2019 Best Architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects’ giant starfish-shaped airport in Beijing and Thomas Heatherwick’s architectural sculpture in New York, but also a former locomotive hangar turned into an indoor urban plaza and an inclusive LGBT Center in L.A. are among our favourite architectures of the year.
Traversing the winding Randselva river, The Twist museum designed by Bjarke Ingels Group opens as an inhabitable bridge torqued at its center, forming a new journey and an architectural art piece.
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…
Our ArchiNorci Pinterest board features some of the best contemporary architecture across Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.
Snøhetta designs ‘The Best Weapon’, a public seating commissioned by the Nobel Peace Center encouraging conversation and social intimacy in the UN Headquarters Plaza.
Norwegian firm Snøhetta has completed UNDER, Europe’s very first underwater restaurant which offers a glimpse of the Northern Sea’s marine life.
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.
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.
From Herzog & de Meuron’s M+ in Hong Kong to Jean Nouvel’s desert rose-inspired Qatar National Museum but also Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s expandable art centre on New York’s Highline and Dessau Bauhaus museum celebrating the centenary anniversary of the iconic architecture movement. 8 cultural architectures worthy a trip in 2019!
Snøhetta’s design for the new exhibition “Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed” features organically shaped benches and ceiling-mounted screen projections in order to enhance visitors’ experience regardless of their previous knowledge of the Norwegian artist.
Trump’s wall and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) splitting the Korean peninsula in two… These border walls are just the tip of a global iceberg. Archipanic explores protectionist and divisive constructions across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Snøhetta’s very first lamp collection for ateljé Lyktan, Flik Flak, is inspired by old-school lamps of a childhood desk and the breakneck stunts of a trapeze acrobat.
Northern Lighting announces the launch of Northern, a furniture and interior accessories brand taking the contemporary Nordic spirit in the living room. We selected 8 millennials-driven designs for a cosy cocktail party at home.
Archipanic meets young CEO of Norwegian urban furniture company VESTRE who shares his mind on a responsible and sensible approach to design public spaces.
The Norway x New York workshop engaged American and Norwegian studios to team up and create designs that can be self-produced and distributed independently.
Northern Lighting launches Buddy, Birdy and Granny; quirky light-design companions that touch base with ergonomics and nordic feel.
Pop-corns, comfy seats and good-humour, Nordic cinema meets IKEA: get ready for flat-packed vendetta and odd furniture-mates.
Baked upholstered mirrors, chemically oxidated sculptures, and poured bowls with fluid patterns. Emerging Scandinavian designers showcase their alchemic attitude at Maison&Objet’s exhibition TALENTS À LA CARTE.
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.
Pixelated design by Snøhetta and The Metric System was selected for new notes by the Norway Central Bank and pays homage to Norwegian coastal landscapes.
Colourful clay vases lock together with a steel tray thanks to hidden magnets that keep them in a upright position. Design by Hallgeir Homstvedt for Muuto.
The exhibition in the Nordic Pavilion in Venice shows how modern Scandinavian architecture became an essential component of foreign aid to East Africa in the period 1960–80, and how the ideals of the Nordic welfare system found expression in a number of construction projects.
Metropolis magazine editor Paul Mavkovsky presents Vera & Kyte, a young Norwegian studio that realised a simple yet functional design set that takes inspiration from Scandinavian heritage and blends it with a contemporary feel.
Peter Opsvik re-interprets his iconic GARDEN chair: the ergonomic plant-alike seating that demolished the stereotypical ideal of the proper sitting posture.
It has got the aerodynamic lines of a power-boat and the flashy colours of a sport-car that rockets through urban space… But it was designed to stun in its motionless state. ICON is VESTRE’s brand new bench that won this year the Red Dot Design Award.
SNAKKES by Daniel Cortazar for Northern Lighting is the LED “speaking” lamp for those who are fed up with pointles yellow post-it notes that end up on the floor.