swedish icehotel has secret garden carved into its main hall
swedish icehotel has secret garden carved into its main hall swedish icehotel has secret garden carved into its main hall
jan 18, 2014

swedish icehotel has secret garden carved into its main hall

swedish icehotel has secret garden carved into its main hall
all images courtesy of alessandro falca




capturing the spirit of the ‘icehotel’, swedish-based designers alessandro falca of conte di san pietro and annasofia mååg have constructed a ‘secret garden’ in its main hall. the world’s largest frozen accommodation is located in jukkasjärvi, a small village in northern sweden. each year different rooms are carved from ice, creating a magical world of white. following a saying found in the tool shed, ‘you must believe in what does not exist, for what exists now, hasn’t always been there either’, the duo was influenced to build a wishing well and unicorn in its center. the room features intricately carved sculptures with ornamental details that evoke an icy-cold, mystical fantasy land.


the swedish icehotel’s wishing well in its main hall


detail of the the ice sculpture


engraved floral pattern


unicorn head detail


unicorn legs detail


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