Forget the ski resort this year and unleash your inner monster at "It's Alive!", a Frankenstein-esque lair built entirely from snow and ice. Designed by Pinpin Studio, the igloo-like hotel room mimics a mad scientist's laboratory complete with giant ice beakers and luminous tesla coil sculptures. The temporary hotel suite was created as part of ICEHOTEL, the world's first and largest hotel rebuilt every year from snow and ice.
For nearly a quarter of a century, ICEHOTEL has invited dozens of artists to design and construct ephemeral, themed hotel rooms in Jukkasjärvi, a village 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden. The artistic duo Christian Strömqvist and Karl-Johan Ekeroth’s recently completed “It’s Alive!” hotel suite marks their third ICEHOTEL design venture, following last year’s UFO-themed room “Beam Me Up.”
To replicate the scene from the original Frankenstein horror story, mysterious gadgetry and other playful scientific props surround a flat slab bed reminiscent of an operating table. A ceiling hatch alludes to the lightning bolts that jolt the Frankenstein monster into life. LED strobe lights are also embedded into the walls and can be triggered to simulate a theatrical electric blast.