A Gorgeous Rendering of a Hotel Wrapped Around Snowy Norwegian Mountains

By Geoff Manaugh on at

This serpent-like hotel, coiled around the glacial outcroppings of Norway's gorgeous Lofoten Islands north of the Arctic Circle, has been proposed by the architecture firm Snøhetta. The building's central loop will enclose a courtyard, offering a "spectacular view and the feeling of being 'in the middle' of the elements," according to the architects. [Dezeen]