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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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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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