Bjarke Ingels’ self-sustaining Oceanix City

Rising sea levels and a lack of affordable housing is becoming a global problem. Danish architects BIG have developed a floating city concept made up of hexagonal islands. The city can hold around 10,000 residents. It is also able to produce its own power, fresh water, and heat.

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HEMMA Gone Wild – twisted sequel in Milan

Last year, the Swedish initiative HEMMA – Stories from Home received much acclaim at the Milan Furniture Week. The exhibition, which was shown in a space in the Brera design area, brought together some of Sweden's leading designers and companies in a holistic depiction by design studio Joyn. And here comes the sequel. Under the title HEMMA Gone Wild, around 20 companies are taking part, from large producers like Blå Station, Bolon and EFG, to smaller projects like Lisa Hilland's new brand Mylhta, Vandra Rugs and students from HDK, Beckmans and from the design award Ung Svensk Form.

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DesignMarch is on!

DesignMarch is Iceland’s annual design festival. It takes place for the eleventh time on 28–31 March 2019. Over one hundred events transform the most northerly capital in the world into one big venue for design.

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Jubileumsparken in Gothenburg won the Siena Prize

Sienapriset delas ut av Sveriges Arkitekter för att främja god utemiljö och tilldelas ett objekt och dess arkitekt. Priset är en hedersutmärkelse i form av diplom samt reliefplakett som sitter på det belönade objektet. Vinnaren blev Jubileumsparken i Göteborg som tog emot priset på årets Arkitekturgala som ägde rum den 19 mars på Konserthuset i Stockholm.

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Anna Chavepayre winner of the Kasper Salin Prize

Yesterday, architect Anna Chavepayre from collectif encore received the finest architecture award in Sweden, the Kasper Salin Prize, at Konserthuset in Stockholm. She was awarded for Hamra Ateljébostad, a private studio home in Hamra, Gotland.

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The Farmhouse by Precht

Architecture studio Precht has developed a fully modular building system, which is prefabricated offsite and flat-packed delivered by trucks. The residents produce their own food in vertical farms. It’s an attempt to reconnect people in the city with the process of growing food.

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Suur-Merijoki Manor – the jewel of Finnish art nouveau

Suur-Merijoki Manor in Viipuri Province was a Finnish Art Nouveau masterpiece, a ‘total work of art’ that became one the most famous Finnish homes of its era. The exhibition at Museum of Finnish Architecture reawakens the former glory of the perished manor designed by the young architect trio Herman Gesellius (1874–1916), Armas Lindgren (1874–1929) and Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950).

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New Museum in Bolzano by Snøhetta

Snøhettas new project, a Museum Quarter in Bolzano, will provide magnificent views in the landscape of surrounded Virgl Mountain in northern Italy. The new cultural area will include South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and the Municipal Museum of Bolzano, along with the planned Bolanzo car structure which is also designed by Snøhetta. The roof of the building aims to serve as a terrace for public space for different activities like open-air markets and concerts. If built the museum will also be the new home for Ötzi the iceman.

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Hytte Imingfjell by Norwegian studio Arkitektværelset

The Norwegian studio Arkitektværelset took the challenge of designing a cabin high situated on top of mountain Imingfjell, in Norway. With strict building rules, difficult weather conditions and risk of avalanches, the back of the cabin has come to look like a protective hood. The hood has practical functions, and at the same time is creating a contrasting and strong geometric shape between the black painted cabin and the angled roof panel.

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Waldersten – All Over

This spring, Fotografiska's large exhibition hall will be filled with the evocative world of one of Sweden's most loved and rebellious visual artists. Jesper Waldersten's universe resembles no other – and with a fair amount of black humour, his first photographic exhibition, Waldersten – All Over, offers both a strong sense of recognition and intimate insight into his creative process.

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House of cards

When Kieran Long became director at ArkDes two years ago, he inherited an institution in crisis. But is the situation any better? Leonidas Aretakis tells of a museum where daily rebukes and sudden dismissals have become part of life. Kieran Long's explanation: “There was a lack of talent.”

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Kiruna’s new town hall by Henning Larsen

The whole city of Kiruna continues to move three kilometers away and the first new building on site was Kiruna town hall in November last year, designed by the Danish studio Henning Larsen. By moving the clock tower from Kiruna's old town hall, designed in 1958 by Artur von Schmalensee, and placing it next to the new building, it has created a physical and visual connection to the city's past.

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The Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg reopens

On Saturday the 23 February, the Röhsska museum opens again after two years of organizational restructure and rebuild. The museum will welcome visitors to a programme that opens up a dialogue about the notion of design and its impact on our everyday lives.

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Spectacular treetop cabins by Oslo-based architect Espen Surnevik

Located in the woods of Finnskogen, "the Finnish Forest", in east Norway, these cabins offer a different forest retreat. Spruce and pine have been used as material for floors, walls and furniture. The cabins are designed with a simple geometry that gives the small living rooms an extraordinary height of over five meters.

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New font released today: VOIR

Today the new VOIR font is released. It is a personal and super-thin typeface designed by art director Pompe Hedengren and typeface designer Göran Söderström. They have been working on the font for two years.

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New cabin concept by Spinn Architects

Oslo-based architects Spinn has designed a unique cabin concept in the Norwegian town of Hammerfest, inspired by the beautiful nature of the place. The cabin's shape is based on a 3D laser scans of the surrounding, rocky terrain. The rounded, outer shape remains weatherproof, covered with roofing felt and an outer screen of wood treated with flames.

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