During his keynote address at the Thailand Tourism Forum 2020 in Bangkok on 20 January, Bill Bensley launched his open-source “Sensible Sustainability Solutions” white paper for the global Hotel Industry, incorporating over three decades of experience from designing over 200 hotels around the world and in celebration of 30 years since he created BENSLEY.
Urban concept with a fresh look and feel. The architectural firm MEISSL ARCHITECTS designs the new wood hybrid building of the first Henri Country House in Seefeld and brings the traditional house into today’s world with a green-building approach…
The Salzburg resident from Maria Alm has a laid-back and likeable demeanour, and he’s younger than you might expect. You wouldn’t think at first glance that Josef Schwaiger, also known as Sepp, runs three hotels and a concept store, but he does, and he does it with immense passion, even more creativity and huge success.
Just north of the bustling city center of Copenhagen, Norm Architects has carried out a full renovation of a private family home overlooking the water and a grand marina. With a focus on bringing out the house’s inherent modernist qualities and putting it on display, the home is now a calm refuge of clean lines and natural materials to retreat to in a busy everyday life.
Elegantly set in the beautiful East Anglian landscape, on the border of a working farm in Suffolk (UK), the Pavilion House is a real inside-out construction. The shapes and materials of the interior all carry a certain tranquillity and simplicity, while every room offers a different glimpse of the outside. There is a certain humility within the architecture, acknowledging that the big-ticket item in the setting is indeed the countryside; it doesn’t try to compete with it, but frames it instead.
Situated deep in the Swedish forests, close to a tiny winter sport area, a small traditional wooden retreat sits on top of a ridge formed millions of years ago. Besides the pine forest covering the fault, the surrounding landscape is a low undulating region of heaths and ridges that rise above gently sloping sandy beaches and small beach towns. Now completely remodeled, the space feels entirely intertwined with nature – both in terms of materiality and outlook …
South Tyrol is characterised by the fusion of Alpine tradition and Mediterranean flair, which may seem like contrasts at first, but actually result in a harmonious blend of architecture, cuisine and natural highlights. A true gem in this area of northern Italy is Merano, just the tonic you need to celebrate lighter, warmer days after the lethargic winter months.
The ‘Behind the Design’ and ‘Eco-Connect’ tours invite discerning travelers to explore destinations and landmarks from unique and original perspectives …
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Diébédo Francis Kéré, architect, educator and social activist, has been selected as the 2022 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, announced Tom Pritzker, Chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the award that is regarded internationally as architecture’s highest honor.
A journey through dreamlike landscapes, bizarre buildings, and whimsical interiors floating between reality and fantasy.
A prime example of playful “tropical architecture”: The egg-shaped Coco Villas designed by Studio formafatal and ARCHWERK are part of the Art Villas Resort in Costa Rica. They seem to float above the ground and are predestined to literally hang out there for a while.
Delugan Meissl Associated Architects have designed the Botanical Garden for the city of Taiyuan in China. Its three timber-framed domes have lattice shells that could even be the biggest in the world.
The Gradonna ****S Mountain Resort in Kals am Großglockner is proof that a luxury resort can sit harmoniously in the Alpine landscape of a national park.
Inspired by the mountain world in the Tyrolean alpine village of Sölden, a tourism expert and a carpenter created a vacation retreat in which the mountain world can be experienced up close, both inside and out.
They’re conquering the international Art scene from Dubai. Their portfolio includes contemporary artists from Austria to Abu Dhabi and all the way to Iran: meet couple Kourosh Nouri and Nadine Knotzer and their gallery, Carbon 12. THE Stylemate spoke to the Pair about the future of art and the Expo, and got a few insider tips about Dubai from those in the know.
Aurelio Hotel & Chalet receives award World Ski Award in the category “World’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2021”.
Oriental bathing culture already existed in the seventh century. The stone house in Istanbul, where a new dream spa pampers guests, may only be 100 years old. But it adds an extraordinary retreat to the Six Senses Resort Kocataş Mansions, itself steeped in history.