This bubble hotel gives you front-row seats of Icelands northern lights

June 6, 2017 by  
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If you’ve ever dreamed of watching the northern lights from the comfort of your bed, here’s a chance to turn your dreams into reality. To the delight of stargazers and nature lovers, the 5 Million Star Hotel installed eight unique bubbles in a hidden Icelandic forest, with each bubble offering perfect and private outdoor views. Equipped with heating and a comfortable bed, these transparent bubbles give guests magical front-row seats to the dancing northern lights. Founded in November 2015 by Robert Robertsson, the 5 Million Star Hotel was created to fulfill childhood dreams of sleeping beneath the aurora borealis. Tucked away on private farmland, the location is only disclosed to those who make reservations in order to preserve guest privacy. The eight inflatable bubbles—only five are currently open for booking—are named after different women in the owners’ family and are available in two styles: fully transparent igloo -shaped bubbles and partially transparent spherical bubbles. Built with sturdy translucent plastic, each bubble comes with a double bed, nightstand, space heater, outlet, and a lamp. The bubbles are inflated with a constantly running noiseless ventilation system. Air blowers keep the bubble warm and toasty all winter long. Related: Thermal Glass Igloos Offer Views of the Northern Lights at Finland’s Hotel Kakslauttanen The bubble rooms that are currently available fit two adults but the spherical versions can accommodate an extra child for those traveling as a family. The bathroom, showers, and kitchen are located in a timber-clad shared facility. The price for a night’s stay at the bubble hotel starts at ISK 28,900 (approximately USD $295). Want to maximize your chances of catching a glimpse of the northern lights? Try booking a night between September and March. + Buubble | Five Million Star Hotel Via Travel and Leisure Images via Buubble

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Shigeru Ban Architects unveil plans for the worlds tallest hybrid timber building

June 6, 2017 by  
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Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban just unveiled plans for the world’s tallest timber hybrid high-rise, the Terrace House . Slated for Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighborhood, the angular structure will have multiple tiers of abundant greenery rising up through a latticework frame made out of locally-sourced timber . According to the design description, “meticulously engineered timber” will be used to create the building’s latticework frame , which will be interspersed with an abundance of greenery rising up from the ground floor. The proposed design will create not only the world’s largest timber hybrid structure, but will be a luminous icon for Vancouver’s growing cityscape. Ban’s proposed design will hold court right next to the city’s famed Evergreen Building , designed by late architect Arthur Erickson . Related: Nation’s largest cross-laminated timber academic building is an icon of sustainability The stunning project, which will be led by Vancouver-based developer PortLiving , was carefully crafted by Ban to stand out for its cutting-edge design without taking away from the existing architecture, “We have brought together the best of the best – a team of true experts in creative collaboration, working together for the first time ever on a single project. The result is truly a once-in-a-lifetime project setting new standards in design and construction,” said Macario Reyes, founder and CEO of PortLiving. “Every detail has been considered right down to the specific foliage on the terraces. It only made sense to bring on Cornelia Oberlander to continue her vision and create continuity between the Evergreen Building by Arthur Erickson and Terrace House by Shigeru Ban.” Although Ban’s design is sure to be a stellar icon of timber architecture , it won’t be the city’s only wooden wonder; the world’s current tallest timber building, Brock Commons , was completed in Vancouver just last year. + Terrace House + Shigeru Ban Architects Via Archdaily Images via PortLiving

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Iceberg-inspired Greenland cultural center celebrates 20 years of resilience in the Arctic

February 21, 2017 by  
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Greenland’s harsh arctic climates are notoriously unforgiving, which makes the Katuaq Cultural Centre of Greenland’s 20th anniversary all the more impressive. Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects completed the cultural and artistic center in February 1997 and forged a meeting space open to locals, the international Inuit community, and visitors from around the world. Located in Nuuk, the award-winning Katuaq Cultural Centre is largely inspired by the environment, from its iceberg-like massing to its timber unudulating screen that acts as an architectural metaphor for the northern lights . Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects won an international competition for the Katuaq Cultural Centre in 1992 with its conceptual designs of a dramatic building inspired by the Greenlandic landscape. The 4,800-square-meter undulating building features a triangular monolithic body that mimics an iceberg , a “floating” second skin made up of golden larch wood that alludes to the northern lights , and a bright, white foyer space that references snow and ice. Natural light illuminates the foyer through roof lights and narrow oblong glass slits in the timber screen. The foyer leads to a theater, cinema, and cafe. Related: Greenland’s wooden Icefjord Center will offer sweeping views of the glacial landscape “Winning the competition to design the Cultural Centre in Greenland was a major breakthrough for our studio as our first project on an international scale. It spearheaded our architectural ambition to create cultural buildings with a strong sense of place and a space that acts as a meeting place for people,” says Founding Partner Morten Schmidt. “The challenge of constructing a sustainable building that could withstand the arctic climate conditions also brought us new knowledge about which materials we should use.” The Katuaq Cultural Centre has stood the test of time and welcomes approximately 100,000 visitors every year, an impressive number given Greenland’s estimated population of 56,500. + Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Images via Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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Iconic ICEHOTEL to offer stunning solar-powered ice suites year round

November 2, 2015 by  
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Daan Roosegaarde’s Waterlicht light installation mimics the beauty of Aurora Borealis

March 5, 2015 by  
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Iceland’s Ion Hotel Offers Dramatic Views of the Northern Lights

January 30, 2015 by  
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September 16, 2014 by  
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Gorgeous Solar Geodesic Dome Crowns Cob House in the Arctic Circle

February 25, 2014 by  
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Umea’s Spectacular Ice Block Sculptures Bring the Glory of the Northern Lights to Cities Across Europe

October 29, 2013 by  
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Thermal Glass Igloos Offer Views of the Northern Lights at Finland’s Hotel Kakslauttanen

January 25, 2013 by  
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