Erica Robles, Mikael Wiberg
Two hundred kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, in a remote landscape dominated by the darkness of long winters, lies Sweden's most popular tourist destinationthe Icehotel. For more than 20 years, this frozen edifice has served as a nexus for convening international teams of artists, designers, engineers, and architects. Each year, they transform the mundane substances of the tundrasnow and iceinto remarkable contemporary designs. The result is a spectacular architecture more than 5,500 square meters (59,209 square feet) filled with ice suites, ice rooms, ice galleries, ice furniture, an ice church, and an ice bar. Every setting is composed…
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