pinpin studio freezes it's alive! art suite for swedish icehotel pinpin studio freezes it's alive! art suite for swedish icehotel
dec 11, 2013

pinpin studio freezes it's alive! art suite for swedish icehotel

pinpin studio freezes it’s alive! art suite for swedish icehotel
all images courtesy of pinpin studio




situated 200 km north of the arctic circle in sweden, the jukkasjärvi ice hotel features a frankenstein styled art suite called, ‘it’s alive!’. designed by christian strömqvist and karl-johan ekeroth from pinpin studio, the room is constructed entirely out of snow and ice. the freezing environment mimics the laboratory of a crazy scientist, complete with mysterious gadgets, huge tesla coils, a hatch in the ceiling and a bed where the monster can come alive. offering an unusual, interactive experience, the room lets visitors decide whether they want to play the part of the monster or the scientist. influenced by the way dr frankenstein created life from dead materials with the help of lightning, pinpin studio transforms water from the torne river into the creatively designed room. the annual art symposium is similar to the duo’s previous designs, with ‘it’s alive!’ embodying a sense of playfulness and humor.



the frozen suite mimics the laboratory of a crazy scientist



view from the bed looking towards the mysterious gadgets



the designers getting into the mood



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