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Swedish Studio Wingårdhs Unveils Prefab, Scented Apartment Block Made Entirely from Wood

Swedish Studio Wingårdhs Unveils Prefab, Scented Apartment Block Made Entirely from Wood

Erected for property developer Folkhem, the Strandparken tower shelters 31 apartments among its 8 floors. It was designed to explore the potential of multi-occupancy housing while offering inhabitants a

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Wi-Fi Connected Collaborative Cooking Machine Lets 5 Chefs Cook Together from Afar

Wi-Fi Connected Collaborative Cooking Machine Lets 5 Chefs Cook Together from Afar

The Stockholm-based project is the work of Christian Isberg, Petter Johansson Kukacka, Lasse Korsgaard and chef Carl Berglöf, who see it as a "project about how food, interaction and anonymity can create

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New Water Buses Proposed to Help Ease Mass Transit Pressure in Sweden

New Water Buses Proposed to Help Ease Mass Transit Pressure in Sweden

Researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have come up with an innovative addition to the city's public transit system. Called Waterway 365, their project follows the principle that

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David Chipperfield Wins Competition to Design Sophisticated New Nobel Center in Stockholm

David Chipperfield Wins Competition to Design Sophisticated New Nobel Center in Stockholm

Slated for the Blasieholmsudden peninsula, the building will include a variety of exhibition spaces and meeting rooms, a library and of course an expansive auditorium, where the annual Nobel Prize award

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Visiondivision Envisions Parasitic Cultural Space ‘Under the Bridge’ in Stockholm

Visiondivision Envisions Parasitic Cultural Space ‘Under the Bridge’ in Stockholm

Under the Bridge is a proposal for culture and entertainment under the Tranebergsbron Bridge, in Stockholm, Sweden. Linking the city island Kungsholmen and the suburb of Bromma, the bridge was built back

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C.F. Møller’s Solar-Powered Wood Skyscraper Wins HSB Stockholm Architecture Competition

C.F. Møller’s Solar-Powered Wood Skyscraper Wins HSB Stockholm Architecture Competition

One of the first things that comes to mind when someone mentions a wood skyscraper is the risk of fire, but the architects maintain that wood is more fire-safe than other common building materials. "Wood

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Infographic: How Congestion Pricing Works

Infographic: How Congestion Pricing Works

Photo via Shutterstock Congestion charging is one of the most effective tools that local governments have to discourage people from driving their cars in cities during peak hours, helping to reduce air

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Johanna Mårtensson Built a City Out of Bread Just to Watch it Mold

Johanna Mårtensson Built a City Out of Bread Just to Watch it Mold

The Earth will probably continue to turn long after humans are devoured by rat-size snails or flesh-eating zombies, but A Design award winner Johanna Mårtensson wanted to explore the notion for herself.

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Twelve Architects Announced in Competition to Build New Home for the Nobel Prize

Twelve Architects Announced in Competition to Build New Home for the Nobel Prize

Once a year, the whole world looks to the Nobel Center in Stockholm, Sweden to announce the Nobel Prizes. The center recently announced plans to relocate to a new building, and out of 140 architects, 12

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Lumière au Chocolate: A Delectable LED Lamp Made From Chocolate!

Lumière au Chocolate: A Delectable LED Lamp Made From Chocolate!

Swedish designer Alexander Lervik has created Lumière au Chocolate - a delectable LED lamp made of chocolate that slowly melts to let light filter through. Lervik worked with the Scandinavian LED

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Stockholm’s LEED Gold Flat Iron Building Wedges Against the Main Train Station

Stockholm’s LEED Gold Flat Iron Building Wedges Against the Main Train Station

Completed in 2008, the Flat Iron Building is an eco office developed by Skanska and designed by Rosenbergs Arkitekter. The precast concrete building forms a wedge between Torsgatan in central Stockholm

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DAPstockholm’s Energy-Efficient Villa Midgard is Nestled Into the Swedish Countryside

DAPstockholm’s Energy-Efficient Villa Midgard is Nestled Into the Swedish Countryside

Villa Midgard sits nestled into a site cut out of the rocky terrain of a hillside. As visitors approach the site, they are met by a green-roofed garage that appears to grow from the rock of the earth.

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Sleep With the Fishes on Your Own Private Island in Sweden

Sleep With the Fishes on Your Own Private Island in Sweden

Designed by local artist and sculptor Mikael Genberg, Utter Inn sits on its own private floating island in Lake Vasteras near Stockholm. The journey to The Utter Inn (which means Otter in Swedish), begins

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3XN’s Green-Roofed Stockholm City Station to Serve as Entrance to the City Center

3XN’s Green-Roofed Stockholm City Station to Serve as Entrance to the City Center

Stockholm Station City is a mixed use development located in the heart of Stockholm that will mark the entrance to the inner city center. Conceived by 3XN, the building addresses a number of public and

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Erik’s Design Buss is a Non-Conformist Mobile Design Studio in Sweden

Erik’s Design Buss is a Non-Conformist Mobile Design Studio in Sweden

Equipped with photo and printing capability, the lively mobile home and studio travels throughout Sweden, picking up small commissions along the way. Specializing in producing menus, animation, brochures

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Skipark 360°: C.F. Møller’s Slope-Shaped Indoor Ski Resort Will Be Powered By Green Energy

Skipark 360°: C.F. Møller’s Slope-Shaped Indoor Ski Resort Will Be Powered By Green Energy

At a height of 135 meters, the man-made skill hill would be one of Sweden's tallest buildings. The resort would be located in Balsta, about 45 minutes outside Stockholm, and close to a regional airport

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RB Arkitektur’s City Bridge Is a Verdant Urban Archipelago for Stockholm

RB Arkitektur’s City Bridge Is a Verdant Urban Archipelago for Stockholm

RB Arkitektur's City Bridge is a proposal on how to transform one of Stockholm's most hostile places into a thriving urban archipelago. The green urban intervention brings nature straight into the heart

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Subterranean Atomic Shelter Transformed into a Cool and Cavernous Internet Provider Facility

Subterranean Atomic Shelter Transformed into a Cool and Cavernous Internet Provider Facility

This is definitely one of the most interesting examples of creative re-use that we've ever seen. AF-L (A) wanted to treat the rock as a living organism to which the humans had to adjust. They achieved

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! it’s a… Hostel?!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! it’s a… Hostel?!

The Jumbo Hostel is housed within a retrofitted 747-200 situated in the Stockholm-Arlanda airport. The jumbo jet has a long history of service - it was originally built for Singapore Airlines and even

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Elding Oscarson’s Trompe L’Oeil Illusions Add Depth to a Striking Studio Renovation

Elding Oscarson’s Trompe L’Oeil Illusions Add Depth to a Striking Studio Renovation

While the interior may seem understated, turning crumbling but cherished buildings into a contemporary workshop was no easy feat. The designers stripped down the former stable to reveal its gaping

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Gigantic Tree Trunk Benches Made From Recovered Elms Pop Up in Stockholm

Gigantic Tree Trunk Benches Made From Recovered Elms Pop Up in Stockholm

Designer Lies-Marie Hoffmann recently dropped a series of sculptural benches made from Elm-trunks throughout the streets of Stockholm. Dubbed “Homage to the Elm trees”, the project

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Swedish Company Harvests Body Heat to Warm Buildings

Swedish Company Harvests Body Heat to Warm Buildings

Inspired by the hordes of people passing through Stockholm's Central Station each day, a Swedish real estate company, Jernhusen, found a way to harness the energy created by the 250,000 moving bodies to

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Crumbling Gingerbread Houses Highlight Homelessness in Sweden

Crumbling Gingerbread Houses Highlight Homelessness in Sweden

Most of us don’t think twice about going home for the holidays, but the idea is impossible for the millions of homeless people worldwide. In Sweden, the Stockholm City Welfare Mission joined forces with

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World’s Most Advanced Hospital Will Also Be Green

World’s Most Advanced Hospital Will Also Be Green

A new hospital to be built in Stockholm wants to be to health sciences what the Large Hadron Collider is to physicists.  The new Karolinska Solna University Hospital is expected to become the world's

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ANY SCANDINAVIAN PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE?

ANY SCANDINAVIAN PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE?

I mentioned my trip to the Netherlands a few weeks ago, but what I didn't mention is that I will be embarking on a whirlwind tour of Scandinavia shortly afterwards. If Inhabitat has any Scandinavian

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