This sustainable district in Sweden features carbon-positive towers

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Stockholm-based Kjellander+Sjöberg Architects has won a competition for Nacka Port, a new urban district between Nacka and Stockholm. Envisioned as a sustainable destination, the urban block would consist of a rich mix of programmatic functions including residential, retail and public spaces accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. In addition to new green space, the architects plan to insert “carbon positive” architecture constructed from renewable materials that promote a healthy microclimate… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



World’s first electric road that charges moving vehicles debuts in Sweden

The very first electrified road that is capable of charging electric vehicles as they drive across it is now open outside of Stockholm, Sweden. While the road, which links Stockholm Arlanda airport to a nearby logistics site, is only 1.2 miles long, it is a significant step forward in Sweden’s overall energy and climate change strategic plan. The country is aiming to become independent of fossil fuels by 2030, a task that will require a 70 percent reduction in emissions from the transportation sector…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Jaw-dropping hotel made of ice and snow opens in Sweden

ICEHOTEL is back and it’s as magical as ever. Located 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi, this ephemeral hotel of ice and snow is rebuilt every winter for a few spectacular months and its unique luxury suites sculpted by select artists from around the world. From sleeping in a giant Fabergé Egg to the arms of King Kong, the experiences and incredible artistic skill of these individually themed rooms are guaranteed to send a chill up your spine.

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Sweden passes law to become carbon neutral by 2045

Sweden just took a huge step to become a cleaner, greener country. Their parliament just passed a law – 254 to 41 votes – to slash carbon emissions all the way down to zero by 2045. The move makes them the first country upgrade its goal since the 2015 Paris Agreement.

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Gorgeous year-round bath house in Sweden soaks up the winter sun

This bath house allows inhabitants of Karlshamn, Sweden, to enjoying the sea all year round. White Arkitekter designed the timber-clad building as an addition to the facilities on offer in the area, and the town’s first bath house.

Local organization Kallbadhusets Vänner (Friends of the Bath House) worked together with local sponsors and the municipality to realize a project which would allow people to enjoy the sea all year round. Kallbadhus is located along a beach promenade, close… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This train station which doubles as city hall in Sweden will function as an “urban living room”

The new station and city hall in the southern Swedish city of Växjö is an urban living room that gathers several functions under one striking, prismatic roof. White Arkitekter’s winning proposal for an anonymous competition, the building combines an expressive form with accessibility and provides a series of public spaces for citizens, visitors and employees.

The 150,000-square-foot wooden structure is topped with an elegant, sloping roof that ensures lower energy consumption. The three main… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

How Sweden recycles 99 percent of its waste

Sweden is already a leader in creating a greener future with its electric roads and its intent on being fossil fuel free by 2050, but they’re not stopping there. The trailblazing Scandinavian nation also recycles 99 percent of its waste, with only a measly 1 percent going to landfills. A process called waste-to-energy generates sustainable electricity for the country.

Of the country’s 4.4 million tons of household waste produced annually, 2.2 million tons are converted into energy… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building