Form Follows Environment: Nordic architects vs Climate Change

Powerhouse Brattørkaia by Snøhetta - Photo © Ivar Kvaal

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…

7 trends and highlights from ‘3 Days of Design 2019’ in Copenhagen

3 Days of Design 2019 - JH97 Lounge Chair and Planner shelving and PM-02 table lamp - Photo by Fritz Hansen

At 3 Days of Design 2019 Nordic workplaces become flexible, design crafts are ‘not-necessarily’ functional, chairs protect the ocean while art injects irreverence into design.

Irreplaceable Landscapes: at Dorte Mandrup showcases sustainable architectures in endangered UNESCO sites

IRREPLACEABLE LANDSCAPES exhibition @ DAC. Photo by R. Hjortshoj - courtesy of the Danish Architecture Center.

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.

Nordic rounded shapes reign in Northern’s second design collection

Nordic Rounded shapes reing in Northern's new design collection. Oblong sofa by Mario Tsai - Photo by Chris Tonnesen, courtesy of Northern,

Oblong sofas, oval mirrors and spherical pendant lamps. Nordic rounded shapes bridge Scandinavian heritage and international contemporary design in Northern’s second furniture and home accessories collection.

The Icefjord Centre: Dorte Mandrup takes Venice Biennale to an Arctic extreme with a sensuous installation

Icefjord Centre by Dorte Mandrup in Venice - Photo by Andrea Avezzù, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

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.

Holy, holistic, resilient, rebellious and on-the-border: 5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018

Nordic Pavilion - Photography is by Andrea Ferro. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018. National pavilions respond to to the FREESPACE main theme with visionary masterplans for Jerusalem Western Wall, a Trump defying US-Mexico border, the millennials’ occupation of Budapest’s Liberty bridge and more…