Photos of the Day: SALT opens today in Sandhornøya, Norway. The Arctic art, architecture, music, and design experience features a sauna that can seat 250 people as well as three structures designed by Norwegian firm Rintala Eggertsson Architects whose shapes are inspired by a fiskehjelle (fish rack). The SALT installations will remain on the island until September of next year.

Gunnar Holmstad
Gunnar Holmstad
Gunnar Holmstad

ICYMI: Select work by Alvar Aalto is now on Google Street View. [ARCHITECT]

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Video of the Day: Spanish architect Berta de Miguel Alcalá scales buildings using climbing equipment instead of scaffolding. [NBC News]

Five More Stories for Friday:

Fannie Mae plans to sell three upper Northwest Washington, D.C., buildings to consolidate five offices into a downtown headquarters. [Washington Business Journal]

Detroit's Downtown Development Authority selected local firm Rossetti to be the "inspecting architect" for the $450 million Detroit Red Wings arena. [MLive Media Group]

A vest-slash-chair cushion. [Moco Loco]

National Geographic Traveler ranks the world's "smartest" cities. [National Geographic Traveler]

An Indianapolis parking garage is clad in colored panels that appear to change as you move past. [Wired]

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