Sweden’s remarkable Tree Hotel

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By Greta Hoffman in Architecture on Thursday 29 July 2010

Next time you feel like you need to get away from it all, disappear into Sweden’s new Tree Hotel. That’s right, literally disappear, into an invisible mirror cube hung from a tree trunk that only birds can see. The quirky eco-hotel launched this month with six rooms designed by five different architects, transforming the idea […]

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Sweden’s Ice Hotel

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By Casper Johansson in Architecture on Sunday 25 January 2009

This remarkable construction is located in the Swedish village of JukkasjÀrvi and is built entirely from scratch every year. It features 10,000 tonnes of ice from the nearby Torne River, and 30,000 tonnes of snow, covering more than 30,000 square feet in total. Oh, it even has its own ice chapel. But be sure to bring your winter woollens. It could get a little, errr, chilly at night.

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