LEED-targeted condos bring Scandinavian design to a Quebec forest

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Montreal-based real estate developer KnightsBridge has recently unveiled Arborescence, an eco-friendly condominium project on Quebec’s Bromont Mountain that will likely be the latest addition to their line of LEED-certified properties. Quebec design practice ABCP Architecture designed the residential development, which will comprise approximately 260 units all for four-season use. The gabled structures are inspired heavily by Scandinavian design both inside and out and will embrace the outdoors… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



An updated Scandinavian summer cottage weaves Japanese influences throughout

There are few better places to spend a Scandinavian summer than in a breezy cottage by the water. One stellar example is the Summer House completed by Swedish architecture firm Kod Arkitekter in the northern Stockholm archipelago. Located on an island and surrounded by the forest and sea, this home makes the most of its idyllic surroundings with a design that maximizes indoor-outdoor living and combines Scandinavian cottage traditions with Japanese minimalism.

Built of timber to reference the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Henning Larsen Architects brings sustainable Scandinavian design to Minneapolis

Henning Larsen Architects and MSR Design have unveiled their competition-winning designs for Minneapolis’ New Public Service Building—a municipal building that will integrate the Scandinavian ethos with sustainable design. Located across from Minneapolis City Hall, the multi-purpose building is envisioned as the city’s new face of public service and will offer healthy workspaces for the City’s employees as well as more transparency for the citizens and business community of Minneapolis. Optimized… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Stunning home fuses modern Scandinavian design with the Minnesotan outdoors

Nature takes center stage in the Northern Lake Home, a gorgeous luxury home hidden away in the Minnesotan woods. Designed by Strand Design, this 4,800-square-foot vacation retreat frames views of the forest in every room through large windows that let in natural light and blur the line between indoors and out. Natural materials, including oak and cedar, strengthen the connection with the outdoors, and are complemented with a clean and minimal Scandinavian-inspired interior design.

Built… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building