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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Unmanned coffee shop concept by Nendo

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In this unmanned coffee shop, designed by Japanese studio nendo and located in the observation deck of Roppongi Hills, customers are asked to prepare the coffee themselves. Five kinds of roasted beans await in a vending machine that looks and acts like a capsule toy. The grinding process is automated (pic 4), and all you have to do is start …

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Contemporary Feeling At Home – Il Palazzo Experimental

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Il palazzo experimental is one of these hotel concepts you immediately feel drawn to if you are looking for a more personal y less standardized concept. Dorothee Meilichzon and her team took over an ancient house in Venice that was turned into Adriatica’s Headquarters (Naval Transport Company) until they closed. The overall look invites to a superb artisan Italian style and …

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