The Crystal town-hall by Henning Larsen was inspired by the iron minerals of a historical mine which threats to swallow the city center of Kiruna. The building marks the first stage in the relocation of the Swedish city.
Dorte Mandrup’s partially submerged Icefjord Centre in Greenland offers a breathtaking view on one of the most active glaciers on the planet. The project is on show at Venice Biennale with an exhibition which recreates the sounds and the colours of Arctic wilderness.
In Ushuaia, Argentina, THE BIRRA brewery and hamburger store by hitzig militello arquitectos is inspired by traditional Argentinian grocery-warehouses.
Aurora exhibition at Stockholm Furniture Fair offers the chance to dig into the unique features of each Nordic country. We picked Iceland. Here extreme conditions became the cradle for a distinct creative approach: sulphure designs, flat-packed paper lamps and even furniture made of whale bones and shark teeth.
A forest of Gothic columns, the set of a horror movie, and even an elephant in the room. Sculptors and architects from around the world design art suites of the soon-to-be-melted Ice Hotel in Northern Sweden.
Toughened by Norwegian hard winters, Trollstigen visitors center by Reiulf Ramstad Architects challenges wilderness with a concrete and cor-ten steel structure that stretches dramatically until plunging into the fjords’ mist.
“Not a single pine will be torn down”. NietoSobejano Arquitectos designed a new home for the Arvo Pärt Centre near Talinn. Inspired by the Estonian composer’s symphonies, the new cultural hub will dialogues respectfully with the surrounding landscape.
Canada’s national exhibition at Venice Architecture Biennale explores how Inuit communities in Nunavut, the newest, largest and most northerly territory, challenged the viability of an universalizing modernity.
Saunders Architecture designed artists’ cabins completely immersed in the remote nature of Fogo Island, Canada, to fuel with new energy the local community.
The Whale Bone project: ECAL student flies to Reykjavik combine “primitive” and contemporary design in Iceland.