Domed Buildings As A Driver For Community Power

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200 colored domed buildings constructions contain holiday homes and facilities on the island of Hormuz overlooking the Persian Gulf. Iranian practice ZAV Architects wanted to encourage tourists to visit the forgotten island and help increase the local GDO (gross domestic product) while being an alternative to standard high-rise holiday apartments. We are used to seeing high-rise hotel structures on shores; these …

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The Chicest Doctor Office You’ve Seen To Date

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That's a bold title, but we are pretty sure you haven't come across a similar health care space. Recently, color and design play a larger role in patient care, and we see how a medical environment could look less anonymous and more inspiring or comforting. The medical industry is starting to see a long due makeover from hospitals, clinics, care …

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3D modeling shaping yoga pods made of rattan

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We are used to seeing 3D visualizations much more since the confinement forced designers to start building setups, prototypes, and public projects in a contactless moment. Anything related to handicraft work such as 3D modeling shaping yoga pods made of hardwood, rattan, and palm leaves, however, is still emerging. For the design of yoga brand Vikasa’s Bangkok headquarters, studio Enter Projects …

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How to convert Brutalist offices into a contemporary boutique hotel?

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The Standard completed its first hotel in London with a 1974 Brutalist structure overlooking King’s Cross. How to convert offices within a concrete Brutalist frame into a contemporary boutique hotel of 266 rooms hosting a new restaurant, bar, and a roof terrace above? This project is all about Repurpose, Reuse, and Readapt.   The original tinted-windows in their distinct rounded rectangular frames were replaced with …

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A Joyful Color Palette At Casa Hoyos Hotel

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Nothing better to start the weekend than browsing through the joyful color palette at Casa Hoyos located in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico). A seed and grain trader was transformed into this boutique hotel that works with local designers and artisans to reflect local taste and skills. Casa Hoyos is a reinterpretation of the colonial houses respecting the materials and vegetable palette …

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Top 5 Readings From Last Week

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Please find a selection of our offbeat readings lately, not necessarily linked to interior design only. These are the Top 5 Readings From Last Week: 1// HOSPITALITY + WELLNESS Sweden has opened a bird's nest hotel by architects Bertil Harström and Johan Kauppi with a floating circular structure of the main building and cabins on river Lule. Imagine a wellness center situated …

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