Articles tagged wood

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In need of a digital detox? This South Tyrol hotel has an elevated proposal

Castelrotto, Italy – Designed by local firm Noa*, the new expansion of the Zallinger Hotel in South Tyrol has helped quickly establish it as an expertly considered retreat.

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A streetwear-brand’s office in Tokyo shows a little elegance can improve teamwork

Tokyo – Mastermind’s offices in Tokyo don’t look like what you’d expect from a streetwear apparel brand. And yet, to design studio I IN, it made HR sense.

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Do not renovate a hotel without first looking at this South Tyrol makeover

San Giacomo, Italy – Designed by Pedevilla Architects, the Bühelwirt in South Tyrol intelligently preserves its initial 1910 iteration in a seamless integration with a new addition.

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Masquespacio brings its glossy sushi vision to Valencia’s busiest high street

Valencia – The fourth location of sushi chain Kento is now open in Valencia. Local design duo Masquespacio have found a material formula to make each shop familiar, yet new.

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This Basque restaurant has three Michelin stars and a complex geometrical challenge

Lasarte-Oria, Spain – Spanish studio Mecanismo faced time and topography challenges to renovate Martín Berasategui’s eponymous Gipuzkoa restaurant – but the team succeeded. 

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This Chinese suburban house does justice to the natural environment around it

Tangshan, China – Designed by Archstudio, this suburban house in Tangshan uses brick and wood to live up to the natural beauty of the orchards and bodies of water around it.

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This translucent two-generation home in rural Japan was inspired by greenhouses

Furano, Japan – Instead of tearing down a house that still holds Hokkaido’s agricultural heritage, Yoshichika Takagi turned it into a residential greenhouse for a large family.

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As Chinese bookstores go gargantuan, this one provides private reading nooks

Harbin, China – Created by HMA Architects & Designers, the new (and immense) M.I. Bookstore in Harbin provides private biophilic nooks for its bibliophilic visitors.

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In a greenless neighbourhood in Kyoto, this house is all about the inside courtyard

Kyoto – In highly urban Kyoto, architecture studio 07Beach designed a wooden house that gravitates around a tree that grows in its centre.

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This Japanese house was entirely built without a single nail

Designed by Japanese architect Takasaki Masaharu, for the Shinon-no-ie house were only used natural materials.

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Nendo’s newest office building turns terraces into private meeting rooms

Tokyo – In the 11-storey Yokohama Ekimae Building in Tokyo, nendo integrates a series of terraces that can turn into biophillic private rooms.

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Ace Hotel’s new spinoff does mindful hospitality for those who hate buzzwords

New York City – Ace Hotel’s new spinoff, the New York-based Sister City, channels Shinto and John Cage for guests who want to self-centre.

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