The new development consists of Paviljongshuset and Kronborgshuset with a total of 57 apartments. The pavilion house stands on top of an underground garage, in the middle of the two older boogie car houses, is five stories high and with a sixth floor under the arched roof. The pavilion has a contemporary look but is clearly inspired by the originals in terms of volume, fenestration, roof form and brickwork. The location of the new building, set back from the street, has given the neighborhood a carefully managed and more clearly defined entry point.

At first glance, Kronborgshuset is a traditional four-storey lamellar building with a gable roof. However, its volume is angled and to the northeast it extends over an existing single-storey building. With its location, Kronborgshuset helps to define the street space and shields the courtyard from noise. Fine detailing and simple materials - wood, concrete and brick - give both houses a sensual and human expression, inspired by the ideals of the 1950s.

Facts and figures

Project name



4000 m² BTA

Completed, 2019

Contact person
Pontus Tebäck
+46 705 - 08 35 99

Project team

Project architect
Pontus Tebäck
Architect MSA

Supervising architect
Christina Enscoe
Architect SAR/MSA, Deputy Studio Manager

Katrin Johansson
Architect MSA

Oskar Svahn

Tobias Lundkvist
Architect SAR/MSA

Felix Gerlach

Johannes Alm