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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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Open House Stockholm October 4-6

From 4-6 October 2019 Open House Stockholm will be held for the forth time. During the event the public are invited to seminars about, and tours of, unique buildings and places, all for free!

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The Twist by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Traversing the winding Randselva river, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group’s first project in Norway, The Twist, opens as an inhabitable bridge torqued at its center, forming a new journey and art piece within the Kistefos sculpture park in Jevnaker, Norway.

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Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019

Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 opens in a couple of days. This year's theme “Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth” responds to an era of climate emergency and social inequality by proposing alternatives to the unsustainable paradigm of growth. The festival explores the architecture of Degrowth, an economy of shared plenty in which human and ecological flourishing matter most.

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Tallinn Architecture Biennale

Tallinn Architecture Biennale is an international architecture and urban-planning festival with a diverse programme This year's theme is Beauty Matters and the biennale is open between 11 September–3 November 2019. Head Curator is Dr. Yael Reisner.

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The Three Generation House by Beta architects

A family comprising of two households (and three generations) decides to build a house together. While the younger couple already lives in the city, the grandparents live in the countryside and are keen to move back to the proximity of urban amenities.

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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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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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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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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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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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