If you’ve booked your holiday this summer then be sure to allow time for these innovative and striking designs in your schedule. (If you haven’t booked anywhere yet then check out these stunning holiday homes I looked at in my last post here.) These architecturally beautiful buildings and designs are a game-changer for the usual travel exploring, and some answer the eco-friendly demands of today’s new builds. With sharp lines and smooth curves, to see them is to really behold their unique shapes and raw features.
If you’re heading to Norway this summer then experience the beauty of the Norwegian countryside by going to these lookouts – they are feats of design. They are bold and striking backdrops to the landscape that surrounds them.
Aurland Lookout, Aurland, Norway, is reminiscent of a ski jump and gives you the effect of being suspended in the air.
Images courtesy of Saunders Architecture
Seljord Watchtower, Seljord, Norway, is a re-imagined structure for rural architecture. It is a wooden periscope that opens out to the view beyond.
Images courtesy of RINTALA EGGERTSSON ARCHITECTS
Den Blå Planet, Denmark’s National Aquarium, Kastrup, Denmark, represents the free flowing nature of water to mirror the aquarium inside. It has been constructed to reduce energy consumption too.
Images courtesy of Nordic Design
Stockholm Subway, Stockholm, Sweden, is artistic design in the most public of places, for all to see. A permanent exhibition that is described as the largest art museum can be seen on just a metro ticket.
Öström, Torshavn, Faroe Islands, is an exhibition space, design store, lecture hall, and café all in one, and showcases unique Faroese designs in a quaint century old building.
Tags: architecture, design, holiday, nordic
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