Nordic Way

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Scandi and US designers team up for Sight Unseen's Norway x New York exhibition

Designers from Norway and New York have worked together to create a collection of playful items, which will be shown during this month's NYCxDesign …

Norm Architects uses earthen tones to connect family home to coastal setting in Denmark

Danish practice Norm Architects has employed sand-coloured walls and earth-hued furnishings throughout this home near Copenhagen to echo the colour …

How Designmuseum Danmark is Using Design to Help Refugee Children

Design – good design, that is – can be used in any imaginable way to make our lives easier. For Designmuseum Danmark, the Copenahagen museum that …

A Pinwheel-Shaped Cabin in Norway Is a Fresh Take on the Traditional Hytte

With four wings that branch out for distinct views, this pine-clad cabin north of Oslo offers privacy for family members despite the small space.<p>With over a quarter of all Norwegians owning at least one "hytte"—a countryside cottage—it seemed only fitting that the American geologist Scott Young …

Architecture

OMA’s Ellen van Loon on the Influence of Casa da Música in Her Latest Project, BLOX

On Saturday, at the opening of her latest building, Ellen van Loon sat on the terrace of BLOX in Copenhagen exuding the satisfaction and fulfillment …

Snøhetta Designs Planetarium and Interstellar Cabins in Norwegian Forest

Snøhetta have released images of their proposed planetarium and visitor’s center for Norway’s largest astronomical facility. Nestled in a dense …

Ilse Crawford's Nature-Inspired Grönska Collection for Kasthall: The English designer's first collaboration with the Swedish carpet producer

Ilse Crawford's work is known all over the world for its assemblage of style and comfort. In her design projects for clubs, shops, interiors and objects, the English designer continuously merges an intimate dimension with an international and recognizable touch. In the spaces (both public and …

Japandi: The Fusion between Scandinavian and Japanese Design

2017 was the year for Japandi style: The mixture between Japanese and Scandinavian design. Though both styles share some philosophies–and part from …

matteo cainer proposes to connect two alvar aalto-designed museums

<b>architect matteo cainer has presented his firm’s proposal to connect two museums in finland, both designed by alvar aalto.</b> the scheme was originally …

Vipp offers its sleek prefabs as vacation rentals now

Meet Vipp Hotel<p>Planning a fall getaway? Prefab company Vipp is betting you are—and is hoping that the wanderlust-filled will drop their cash on a night or two at a prefab hotel.<p>Danish company Vipp recently announced Vipp Hotel, which, for now, includes a single-unit “micro” prefab home in a Swedish …

Here's your once-in-a-lifetime chance to stay in a life-size LEGO House

Get ready to live out your childhood dream! The LEGO House in Billund, Denmark has partnered with Airbnb to offer one family the chance to spend the …

Lego

Holmen Aquatics Center / ARKIS architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Holmen Aquatics Center is a continuation of Holmen beach, by protecting and reinforcing the site’s …

Own a Piece Noma’s New Nordic History

Imagine pulling up a chair to the most beautiful meal of your life. The plates offer surprise after surprise, packed with the kind of fairy-tale …

Centre stage: Copenhagen’s first luxury boutique hotel takes the spotlight

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‘Lego’ style looks good on this Swedish bridge

Groovy<p>The newly opened Lego-shaped “Lego House” in Billund, Denmark, isn’t the only larger-than-life celebration of the iconic toy bricks lately. Behold, the Älvsborg Bridge in Gothenburg, Sweden, now held up by what appears to be pylons made of giant Legos.<p>Conceived by Madrid-based artist Christo …

Six Films to See at MIX Copenhagen 2017

Since 1986, MIX Copenhagen has aimed to give a platform to the stories of the LGTBQI+ community. It is one of the oldest festivals of its kind …

Aarhus Gymnasium / Cubo Arkitekter

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This building project is part of a larger whole where the old textile factory from 1931 with its …

Solar Egg / Bigert & Bergström

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Solar Egg is an oval sauna created by the internationally renowned artists Mats Bigert and Lars …

Solar Power

Villa N1: An All-Wood Summer House in Sweden Designed by Lindvall A & D

Built as a family summer house on the west coast of Sweden, Villa N1 was designed by Jonas Lindvall, of Lindvall A & D, to mimic the wooden barns …

Marimekko's Mika Piirainen on Designing for a 66 Year Old Brand "By Accident" and Managing Stress in the Workplace

Plus, a look inside the iconic lifestyle brand's printing factory<p><i>This is the latest installment of our</i> <b>Core77 Questionnaire</b><i>. Previously, we talked t</i><b>o</b></b> …

UX Design

Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design of the University of Bergen / Snøhetta

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Replacing the former Bergen Academy of Art & Design (KHiB), the new KMD has undergone a historic fusion, …

Architecture

A Barn / OPA Form

<b>The Barns They Are A Changin´</b><br>50 years ago the barn was sheltering cows, now a new era has come and people are moving in.<p>In the valley Myrkdalen on …

Cows

Go Forth: A Massive LEGO Center Now Exists in Denmark

Designed by BIG and COWI, LEGO house expresses the building process as pure fun<p>Core77 isn't an architecture blog by nature, but certain structures do …

A Tiny Bathhouse on the Norwegian Island of Hankø Made With Sustainable Softwood

Built to blend in with its forest surroundings and complement an existing prefab log cabin, the Hankø Bathhouse designed by Oslotre is built entirely out of durable Kebony wood.<p>Developed in Norway using an eco-friendly, patented process, Kebony is a sustainable softwood that's been permanently …

A New Bar in Helsinki Channels a Retro Soundtrack and a Midcentury Milanese Hotel Lounge

A new atmospheric bar and lounge opens up in a hip Helsinki neighborhood, channeling a retro-chic hotel lounge and inspired by a groovy soundtrack filled with tunes from the '60s and '70s.<p>Named after Scott Walker's 1968 hit song "Jackie" (a cover of Jacques Brel's French hit "La Chanson de Jacky"), …

Cruciform pavilion by Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter references historic Copenhagen garden

The light filtering through tree-lined avenues inspired this slatted pavilion by Swedish studio Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter, which is installed in …

Architecture

living in nature: creatives call cabins home for 72 hours in sweden

<b>the ’72 hour cabin’, launched by ‘visit sweden’ in collaboration with west sweden tourist board, aims to discover the effects of living ‘close to</b> …

Paintings by Norwegian Artist Lars Elling

Eyes on Norwegian artist Lars Elling.Born in 1966, Lars Elling is a Norwegian artist who lives in Oslo. He is currently represented in Norway by …

BRICK Candle Holders by Jenny Nordberg for Swedish Ninja

Bricks are pretty standard when it comes to construction – they’re all the same size and shape, and you can always count on each one being just about …

Furniture

Black and White Photography by Kim Høltermand

Grå (gray) – masterfully composed black and white fine art photography by Kim Høltermand.Born in 1977, Kim Høltermand is a freelance architectural …