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Open AD designs spa in Latvia with Corten-clad cabins. Latvian architecture studio Open AD has completed the Ziedlejas Spa and Wellness Resort in the town of Sigulda, featuring a cluster of Corten steel and glass cabins dotted across a sloping site overlooking a pond.

Open AD designs spa in Latvia with Corten-clad cabins

Designed as a contemporary take on local sauna culture, the spa, which has been shortlisted in the hospitality building category of Dezeen Awards 2021, comprises two independent steam rooms and three cabins for overnight stays. Pilgrim's House is a timber-clad hostel in the Basque countryside. Vertical timber battens wrap around this Passivhaus hostel designed by architecture studio Blancodelprim to accommodate pilgrims on the famous route to Santiago de Compostela.

Pilgrim's House is a timber-clad hostel in the Basque countryside

Alberto Kalach designs Oaxacan boutique hotel with arched volumes. A series of vaulted, brick arches overlook a circular swimming pool at a boutique hotel in Puerto Escondido designed by Mexican architect Alberto Kalach.

Alberto Kalach designs Oaxacan boutique hotel with arched volumes

Casona Sforza, or House Sforza, is located in the coastal town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The hotel was conceived by the entrepreneur Ezqueiel Ayarza Sforza, who worked with Mexico City architect Alberto Kalach of TAX Architects to design the property. "The process took years of inspiration, planning, sketches and successive modifications," the team said. The hotel – which offers 11 guest suites and a bar and restaurant – is set on a 4,500-square-metre site that looks toward the ocean. The property was designed to integrate with the landscape and to offer comfortable spaces for reflection. Sou Fujimoto adds giant atrium and green hill to renovated Shiroiya Hotel.

Sou Fujimoto Architects has renovated a hotel in Maebashi, Japan, removing the original building's internal floors and adding a grassy hill containing covered in cabins.

Sou Fujimoto adds giant atrium and green hill to renovated Shiroiya Hotel

Located in the centre of the city, the 1970s Shiroiya Hotel is on the site of a former inn that hosted guests for over 300 years. As part of a wider rejuvenation of Maebashi's city centre, local businessman Jin Tanaka commissioned Sou Fujimoto Architects to revamp the four-storey building that had been vacant since it closed in 2008. To realise Tanaka's vision of creating a "living room for the city", Fujimoto enlivened the facade with a typographic artwork by American artist Lawrence Weiner and chose to entirely gut the interior to create an impactful space. "We felt that something drastic was needed to realise any potentiality and, at the start of the design process, we decided to dismantle the walls and floors across all four storeys to create a gigantic central atrium," said Fujimoto's studio. Hotel Marcel Will Be The First Net-Zero Emissions Hotel in the US. While its green certifications catapult it into the future, the building is listed on the National Historic Register, and its interior design will nod back to—even celebrate—its Bauhaus origins.

Hotel Marcel Will Be The First Net-Zero Emissions Hotel in the US

“Like other buildings designed by the Brutalist architects, this one is loved by many but often misunderstood,” says William Oberlin, one of the founders of Dutch East Design. “The building’s new role as a hotel allows us to make it an inviting space—more than an office building.” AHEAD Global ultimate winner offers "meaningful luxury" in a converted wine factory. In this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD awards, K-studio co-founder Dimitris Karampatakis and Dexamenes Seaside Hotel CEO Nikos Karaflos explain how they transformed an abandoned wine factory into a luxury resort with minimal intervention.

AHEAD Global ultimate winner offers "meaningful luxury" in a converted wine factory

Located on Greece's western Peloponnese coastline, Dexamenes Seaside Hotel is a 40-suite luxury resort housed within a 100-year-old wine-storage facility. The project, which was developed by Athens architecture practice K-studio, was named Ultimate Winner of this year's AHEAD Global awards. The AHEAD Awards celebrate striking hospitality projects from across the world and is split into four different regions: Europe, Middle East and Africa (MEA), Asia and the Americas. Hotell med overnatting og utsikt midt i kulturlandskapet på Inderøy i Trøndelag. — Øyna. Poseidon Resorts completes underwater hotel design. The buzz around Poseidon Undersea Resorts has been around for a few years now (c.f. our 2007 report on the conceptually-similar Hydropolis in Dubai).

Poseidon Resorts completes underwater hotel design

Poseidon Resorts has announced that it has completed the design and engineering of structural works, indicating that the sci fi-esque undersea project is closer to getting off the ground, or better, into a lagoon on a private island in Fiji. The company is now working to secure capital for construction, which should take two years to complete, it says. View all Developed by L. Bruce Jones, Poseidon Resorts’ President with a background in submarine sea technology, the project is not as epic as Hydropolis or the Shimao Wonderland in Shanghai, but it’s bold in its vision, inspired by underwater research habitats such as Jacques Cousteau's Conshelf I from 1962. The on-island complex will feature a total of 51 units, including 24 beach and 26 over-water bungalows, plus a land-based presidential suite for VIP guests. Source: Poseidon Resorts. The Volcanic Powers of Iceland's Blue Lagoon Spa Gardenista. Older The Volcanic Powers of Iceland's Blue Lagoon Spa by Michelle Slatalla Issue 58 · On the Mountain · February 7, 2013 Newer Issue 58 · On the Mountain · February 7, 2013.

The Volcanic Powers of Iceland's Blue Lagoon Spa Gardenista

Svinkløv Badehotel: The Reincarnation of a Beloved Seaside Hotel in Denmark. A perk of Instagram-stalking people whose style we admire is seeing where they stay on vacation.

Svinkløv Badehotel: The Reincarnation of a Beloved Seaside Hotel in Denmark

If we had to generalize, it’s usually a considered, smallish hotel that has design cred, a buzz-worthy restaurant, and a notable lack of amenities (no wi-fi, no televisions, and definitely no night clubs). The newish Svinkløv Badehotel, one of our favorite Insta-stumble discoveries ever, is all of these things and more. The historical hotel, located on the coast of the North Sea in Denmark, is a beloved and popular summertime destination for Copenhagen residents.

In 2016, it was destroyed by a fire, but owners Kenneth Toft-Hansen, a chef, and his wife, Louise, were undeterred and decided to rebuild the property from the ground up. With the help of architecture firm Praksis, the couple were able to do just that and reopened the hotel, bigger (just a bit) and better, last summer. 'home during sickness' integrates intimate domestic environments within hospital facilities. The Last Blockbuster In The World Is On Airbnb For Just $4 A Night. Before Netflix and chill was a thing, weekends in the 1990s and 2000s meant going to your local Blockbuster, browsing through the dusty aisles, and taking your chosen film home to sit back on the sofa.

The Last Blockbuster In The World Is On Airbnb For Just $4 A Night

But as Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy in the US in 2010, there’s one precious relic remaining in Bend, Oregon. And the manager Sandi, who has kept the establishment running “like butah” invites everyone “to dust off those membership cards for a sleepover, except this time, you won’t have to beg your parents to rent the latest horror flick.” The stay will only set you back 4 dollars (plus taxes and fees) for an unlimited movie marathon. OHLAB frames cinematic views of the landscape for hotel in Mallorca. Casa Palerm is a standalone villa built for a hotel in Mallorca by architecture office OHLAB with a window designed to replicate the dimensions of a retro cinema screen.

OHLAB carved out a section through the middle of the villa in the countryside of Lloret de Vistalegre in the centre of the Balearic island. Concrete terraces extend either side of a central living and dining area, which is sheltered by a woven cane pergola. If the occupants sit on the low bench at the end of the terrace and look through the house, the view is cropped to the aspect ratio of 2.66:1. Called CinemaScope, it's a widescreen format developed in the 1950s by Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox. "This ratio of the old CinemaScope evokes the personal imagery that brings us back to old movie theatres," said OHLAB.

Sister City hotel distils hospitality "down to the essential beautiful parts" In the first of two videos about Atelier Ace produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD Awards, Kelly Sawdon explains how the brand's Sister City hotel offers travelers a minimal refuge from the bustle of New York. Sister City is a hotel in the Lower East Side of Manhattan designed by Atelier Ace, the Ace Hotel's in-house creative team. The hotel was nominated in the Hotel Conversion category at this year's AHEAD Americas hospitality awards, which were broadcast in a video ceremony as part of Dezeen's Virtual Design Festival after the physical event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Clustered prefab cabins form hotel in Chilean Patagonia. Chilean architecture studio Larrou has designed a hotel near a field where sheep graze in Patagonia from wood-clad cabins that were prefabricated.

Aka Patagonia hotel is located on a rural site north of Puerto Natales, a Chilean port city in southern Patagonia. Elements that form six guest cabins and the communal social area were prefabricated in a shipyard before being transported and assembled on the plot. Each module is then built atop pile foundations in order to have little impact on the environment. The Plaza New York. Hotel Figueroa. Founded over a century ago as the nation’s first luxury hotel designed for businesswomen (husbands were consigned to their own floor)… converted to a motor inn in the 50’s… revamped again in the 70’s as a bohemian, Morrocan-themed pleasure palace (complete with live camels)… revived in the 80’s and 90’s as an artist’s den (Prince filmed a video there), The Figueroa had since fallen into disrepair and slipped off the cultural radar. However, the bones of a great hospitality experience were still there: iconic architecture, a lush courtyard pool, multiple F&B venues, and an ideal location in the heart of downtown LA.

Instead of wiping the slate clean, we chose to infuse the hotel’s colorful history, quirky features, and beloved place in DTLA culture into the new brand. We dug through historic logos. We unearthed vintage photos and advertisements. Mother & Daughter Buy an Abandoned Chateau, Invite You to Stay as they Restore It. Hotel Far & Near Nanhao St hotel has glass walls in a concrete frame. Kooo Architects has converted a seven-storey building in the centre of Guangzhou, China into a guesthouse with lantern-like frosted glass walls.

Hotel Far & Near Nanhao St sits in a dense residential area of the city. "Due to the high density of buildings and their close distance between each other, one can see the clothes drying on the neighbour's balcony through the windows," said the studio. People Are Sharing The Worst Hotels They’ve Been At (45 Pics) Ibiza farmhouse hotels that combine rural living with contemporary design. Opus hotel by Zaha Hadid Architects nears completion in Dubai. Jean nouvel to design a luxury resort in al-ula, saudi arabia. Paradise Lost at the Moonhole Mansion: An Abandoned Crusoe Dream. A Japanese hotel has built a lifesize flight simulator into one of its rooms. It can be tough getting to sleep sometimes. Some people like to have a window open to keep the room cool, while others use the sound of white noise to drown out outside distractions.

Barefoot Luxury hotel hides among Cape Verde's mountains. Polo Architects and Going East have paired cobbled stone walls with neutral interiors to camouflage this cluster of guest villas against Cape Verde's rocky terrain. Decked out in materials that match its immediate surroundings, Barefoot Luxury has been designed by Antwerp-based studios Polo Architects and Going East to be "entirely trompe l'oeil". "The Cape Verde archipelago predominantly houses a strange moon landscape with craters, bumps and rocks as far as the eye can see," they explained.

"It charms with beautiful shades of brown, ochre, red – and contrasts dramatically with the deep blue Atlantic ocean. Qiyunshan Tree House by Bengo Studio. Al Faya Lodge by Anarchitect is a desert spa with a saltwater pool. Peter Pichler designs Tree House hotel rooms for forest in Italian Dolomites. House of Three Streams by Malik Architecture. Atlasobscura. Schemata architects' capsule hotel ºC is stripped to bare minimum. Greek landscape informs natural-toned suites of the Olea Hotel. AQSO's flexible-shaped 'shoreditch hotel' blends with east london's urban fabric.

Zowa Architects combines bamboo and glass for Himalayan hotel. Floating hotel room revealed by japanese theme park huis ten bosch. Neri&Hu encloses guest rooms and gardens within grid of brick walls. Edinburgh workshop turned into minimal holiday retreat by Izat Arundell. Serenity in saga: onyado chikurintei inn blends nature + architecture in mifuneyama garden. Pablo Escobar's Tulum mansion becomes art-filled boutique hotel. Jean Nouvel designs plant-covered hotel for historic district of São Paulo. Vo Trong Nghia completes Vietnam hotel featuring walls of hanging plants. AvroKO creates “micro hotel” in former industrial neighbourhood in New York.

AS Arquitectura turns dilapidated Mexican hacienda into characterful resort. Alpine chalet with a courtyard carved out of its middle. SOOK architects rejuvenates a resort on a pineapple field in thailand. Undulating green villas finalize vo trong nghia's naman retreat. New Nordic Design at Boro Hotel in Long Island City, New York: Remodelista. Piece hostel sanjo redefines the boundary between guest and city. Sandibe Okavango safari lodge shows off-grid sustainability can still be luxurious.

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Off the Grid at Finca Es Castell, Mallorca. The Charms of Casa Lola in Brazil. Hotels & Lodging: Hotel San José in Austin, Texas. Decommissioned Sea Fort Reborn as Luxury Island Retreat. Romance Revisited in a Remote Italian Cave. For Rent: A Ski Cabin by Peter Zumthor, World-Renowned Swiss Architect. A Wabi Sabi Ski Chalet in Aspen, Colorado. A Modern Ski House in the Alps. A Medieval Hotel in Italy, Restored for the 21st Century.

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