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Kjellander Sjöberg Wins Competition For a New Sustainable Landmark in Sweden

06:00 - 17 May, 2018
Kjellander Sjöberg Wins Competition For a New Sustainable Landmark in Sweden, Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg
Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg

Kjellander Sjöberg Architects have won the competition for Nacka Port, a new sustainable and dynamic urban block. The award-winning architecture firm, which is one of the leading architectural offices in Scandinavia will build the project in an area between Nacka and Stockholm, Sweden.

Proposed Bridge in Sweden Will Turn a River Into a Public Amphitheater

15:10 - 13 February, 2018
Proposed Bridge in Sweden Will Turn a River Into a Public Amphitheater, Courtesy of Erik Andersson Architects
Courtesy of Erik Andersson Architects

Kalix, a small town in Northern Sweden, has plans to replace its current bridge over the river in 2019. As part of the process, The Swedish Traffic Administration commissioned Erik Andersson Architects to design an initial study for a bridge that would not only replace the existing bridge's functions, but also add new elements to turn the new bridge into a gathering space and public amenity for the town.

UNStudio Selected to Design New Cable Car in Gothenburg

10:50 - 9 February, 2018
UNStudio Selected to Design New Cable Car in Gothenburg, © Plompmozes
© Plompmozes

UNStudio has won a competition to design a new, 3-kilometer long cable car in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The cable car's route, which will connect the old city on the south of the river with three locations to the north, will feature a total of six towers which have been designed around an adaptable, asymmetrical structural system intended to mimic the cranes in the city's shipyards. The expected opening date for the cable car is in 2021, with the new transportation system being inaugurated as part of the celebrations of Gothenburg's 400th anniversary.

See the Dazzling Ice Architecture at Sweden's ICEHOTEL

14:00 - 22 December, 2017
See the Dazzling Ice Architecture at Sweden's ICEHOTEL, Queen of the North / Emilie Steele & Sebastian Dell’Uva. Photograph by <a href='http://http://www.asafkliger.com/'>Asaf Kliger</a> © <a href='http://https://www.icehotel.com/ice-galleries/art-design-2017-2018/'>ICEHOTEL</a>
Queen of the North / Emilie Steele & Sebastian Dell’Uva. Photograph by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

Located in the small village of Jukkasjärvi 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, Sweden’s ICEHOTEL is the world’s largest ice structure, constructed each year from over 4000 tonnes of ice and snow.

Suspended LED Lighting Installation Projects The Pulse of City Life in Stockholm

08:00 - 28 September, 2017
Suspended LED Lighting Installation Projects The Pulse of City Life in Stockholm, © David Svensson
© David Svensson

Designed by David Svensson, a total of 400 meters of a neon resembled warm white LED from GE is a work of art representing the pulse of city life in busy Stockholm station. 

Monumental Minds: Illustrations of Scandinavia’s Design Legacy

14:00 - 16 September, 2017
Monumental Minds: Illustrations of Scandinavia’s Design Legacy, Courtesy of Expedia Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland
Courtesy of Expedia Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland

Not just meatballs and Vikings; Scandinavia has always been the epicentre of design across the world - just look at the growing impact of Bjarke Ingels and Ikea's future living lab SPACE10. To showcase their significant influence, Expedia has illustrated the works of four famous architects from Denmark, FinlandNorway and Sweden and how they shaped international architectural movements of the 20th and 21st centuries in a collection of posters called Monumental Minds.  

Massive Redevelopment Plan in Stockholm Will Feature Terraced Building by Foster + Partners

14:30 - 11 September, 2017
Massive Redevelopment Plan in Stockholm Will Feature Terraced Building by Foster + Partners, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

With construction well underway on the redevelopment of Stockholm’s Slussen interchange, one of the city’s busiest transportation hubs, the final building of the masterplan has been launched by the City of Stockholm and Foster + Partners.

This Monument to the Humble Honeybee Bears a Stark Warning

08:00 - 2 September, 2017
This Monument to the Humble Honeybee Bears a Stark Warning, © Peo Olsson
© Peo Olsson

Constructed as part of Agrikultura—a triennial of public artworks and urban interventions in Malmö, Sweden—this installation, described by the designers a "maquette of a monument to the honeybee", is in fact home to an entire colony. It references—by design—the mysterious elements of 'bee orientation': verticality (gravity), geometry (the cell structure of the beehive), and the position of the sun relative to the hive. The project is, on the one hand, "a potential memorial for the bees" while, on the other, "a celebration of the sun on which all life depends."

Riksbyggen and Sweco Architects Win Competition for Wooden Mixed-Use Development in Gothenburg

06:00 - 18 August, 2017
Riksbyggen and Sweco Architects Win Competition for Wooden Mixed-Use Development in Gothenburg , Courtesy of Kristian Schling, AdoreAdore
Courtesy of Kristian Schling, AdoreAdore

Riksbyggen and Sweco Architects were announced as the winners of a government-led competition to create a cross-laminated timber framed housing development for the Johanneberg district of Gothenburg, Sweden. The proposal, called “Slå rot” (Swedish for “put down roots”), was chosen for its response to its existing environment with nods to tradition, while still providing an innovative structural system and modern living to the neighborhood.

Our Favorite Nordic Photographers: The Best Photos of The Week

07:00 - 2 July, 2017
Our Favorite Nordic Photographers: The Best Photos of The Week, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

Often informed by its harsh climate and stunning landscapes, Nordic design, specifically architecture, has a unique relationship with nature. Photographers of Nordic architecture have benefitted from studying this close connection in their photos that experiment with capturing light, innovative materials, and landscape to create a compelling composition. Below is a selection of images of both public and private architecture by prominent photographers such as Pasi Aalto, Bert Leandersson, Mika Huisman and Åke E: Lindman.

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