Taking energy efficiency to the next level appears to be the goal of this "energy positive" hotel that's set to be constructed within the Arctic Circle. Design firm Snøhetta teamed up with a few other Norwegian companies to create a vision for the hotel that's energetic output will surpass the resources it consumes over the span of its 60-year lifetime. READ MORE »
Scheduled for a 2021 opening, hotel Svart will sit in a breathtaking location at the foot of Svartisen - Norway's second largest glacier.
Students in the Extreme Polar Training course, a two-week freeze-fest held near the Arctic Circle on Canada's Baffin Island, learn how to live in Earth's coldest conditions. Still, nothing really prepares you for 72 hours of a sled-pulling, pathfinding ordeal on a skinny pair of skis.
Snøhetta has revealed designs for the world’s first energy-positive hotel in the Arctic Circle—an incredible proposal given the region’s below-freezing temperatures. Located at the foot of Svartisen, Norway’s second largest glacier,Show More Summary
Floating at the foot of the Svartisen Glacier, the Svart Powerhouse Hotel is the first of its kind above the arctic circle. The post Svart Powerhouse, First Arctic Circle Hotel by Snøhetta appeared first on LUXUO.
The Norwegian architecture firm behind Europe's first underwater restaurant has shared designs for an energy-positive hotel in the Arctic Circle, the first of its kind. Snøhetta's sustainable Svart hotel takes advantage of its spectacular...Show More Summary
Previously unveiling plans for Europe’s first underwater restaurant, renowned international architecture firm Snøhetta now reveals its latest concept, “Svart,” the world’s first Powerhouse hotel situated just above the Arctic Circle....Show More Summary
“Plastic pollution” is all abuzz in environmentalist circles right now – the piles in our oceans and now the arctic. I don’t want to get wrapped up in the issue specifically right now. There is a situation that needs attention, but...Show More Summary
Our spy photographer caught the 2019 BMW X7 in winter testing near the Arctic Circle Continue reading 2019 BMW X7 SUV spied, with its big grille partially obscured 2019 BMW X7 SUV spied, with its big grille partially obscured originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
One thing the Norwegian Olympic team will not be running short on in PyeongChang: a supply of protein. Chefs for the athletic delegation from the Arctic Circle nation had a mathematical snafu when placing an order for the next few weeks while in South Korea for the Winter Games. The result: instead of getting 1,500…
There are bees living far above the Arctic Circle! Who knew? If that’s not strange enough, they’re living and thriving on a nearly-deserted archipelago that the former Soviet Union used for decades to test nuclear weapons. Is there a connection? Scientists have recently determined these bees are a separate species from all other bees. Can... Read more »
The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been spied during cold weather testing near the Arctic circle. Compared to the prototype spotted back in September last year, this vehicle seems to have the same level of disguise applied to it. There are plenty of false body panels stuck to the car, most notably around […]
Yakutsk, Siberia, has a population of 280,000 people, even though the temperature hovers around 40 below zero for several months of each year. The reason a city of such size even exists that close to the Arctic Circle is because of the...Show More Summary
AMC has a big, expensive-looking new series coming up from producer Ridley Scott, and it follows a bunch of Royal Navy sailors marooned somewhere near the Arctic Circle. Ciarán Hinds, Jared Harris, and Tobias Menzies star in this eerie period thriller as British sailors searching for the Northwest Passage, which ... More »
click for Part III of ginormous article Source: Bloomberg Huge piece from Bloomberg on how a melting Artic changes everything: As the Arctic Circle’s ice melts away, people of the High North feel their top-of-the-world economy heating up. Show More Summary
On Wednesday morning in a Russian town just south of the Arctic Circle, a tank rumbled through the snowy streets before crashing into a convenience store, the Independent reports. Reuters notes that witnesses at the scene "did not seem particularly disturbed by the incident." It all started when a man...
This is the grave of John Nordstrom. Born Johan Nordström in Alvik, Sweden, just south of the Arctic Circle, in 1871, Nordstrom immigrated to the United States in 1887, near the peak of Swedish migration. Like most migrants, he worked hard, in lumber camps, in shipyards, in mines. He was just a guy. An immigrant. […]
Get away from it all in the Arctic Circle Talk about the ultimate artist-in-residence retreat. Conceived by jazz musician and composer Håvard Lund and designed by Norwegian architect firms TYIN Tegnestue and Rintala Eggertsson, Fordypningsrommet,...Show More Summary
With the holidays upon us, you might be dreaming of a relaxing winter getaway. Look no further than Sweden's ICEHOTEL. The famous hotel, which sits 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle in the village of Jukkasjarv by the Torne River, is open once again. Show More Summary