Skovde, Sweden■ The knock-out blow Mikael Kyrk dealt in designingTen Lanes is the vast wall of PBA Hall of Fame
portraits stretched along a walkway inside — a sight too rare in bowling centers both in the U.S. and abroad. A plentiful supply of lockers, a pro shop and 10 lanes with Chicago masking units keep the focus on bowling. But a dark-wood bar lined with a dashing strip of brass may keep you just as focused on the amber tone of your craft beer as it glistens under globe-shaped pendant lights. Ten Lanes makes it awfully easy to forget about that bad break in the foundation frame with a lounge and bar as decadently designed and furnished as this one. Manufacturer highlights: QubicaAMF SPL II lanes; Synergy Furniture; Edge pinspotters; Harmony masking units and ball returns.
Owner: Mikael Kyrk
Architect: Mikael Kyrk