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ZASH Boutique Hotel by Antonio Iraci
ZASH, a former 1930s manor house, located in Sicily, Italy, has been transformed into an amazing boutique hotel by Architect Antonio Iraci.

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ZASH Boutique Hotel by Antonio Iraci

ZASH, a former 1930s manor house, located in Sicily, Italy, has been transformed into an amazing boutique hotel by Architect Antonio Iraci.

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Casa 7A by Arquitectura en Estudio and Natalia Heredia

Arquitectura en Estudio and Natalia Heredia have recently completed Casa 7A, a country-house located in the town of Villeta, Colombia.
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Casa 7A by Arquitectura en Estudio and Natalia Heredia

Arquitectura en Estudio and Natalia Heredia have recently completed Casa 7A, a country-house located in the town of Villeta, Colombia.

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Vondom Wing Garden Furniture Collection by A-cero
Designed for Vondom by Studio A-cero, the collection is a result of folding curved and straight lines to create furniture that truly can be called art. Modern, contemporary, brazen — there are many adjectives to describe this delightful collection. At night they can become illuminated objects, perfect to create a futuristic, yet senssual atmosphere.




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Vondom Wing Garden Furniture Collection by A-cero

Designed for Vondom by Studio A-cero, the collection is a result of folding curved and straight lines to create furniture that truly can be called art. Modern, contemporary, brazen — there are many adjectives to describe this delightful collection. At night they can become illuminated objects, perfect to create a futuristic, yet senssual atmosphere.

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More coloured houses in Belgium please! Mural by Elian in Cordoba


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More coloured houses in Belgium please! Mural by Elian in Cordoba

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Hotel Neri - Barcelona, Spain

Conveniently located in Barcelona’s charming Barri Gotic, Hotel Neri invites guests to discover the city’s past while indulging in modern luxuries. A work of interior designer Cristina Gabás in collaboration with architect Juli Pérez-Català, the luxurious hotel, which is the result of the restoration of two ancient buildings, features 22 uniquely decorated rooms and suites, an exquisite restaurant and lounge bar separated by a 12th century stone wall, and a lovely terrace situated right in the heart of Plaça Sant Felip Neri.

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The Truffle, a rock to nest in
With the ocean in sight, The Truffle is an unusual vacation home built within a rock. The inhabitable concrete stone is located in Costa de Morte, Spain and was designed by Ensamble Estudio in collaboration with Ricardo Sanz and Javier Cuesta. Its 25 square-meter minimalist decor has everything you’d need for a peaceful getaway, and includes a raised platform bed, modest bath, and built-in fireplace.


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The most striking feature of The Truffle is its exterior, which simultaneously looks natural and man-made. It was fabricated by the architects in a tedious, multi-step process. First, they dug a hole in the ground and blocked out an interior space using hay bales. Concrete and later topsoil was poured around the bales to bury their work and let it dry. These steps were repeated until they had an enormous rock beneath the soil. Afterwards, it was exhumed from the ground.


With the giant stone extracted, there was little left but concrete and hay. It took a calf named Paulina a year to eat through the hay bales and clear the room. The use of this material not only provided generous snacking for the animal, but imprinted an interesting texture into the concrete. Its long stalks add a permanently rustic and cavernous feel to this coastal home.

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The Truffle, a rock to nest in

With the ocean in sight, The Truffle is an unusual vacation home built within a rock. The inhabitable concrete stone is located in Costa de Morte, Spain and was designed by Ensamble Estudio in collaboration with Ricardo Sanz and Javier Cuesta. Its 25 square-meter minimalist decor has everything you’d need for a peaceful getaway, and includes a raised platform bed, modest bath, and built-in fireplace.

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Wishing you a happy Pillow Fight Day
On Saturday April 5th 2014, there will be massive pillow fights in cities around the world!

pictured: A joyous pillow fight in Laussane (via SPIEGEL ONLINE/AAP)

Wishing you a happy Pillow Fight Day

On Saturday April 5th 2014, there will be massive pillow fights in cities around the world!

pictured: A joyous pillow fight in Laussane (via SPIEGEL ONLINE/AAP)

Daan Roosegaarde’s luminous work of art in the Rijksmuseum The Rijksmuseum will be presenting the Lotus Dome by Daan Roosegaarde for the first time in the Netherlands, from 7 February through 5 May 2014.
The Lotus Dome is a ‘living’ Dome consisting of hundreds of ultralight aluminium foils that unfold in response to human behaviour. The high-tech work of art has been travelling the world since it was created in 2012. Having been on display at a number of historical locations abroad, the Lotus Dome will now face a contemporary juxtaposition with the Rijksmuseum’s 18th-century period room.

LOTUS DOME hundreds of high-tech flowers by Studio Roosegaarde

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The Lotus Dome (2012) comes to life in response to a visitor’s body heat. Hundreds of aluminium flowers unfold, a deep bass sound fills the space and light projects the lotus flowers onto the walls. Roosegaarde calls it Techno-poetry. The smart Lotus foil was designed by Studio Roosegaarde and its designers. The foil is made up of different layers of Mylar (a type of polyester) which makes the leaves fold and unfold in response to light and heat.
Daan Roosegaarde (1979) is a Dutch artist, designer and architect who combines technology, architecture and nature in tactile high-techworks of art. He wants to fire the imagination by creating interactive works of art that present a new, futuristic dream world. He works with a team of designers and technical experts from his studios, located in Waddinxveen (the Netherlands) and Shanghai (China). He first became famous in 2006 with Dune, the interactive landscape of light. Since then his work has been exhibited across the globe, in cities such as London (Tate Modern and V&A), Tokyo and Hong Kong. He has won numerous international prizes and is a popular speaker.

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Daan Roosegaarde’s luminous work of art in the Rijksmuseum The Rijksmuseum will be presenting the Lotus Dome by Daan Roosegaarde for the first time in the Netherlands, from 7 February through 5 May 2014.

The Lotus Dome is a ‘living’ Dome consisting of hundreds of ultralight aluminium foils that unfold in response to human behaviour. The high-tech work of art has been travelling the world since it was created in 2012. Having been on display at a number of historical locations abroad, the Lotus Dome will now face a contemporary juxtaposition with the Rijksmuseum’s 18th-century period room.

LOTUS DOME hundreds of high-tech flowers by Studio Roosegaarde

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Mirror Culture: 6,000 CDs floating colorful in the sky
As digital music continues to thrive, CDs are more and more a thing of the past. For the architects of Ignatov Architects, though, the little round discs were the perfect medium for this art project, entitled Mirror Culture. For the interactive installation, the team, along with 128 volunteers, invited residents and visitors of Varna in Bulgaria to help mount more than 6,000 used CDs onto knitted fishing net.

The metallic reflections created a bright and captivating installation that hung over the entrance of the local tourist attraction Sea Garden, the city’s oldest and best known public park. The flexible material blew in the wind and created incredible refractions of moving color. Watch the videos below to see the installation and the changing colors in action.

"It was my fascination with the play of light on fish scales and on liquid surfaces that made me think of a flexible mirror,” project coordinator Borislav Ignatov said. “I realized that the optical discs use the same principles of refraction and separation of light as fish scales and I decided to use them for the purpose.”


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Mirror Culture: 6,000 CDs floating colorful in the sky

As digital music continues to thrive, CDs are more and more a thing of the past. For the architects of Ignatov Architects, though, the little round discs were the perfect medium for this art project, entitled Mirror Culture. For the interactive installation, the team, along with 128 volunteers, invited residents and visitors of Varna in Bulgaria to help mount more than 6,000 used CDs onto knitted fishing net.

(via Installation of 6,000 CDs Creates Colorful Light Reflections - My Modern Metropolis)

The metallic reflections created a bright and captivating installation that hung over the entrance of the local tourist attraction Sea Garden, the city’s oldest and best known public park. The flexible material blew in the wind and created incredible refractions of moving color. Watch the videos below to see the installation and the changing colors in action.

(via Installation of 6,000 CDs Creates Colorful Light Reflections - My Modern Metropolis)

"It was my fascination with the play of light on fish scales and on liquid surfaces that made me think of a flexible mirror,” project coordinator Borislav Ignatov said. “I realized that the optical discs use the same principles of refraction and separation of light as fish scales and I decided to use them for the purpose.”

see more at  My Modern Metropolis

Perched like a stealth bomber on a cliffside, at the foot of a dramatic outcrop of prehistoric boulders, the Black Desert House is a unique minimalist hideaway. Soaring panes of glass frame 70 miles of unspoiled Mojave Desert landscape; an ever-changing panorama of shade, color and light as the sun shifts westward. Articulated around a central courtyard, the 3-bedroom sleeping area opens onto the skewed rectangle of a deep, black-tiled pool. The surrounding terraced patio is sheltered between the house and the towering boulder formation which, after dark, is strikingly illuminated from below.

All Photos © Nikolas Koenig, 2013 THE BLACK DESERT HOUSE

Perched like a stealth bomber on a cliffside, at the foot of a dramatic outcrop of prehistoric boulders, the Black Desert House is a unique minimalist hideaway. Soaring panes of glass frame 70 miles of unspoiled Mojave Desert landscape; an ever-changing panorama of shade, color and light as the sun shifts westward. Articulated around a central courtyard, the 3-bedroom sleeping area opens onto the skewed rectangle of a deep, black-tiled pool. The surrounding terraced patio is sheltered between the house and the towering boulder formation which, after dark, is strikingly illuminated from below.

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All Photos © Nikolas Koenig, 2013 THE BLACK DESERT HOUSE

warm and relieving: the Ananta Legian Hotel by Airmas Asri
The pool area located in the middle of the hotel area acts as a latar –the open space in Balinese traditional house.
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The lobby is a pyramid-like building with blunt top inspired by the form and characteristic of Balinese glass handicraft, and the floral Balinese traditional ornament. The carvings, made by I Wayan Lungguh, a local artist, far from being merely accents in an interior, have powerful meanings on divinity, life, and eternity.

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warm and relieving: the Ananta Legian Hotel by Airmas Asri

The pool area located in the middle of the hotel area acts as a latar –the open space in Balinese traditional house.

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Underwater hotel room off the coast of Zanzibar
Located 250 metres off the coast of Pemba Island, the Underwater Room forms parts of the Manta Resort, a holiday retreat on the mainland of the island, and comprises a three-storey floating structure with its lowest level positioned four metres beneath the water.
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Underwater hotel room off the coast of Zanzibar

Located 250 metres off the coast of Pemba Island, the Underwater Room forms parts of the Manta Resort, a holiday retreat on the mainland of the island, and comprises a three-storey floating structure with its lowest level positioned four metres beneath the water.

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Son Salat HQ by EcoDesignFinca 
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Where Time Hides: Hotel Escondido
A natural jewel nestles between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range that snakes through the Mexican state of Oaxaca. A top-ten surfing and popular fishing destination, the tiny coastal town of Puerto Escondido invites with its laid-back atmosphere and beachside vibe.

Hoteliers Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha, the duo behind Grupo Habita, have transformed a pristine stretch of Oaxacan coastline into a private paradise for beach bums and thrill seekers alike, with the addition of Hotel Escondido.


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Where Time Hides: Hotel Escondido

A natural jewel nestles between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range that snakes through the Mexican state of Oaxaca. A top-ten surfing and popular fishing destination, the tiny coastal town of Puerto Escondido invites with its laid-back atmosphere and beachside vibe.

Hoteliers Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha, the duo behind Grupo Habita, have transformed a pristine stretch of Oaxacan coastline into a private paradise for beach bums and thrill seekers alike, with the addition of Hotel Escondido.

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Infinity pool of the moment: Casa de la Flora
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Infinity pool of the moment: Casa de la Flora

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 - Best Beach Hotels

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