At the end of December 2018 the new central library Oodi opened in the center of Helsinki. The main concept of the project is the interaction between the library's floors, which are linked by the vertically stretched wooden volume covered with Finnish spruce timber. The structure of the building aims to expand the square's public space that continues on the inside. Surrounded by the park and cityscape, the central library offers a majestic view.
Swedish designer Johanna Forsberg describes her Heat pendant lamp as a glowing cloud of fire. The lamps are made by the still young Norwegian manufacturer Northern. But Heat is more than just a Norwegian-Swedish co-production – it is also a social project. Heat is produced in partnership with a development agency that gives asylum seekers and migrants the chance to gain training and find work by producing the lamps.
Form Magazine is one of the oldest magazines in the world founded in 1905. Today, Form is a range of publications: a bimonthly print magazine, the monthly newsletter FormReport and a news blog. The magazine is available for online readers on Readly, Ztory, Magazinos, Scopaltos, Buyandread and Paperton.
On behalf of the Friluftssykehuset Foundation Snøhetta has designed these Outdoor Care Retreats that offer visitors a physical and psychological respite from stringent treatment regiments and the isolation that often follows long-term hospitalization.