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Marcos Zotes, co-director of Basalt Architects, explained how the firm's work explores Iceland's tradition of geothermal bathing in this lecture at Stockholm Furniture Fair.

Zotes discussed Basalt Architects' architectural interventions in Iceland's volcanic landscape, which include the famed outdoor Blue Lagoon spa complex and the adjoining hotel recently completed next door, The Retreat at Blue Lagoon.

Marcos Zotes of Basalt Architects
Basalt Architects co-director Marcos Zotes speaks live from Stockholm Furniture Fair

The 62-room resort hotel is embedded in the lava formations and turquoise geothermal pools of the Blue Lagoon site, in Iceland's UNESCO Global Geopark.

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland by Basalt Architects was shortlisted for Dezeen Awards last year. Dezeen Awards 2020 opens for entry today, start your entry here.

Dezeen is media partner for Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2020, which takes place at Stockholmmassan in the Swedish capital from 4 to 8 February.

We are broadcasting a number of talks on 4 February, including a lecture by London-based design duo Doshi Levien about their collaborative process.

Photography courtesy of Basalt Architects.