Snohetta ‘Svart’ Powerhouse Hotel

Feb 14, 2018

Category: Living

When it comes to sleek, modern buildings, Snohetta is something of a powerhouse. The Norwegian-based architecture firm designs stunning structures for their clients while at the same time positioning their architectural illustrations to go viral. The newest project to catch the eyes of bloggers and architecture websites the world round? Snohetta’s ‘Svart’ Powerhouse Hotel.

Located at the foot of the Svartisen glacier in Norway, this hotel had to balance the client’s desire to bring vacationers close to the beauty of the Arctic Circle without leaving too much of a footprint. This goal was accomplished in a number of different ways. First, the circular building was extended out from the shoreline and into the water where it is supported by Fiskehjell wooden beams that hold up the entire hotel. As a result, the hotel leaves much less of a mark on the fragile environment and can actually be accessed by boat. The most impressive part of this building, however, is not immediately apparent in these illustrations. Thanks to a combination of the use of solar panels and energy optimized design, this hotel actually uses 85% less energy than most all standard hotels. If built to spec, this building will be the first of its kind north of the Arctic Circle.

Learn More: Snohetta

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Living

Huckberry & Zodiac’s First Collab Is This Ultra-Limited Dive Watch

A gorgeous 82-example tribute to San Francisco’s Farallon Islands.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner

Batch's All-Purpose Button-Down Blends Casual Style With Utility

A stylish men's shirt essential that looks the part and takes a licking.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

Happier Camper’s Traveler Offers A Big Trailer Feel In A Lightweight Package

Light enough to tow with a station wagon and comes in a WFH format.

Posted By

Mar 4, 2021

Featured Image

Good Luck Finding A Better-Looking Futuristic Cabin Than STIPFOLD’s Blackbird

The concept’s radical angles make for a striking silhouette.

Posted By

Mar 4, 2021

Featured Image

Get All The Way Away Aboard This Space Hotel As Soon As The Year 2025

A 400-person hotel and condo space station available to the public.

Posted By

Mar 2, 2021

Featured Image

Sprinter Van vs. Teardrop Trailer: Which Is Better For Camping?

Would you rather drive your vacation home or tow it behind you?

Posted By

Mar 2, 2021