Alex van de Beld (1963) was founder of the Groningen firm Onix and from 2014 has worked from Sweden under the name Onix international. He teaches Advanced Architectural Design at Lund University. His projects are characterised by innovative constructions, experimental structures and their practical dimension . Wood was and is the building material of choice as evidenced also by the book Wood Works Onix of which he is co-author. Through the Dutch agency Noon (www.noon.frl), he connects architecture, social, cultural and spatial qualities through design research. His fascination for Scandinavian architecture stems from the convincing connection of environment and building, city and landscape, man and space that has long been found there.