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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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Oodi Helsinki Central Library by ALA Architects

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.

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The Siena Prize nominees

The Siena Prize is awarded by the Architects Sweden to promote good outdoor environment. The prize will be awarded at Arkitekturgalan on March 19, 2019.

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Vertical Village II by Tham & Videgård Architects

Tham & Videgård Architects presents the Vertical Village II project - a prefabricated residential area with 17 vertical houses in Gothenburg, Sweden. The project aims to be an alternative to traditional terraced houses, with cross-laminated wood construction, which will form a new sustainable district surrounded by greenery.

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Brown architecture

The gingerbread house exhibition at Stockholm's ArkDes museum is a tradition that probably will continue until the end of days. The theme of the year is luxury, and of the 160 entries in the competition we would like to mention house no 40, where Le Corbusier meets Mondrian in a match made in architectural heaven.

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Family matters

The Finnish Museum of architecture in Helsinki focuses on the fascinating architect family Paatela, who has put its mark on finnish architecture, especially hospital buildings, for a hundred years, from the classicism of the 1920's via Bauhaus modernism to the contemporary styles. 15 projects are presented in the exhibition.

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Winter is coming – Gudbrandslie Cabin is the perfect getaway

The construction of the cabin is made of prefabricated solid wooden elements of spruce which resulted in a short construction time, a great advantage on site in the mountainess scenery and due to the sometimes harsh weather conditions. Designed by Oslo-based firm Helen & Hard Architects.

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Jørn Utzon in retrospective solo exhibition

In 2018 Jørn Utzon would have celebrated his 100th birthday. DAC honors the Danish starchitect with the solo exhibition “Horisont” presenting Utzon’s many travels and his curiosity for foreign cultures which influenced his iconic architecture.

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This is Noma 2.0

Architect firm BIG has now released images of the famous Noma 2.0 restaurant, located in the Danish capital Copenhagen. The group of architects has transformed a deserted historic building that has become a Michelin starred and famous restaurant in the north. Enjoy!

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742 solar panels cover the gaming company Paf’s new headquarters

The gaming company Paf's headquarters in Åland is now finished. Both the facade and the roof are covered with a total of 742 solar panels and the building's main building materials is glued wood. On the inside of the building there's an open office landscape with a floating meeting room shaped like a ball.

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The world’s most scenic town hall?

Deep in the spectacular Faroese landscape is a town hall completely merged with nature: The green-roofed town hall of the small Eysturkommuna is not just a building but serves as a bridge for the citizens to cross the river.

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An inspiring summer house in the Stockholm archipelago

Is your vacation over? Here's some summerhouse inspiration! An archipelago residence with space for both social community and calm privacy, and making the most of an exceptional location. That was the vision for this summer house in Stockholm's archipelago, which combines Japanese simplicity with Scandinavian summer cottage tradition.

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Arkitekternas Rödfärgspris – some favourites among the nominees

Arkitekternas Rödfärgspris (The architects' Red Color Award) rewards architecture that, through various solutions, shows how modern contemporary design meets traditional sludge - ranging from private villas and cabins to public buildings. The winner will be presented at the Red Color Prize gala on October 25th.

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BLOX opens in Copenhagen on May 6th

In the heart of Copenhagen the new building BLOX will soon open. BLOX will provide a setting for recreational outdoor urban spaces, playgrounds, homes and cafés as well as a unique forum for the built environment with room for work, exhibitions, research and reflection. The opening takes place on May 6th.

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Villa Idun-Lee among the Design S nominees

Form's current guestagrammers, the architects Per Nadén and Anton Kolbe, and their project Villa Idun-Lee are nominated in Design S – Swedish Design Awards 2018. They are nominated in the category Svenska Fönsterpriset – the art of building with light and they have a chance to win 50 000 SEK. Here's their competition, the other nominees.

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Skellefteå Cultural Centre among the MIPIM Awards 2018 finalists

Next week, the MIPIM Award Ceremony takes place at the Grand Auditorium, Palais des Festivals, Cannes. The Swedish project Skellefteå Cultural Center, by White Architects is nomineted in the categroy Best Futura Project. The other nominees come from Taiwan, Qatar and South Korea. See all the nominees here - and go White!

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