Hotel WIND


13 Oct 2014

Shanghai-based architects Team BLDG first came to the site of Hotel WIND in 2011, climbing to the top of the Yunding Mountain to view the local geological features present in the south of Fujian. Key to the area is an overgrowth of green vegetation that appears through the surfaces of stones and in the gaps between them. Here the designers' concept for the hotel arose; architectural boxes

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JW Marriott Mexico City


02 Oct 2014

Immediately upon entering the lobby of this luxury hotel in Mexico City's upscale Polanco District, you'll notice the Basket Wall. To create this striking feature element, over fifty hand-woven Aztec baskets, each a different size and shape, were painstakingly replicated for durability into resin by a local artisan. They were then sent to a local artist who hand-painted each piece individually to

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Onomichi U2

Suppose Design Office

15 Sep 2014

Onomichi U2 is the result of adaptive reuse of an old seaside warehouse into a new interactive space for Onomichi city, Hiroshima, Japan. Suppose Design Office were behind the design of the multifunctional venue, enhancing it with their chosen theme of ‘cycle'. The theme came about as Onomichi is a haven for both tourists and cyclists (and cycling tourists!), attracting a vast number of

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Mondrian London

Tom Dixon

11 Sep 2014

Morgans Hotel Group has opened reservations for Mondrian London at Sea Containers on the capital's South Bank, in advance of the hotel opening its doors on 30 September 2014. The first ever Mondrian branded boutique hotel outside the United States, the hotel will bring the energy of the original Hollywood hotel to the iconic Sea Containers building. Located on London's revitalised

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Hotel Hotel, Canberra


26 Aug 2014

There are a million different things that can affect the degree of difficulty of a lighting brief. Time and money are the two most quoted. But you can add the availability of components, the condition of the project being lit, sustainability requirements, the weather, wildlife, locals' support/nonsupport, conflict of creative ideas etc. But the best way forward is to always embrace the

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