Konstantin Ikonomidis’ Qaammat pavilion celebrates and promotes the Inuit intangible cultural heritage and traditional knowledge of the environment.
THE WHALE museum and whale-watching facility by Dorte Mandrup Architects grows from the ground dissolving the lines between architecture and Norway’s Arctic wilderness while inviting to discover the fabled creatures through art, science and architecture.
Designed as an architectural reaction to changing weather conditions, architecture firm Snøhetta’s Tungestølen hiking cabin in the western part of Norway on a small plateau overlooks the Jostedalen glacier.
Nordic architects are showing the way to build a sustainable future. BIG completes the cleanest waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope, Snøhetta has inaugurated the the world’s northernmost energy-positive building. Dorte Mandrup’s Icefjord Centre breaks ground to offer breathtaking views of a melting UNESCO World Heritage Site, new sustainable cultural venues thrive in Helsinki and a sinking arctic Swedish city is being relocated…
An ancient dye plant painting the world indigo, spider silk engineering technology and the world’s first microbe-grown headset. Helsinki Design Week 2019 is all about a greener future!
How does the landscapes shape the architecture? The Irreplaceable Landscapes exhibition at Copenhagen DAC Museum narrates four of Dorte Mandrup’s most audacious projects dealing with natural environments threatened by Climate Change.
The S-1500 chair is made from fishnets and ropes contributing to building a local circular economy. The material is processed to create a marble-like matte, pebbled, dark green surface which is unique and mass produced at the same time.
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.
With Project TrumpNoMore Finnish NGO Melting Ice is raising half a million dollars to demonstrate that climate change exists in a monumental way: carving the US President’s face into an arctic iceberg.
Are you ready to to feel cozy in Lapland? 2017 IceHotel unveiled designers’ suites 200 km away from the Arctic Circle… Until Spring will melt them down.
In Ushuaia, Argentina, THE BIRRA brewery and hamburger store by hitzig militello arquitectos is inspired by traditional Argentinian grocery-warehouses.
By the end of this century, global warming, over population and humans’ comsumption of natural resources will effect Antactica as well. Hani Rashid’s exhibition showcases future scenarios of sustainable and high-tech architecture.
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.