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Hiding in plain sight

It’s been 42 years since Jonas Bohlin – then 28 years old and a freshly graduated interior architect – flipped the notion of what a piece of furniture should look like.

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Klimatorium in Lemvig

The new waterfront Klimatorium climate center in Lemvig is a forum for knowledge, education, innovation and development projects within utility services and climate change. The new building is going to support Denmark’s role as an exporter of climate solutions and help establish Lemvig and the Central Denmark Region as a center of climate change adaptation.

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Damn Critics! at Färgfabriken in Stockholm

In the exhibition Damn Critics architecture critics from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark write critiques of fictional works of architecture. The critical reflection departures in the critics’ own dreams and imagination. The written critiques are handed over to six designers from the three countries who generate form through model and drawing based on the critique.

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Powerhouse Telemark by Snøhetta

Powerhouse Telemark sets a new standard for the construction of environmentally sustainable buildings by reducing its yearly net energy consumption by 70% compared to similar new-construction offices, and by producing more energy than it will consume over its entire lifespan.

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Copenhagen Islands

Have you ever seen a ”parkipelago”? The Copenhagen Islands by Danish design studio Fokstrot and Marshall Blecher will be an example of just that.

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Peter Celsing 100 years in 2020

In 2020, architect Peter Celsing should have celebrated 100 years. He is the architect behind, among other buildings, three famous Stockholm buildings: Kulturhuset at Sergels Torg, The Film House at Gärdet and the Riksbank building at Brunkebergs Torg.

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Golden Gate of Stockholm

This week the new golden bridge came to Stockholm and the hype was real. Foster + Partners are the architects behind the new connection in Slussen.

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The Kasper Salin Prize Nominees

Architects Sweden recently unveiled the four nominees for this year’s Kasper Salin Prize for the best building of the year 2019. The prize will be awarded on March 10 at the Arkitekturgalan in Stockholm.

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Stars from 2019: Under

Norwegian mega office Snøhetta’s beautiful project finally opened to the public in March. The combined restaurant and research station is in the shape of a monolith, with half of it sunken into the water; the idea is that the concrete facade will eventually become a reef, one with the sea. In the dining room, overlooking the bottom of the sea through an eleven metres wide panoramic window, are tables and chairs designed exclusively for the restaurant, inspired by tree branches, while the colour scheme and lighting with billowing panels are reminiscent of the sun setting in the sea.

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Arctic Bath will open soon

Soon the new international hotel Arctic Bath in Harads, Swedish Lapland will open up. Inspired by the success of Treehotel the floating hotel with cold bath planned on Luleriver is to be situated downstream from the bridges of Bodtraskfors. Arctic Bath will be a year round hotel, summertime free-floating and wintertime frozen on Luleriver.

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Snøhetta – in a cool place indeed

The Norwegian mega office Snøhetta designs the visitor center The Arc in Longyearbyen. This cone-shaped building, will be home to content from Svalbard Global Seed Vault, as well as the digital archive Arctic World Archive.

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Swedish architects help creating a self-sustaining children’s centre in Tanzania

Local workers and a team of Swedish architects have completed the Econef Children’s Center in northern Tanzania. The center is a self-sustaining facility for orphans situated in the King’ori village. The buildings are powered with solar energy and harvest rainwater in a system inspired by the African baobab tree. The center also has a biogas plant to produce cooking gas for use in the kitchen. The buildings will be the home of 25 children.

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Køge Nord Station in Copenhagen

In early summer, greater Copenhagen’s new public transport hub, Køge Nord Station, war officially opened. A sensational foot-bridge, a station and a park area, hovering high-speed trains, local trains and the busiest motorway in the country. Designed by DISSING+WEITLING, COWI and COBE, the station forms a significant hub for the green mobility.

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