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Watch the Northern Lights from Glass Igloos at Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

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What better way to view the northern lights than from your bed through a glass roof?

That’s what the accommodation Finnish hotel Kakslauttanen offers guests within a village of geodesic dome glass igloos. The unique setting merges old and new using a traditional igloo form, composed of angular glass framework.

The igloos are created from a highly effective thermal glass which keeps the insides nice and cosy while temperatures outside plummet to -30˚. This special glass manages to stop condensation from forming on the inside while also preventing frost from settling on the outside of the igloo to offer guests a clear view of the northern lights...


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Devy Christina's comment, October 2, 2014 9:22 AM
This is such a different and unique concept of hotel especially with a glass as the roof of the hotel room that allows customers to enjoy the northern lights with the luxury ambience.
However, this kind of hotel concept might have spent a lot of cost to build because of the concept of architecture that prevents the top of the glass roof to frost. Thus, it should be an expensive accommodation to be spent on.
On the other hand, this concept of hotel might affect the surrounding environment.
Therefore, the customers might consider some of these points before they decide to stay in this hotel.
Devy Christina's comment, October 2, 2014 9:22 AM
This is such a different and unique concept of hotel especially with a glass as the roof of the hotel room that allows customers to enjoy the northern lights with the luxury ambience.
However, this kind of hotel concept might have spent a lot of cost to build because of the concept of architecture that prevents the top of the glass roof to frost. Thus, it should be an expensive accommodation to be spent on.
On the other hand, this concept of hotel might affect the surrounding environment.
Therefore, the customers might consider some of these points before they decide to stay in this hotel.
linh pham's curator insight, October 7, 2014 10:07 PM

Want to see the northern lights which only appear in a season a year, choosing Finnish hotel Kakslauttanen is the right decision for people who want to see a natural phenomenon. The unique architechture look like a igloo outside but fully furniture inside bring to the customer the best experience while staying here. The igloo, is a dome shaped of Eskimo house use to block of solids snow, built with a special glass so that you can see clearly the view from inside. A special glass was made to prevent the condensation frost from settling on the outside of igloo and keep inside warmer with the temperature at minus 3 degree while temperatures outside plummet to minus 30 degree. I would like to go there to see a special natural phenomenon in the world and enjoy the unique experience you can have. 

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Photos of the Day: Light Breaking Through

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Photography and art can come together and generate some spectacular images. Karezoid Michal Karcz early passions was painting. After graduation from Art school in Warsaw, Poland Karezoid Michal jumped into the world of photography.

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David Bembry's curator insight, April 21, 2014 11:49 AM

Simply breathtaking!

Sophie Pascal's curator insight, May 3, 2014 10:29 AM

Magnificent.

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Rainforest Guardian: A Lotus-Shaped Concept Skyscraper

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When you add one part skyscraper, one part forest-saving reservoir, and one part eco-laboratory, you get the all-parts-awesome behemoth known as the Rainforest Guardian, a conceptual design that looks like a giant metal lotus flower sticking out of the expansive Amazon rainforest.

Designed by Jie Huang, Jin Wei, Qiaowan Tang, Yiwei Yu, and Zhe Hao from China, the architectural beast is not like your average skyscraper. In contrast to the normally spearhead-like structure of your typical cloud-kissing building, the top of the Guardian has the most surface area. This allows it to catch and store hundreds of gallons of rainwater to save for the dry season. It also gives the building an organic, futuristic aesthetic that seems more at home in a galaxy far, far away than on our own world. Not to mention, the building is driping with dozens of long, wet vines—making it some fusion of nature and artificial design. No wonder it was an honorable mention at this year's eVolvo Skyscraper Competition...


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Mark Warren's curator insight, April 3, 2014 2:50 AM

Rainforest Guardian: A Lotus-Shaped Concept Skyscraper

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5 Breathtaking ‘Time Slice’ Photographs of Sunsets over Urban Landscapes [TIMELAPSE]

5 Breathtaking ‘Time Slice’ Photographs of Sunsets over Urban Landscapes [TIMELAPSE] | Images that Imprint and Please | Scoop.it
The most beautiful part of a sunset isn’t any one particular moment; rather, it’s watching the colors slowly transition into a beautiful series of gradients.

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rocking mushroom lamp by nick rennie for ligne roset

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bouncing back to life after being knocked over, the lamp gently rocks from side to side until it comes to a rest in its standing position.

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Colourful Cafe by Light+Shade

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MyKLogica's comment, September 25, 2013 6:22 AM
Jesús, Ester ¡Gracias!! jjj sips, Ester, fue un día multicolor :)
Estelblau's comment, September 25, 2013 8:04 AM
¡Me alegro mucho guapa, te lo mereces ;))!
Jesús Hernández's comment, October 1, 2013 7:00 PM
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Photos of the Day: Light Breaking Through

Photos of the Day: Light Breaking Through | Images that Imprint and Please | Scoop.it
Photography and art can come together and generate some spectacular images. Karezoid Michal Karcz early passions was painting. After graduation from Art school in Warsaw, Poland Karezoid Michal jumped into the world of photography.

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David Bembry's curator insight, April 21, 2014 11:49 AM

Simply breathtaking!

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Emerson College Los Angeles by Morphosis Architects

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Emerson College Los Angeles sits on a stretch of Sunset Boulevard that is rapidly changing from seedy to cinematic. Designed by Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects, the $85 million, 10-storey microcampus hosts students majoring in television, film, marketing, acting, screenwriting, and journalism.
At nearly 10,000 sq m, Morphosis' scheme maxes out the site, but has a hollow centre. The mixed used educational building includes two 10-story dormitory towers (housing 217 students), classrooms, faculty offices, video and film production labs, and multi-use performance spaces, including an outdoor amphitheater with a view of the Hollywood sign. A superstructure roof connecting the two towers does double duty as a theatrical lighting grid and helipad.
The architects hope to achieve LEED Gold certification. Motorized sunshades on the east and west tower facades control solar heat gain and give the building a tough, mechanical-looking exterior. Designed using computational processing, the folded aluminum screens on the sides of the courtyard are dynamic and mesmerizing, an optical illusion suggesting depth and motion.


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Resilient floating school provides reliable education in flood-prone African village

Resilient floating school provides reliable education in flood-prone African village | Images that Imprint and Please | Scoop.it

Built with recycled and local materials, this floating school is a prototype that could be built in other flood-prone areas.

Designed by NLÉ, a firm founded by Nigerian-born architect Kunlé Adeyemi, the Makoko Floating School is a prototype that could be applied to other areas in Africa that face infrastructural and social challenges due to climate change.

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Christian Allié's curator insight, April 4, 2014 11:07 AM

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..  [Makoko Floating School] is a movable 'building' or 'watercraft' currently located in the aquatic community of Makoko in the lagoon heart of Africa's second most populous city - Lagos, Nigeria. It is a floating structure that adapts to the tidal changes and varying water levels, making it invulnerable to flooding and storm surges. It is designed to use renewable energy, to recycle organic waste and to harvest rainwater.

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The designers envision whole communities built in this clever fashion, which can float with on the rising waters of a natural disaster. Check out our other post on flood-resistant, floating bamboo homes, and see more over at Dezeen and NLÉ.

CORRECTION: The floating platform is made of "16 wooden modules, each containing 16 [recycled empty plastic barrels]." We apologize for the error.

Related on TreeHugger.com:Affordable bamboo house that floats when it floods, revisitedThis geodesic houseboat cost less than $2,000 to buildAutark Home: A Self-Sufficient, Floating Passivhaus Houseboat
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20 Marvelous Sunrise Photos

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Sunrise photography is really outstanding and marvelous if done right. It is art to catch a perfect sunrise photo, it requires patience, perfect timing and experienced eye to capture that unique moment.

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Nadine Rizk's curator insight, February 11, 2014 3:36 AM

No matter how  dark your days have been there is always a new sunrise and what better than  ones which are  sooo  perfectly  shot

Amrit Jhita's curator insight, February 11, 2014 6:48 AM

Simply breath-taking. Mother Nature is truly beyond beautiful. These shots are mesmerising!

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Aurora Borealis Milky Way endless stars, Iceland

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Reflections on Fall.......

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