The next generation of Nordic houses

6/12/2020 9:14:00 AM

Explore Thames and Hudson's new book on cosy Nordic homes 🏠

Explore Thames and Hudson's new book on cosy Nordic homes 🏠

One of the best things about a cold climate is a cosy house. And, curling up with a book by the fire inside it. This new book, New Nordic Houses, published by Thames and Hudson, would be the ideal read. And from your cosy spot, you’ll discover that Nor...

The Folded Roof House in Musk, Sweden, by Claesson Koivisto Rune, featured in Nordic Houses by Dominic Bradbury and published by Thames and Hudson..are also expected to be given the green light.Stormzy has pledged to donate a total of £10million to organisations, charities and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment within the UK.

Photography: Åke Eson Lindman One of the best things about a cold climate is a cosy house.And, curling up with a book by the fire inside it.This new book, New Nordic Houses , published by Thames and Hudson, would be the ideal read.”This is by necessity a careful process, but we hope the reopening of safari parks and zoos will help provide families with more options to spend time outdoors while supporting the industry caring for these incredible animals.And from your cosy spot, you’ll discover that Nordic houses are more often than not designed around the fireplace.Writer Dominic Bradbury, found some other things Nordic houses have in common – saunas, window seats, natural materials and texture.Big For Your Boots rapper Stormzy has now spoken on the cause and announced his plans to make the multi-million pound donation within the next decade.

He describes that cosy feeling that they all generate as ‘Nordic warmth’, and traces it back to the Nordic modernists of the 20th century – think Arne Jacobsen, Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson – who adapted the International Style to the Scandinavian climate and culture with an inherently crafted architecture.How have zoos coped during lockdown? Read more Japanese café uses cuddly capybaras to enforce social distancing Along with other UK businesses, zoos have struggled to make ends meet while they’ve been closed during the pandemic.Manshausen Island Resort, Steigen, Norway, by Snorre Stinessen with Stinessen Arkitektur, 2015.Photography: © 2019 Steve King While the new guard of Nordic architects – including Jon Danielsen Aarhus, Tham & Videgård, Snorre Stinessen, Reiulf Ramstad and Todd Saunders – are designing for a different era, with different needs and lifestyles, Bradbury notes that they stay remarkably loyal to the style and feeling set by their modern predecessors, maintaining qualities such as ‘ingenuity, modesty, informality, connectivity and context’ across their architecture.The book is divided into chapters ‘Rural cabins’, ‘Coastal retreats’, ‘Townhouses’ and ‘Country homes’ corresponding to typology, scale and locale – the Scandinavian landscape varies dramatically from coastlines, fjords and isles, to forests, woodland and prairies and each house, there are over 40, included in the book is sensitively site specific to its location.Cerian Tatchley, senior manager of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, said zoos were “itching” to reopen.Borrowing from the local vernacular, the Gotland Summerhouse in Sweden is an archetypal barn shape, made of pine with a tar-based treatment that blackens the wood.We have to fight against the odds of a racist system stacked against us and designed for us to fail from before we are even born.

Fleinvœr Refugium, Fleinvœr, Norway, by TYIN Tegnestue, Rintala Eggertsson, 2017.Photography: © 2019 Pasi Aalto / pasiaalto.“We will continue to push for financial aid for zoos, safari parks and aquariums because we know we are stronger as a The Arctic Treehouse Hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland by Studio Puisto, a series of floating cabins on stilts coated with timber shingles is inspired by another local design, this time traditional Finnish toy cows made of pine cones.With Scandinavia at the forefront of energy conservation and renewables, sustainability is central to many of the designs.A number of houses are off-grid with ambitions to touch the ground lightly with carefully engineered structural systems.New measures will include plastic screens at tills to protect sales assistants, hand sanitiser dispensers at shop entrances and limits on the number of people inside at any one time."Stormzy and #Merky will be releasing additional information on the pledge in due course and we urge others to join us in pledging.

For the Folded Roof House in Musko, Sweden, by Claesson Koivisto Rune, the architects joined forces with prefabrication specialists Arkitekthus to create a timber reinterpretation of the Nordic cabin with a zinc roof.In a remote location of Steigen in Norway, polar explorer and writer Borge Ousland has created the Manshausen Island Resort to make this beautiful and secluded place accessible – here, architect Snorre Stinessen’s four timber cabins project out into the landscape from original stone quays placing the individual directly into nature.§ Weekend House, Sildegarnsholmen, Norway, by Knut Hjeltnes Sivilarkitekter, 2016.Alok Sharma, the Business Secretary, confirmed that shops can reopen from Monday, saying: “We have all got used to shopping with social distancing.Photography: © 2019 Arctic Treehouse Hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland by Studio Puisto.

Photography: Marc Goodwin The Gotland Summerhouse in Sweden by an architectural team of Jens Enflo and Morten Vedelsbøl with Enflo Arkitekter and DEVE Architects.More about.Photography: Joachim Belaieff.

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