hospitality

Escaping every day life

Sala Chaweng is a colour infused and playful 144-room hotel in Samui Island’s Chaweng Beach that is dedicated to providing an escape from every day life. Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Gulf of Thailand. It has 2 phases, 52-room for the Beachfront and 82-room for the Roadside. These two areas are divided by a street. Sala Chaweng Beachfront has a...

Contrasting decadent beauty – Japan

Suppose Design Office has transformed an old building built in the 1980s into Hotel Sou, a three-room hotel located on Fukue Island, the largest island in the southern tip of the Goto Islands, Japan. By removing the finishes from the building and cutting out the openings in a sculptural, irregular way, the studio was able to blur the boundaries between...

Played aesthetics – Revisited

Pompen & Verlouw is a new, all-day restaurant located in Den Bosch, a picturesque Dutch town in the south, that takes its name from the 1930s garage that used to occupy the spot. Inspired by the building’s past incarnation as a garage back in the days when cars were still a product of both industrialization and craftsmanship, Amsterdam-based...

A local relationship – Spain Revisited

With a terrace overlooking the beach of Playa de la Barrosa, Spain, a patio with a capacity for 250 people and a restaurant area for 100 diners, El Cuartel del Mar, the new space by the Azotea Grupo, located in an unbeatable location. At an architectural level, Azotea Grupo has relied on the study of Paula Rosales, who was in charge of the award-winning NuBel...

Changing the past

The renovation of an arsenal factory located in Xialao Creek, the suburb of Yichang City, Hubei Province, China was once a military factory, it was gradually shut down and abandoned in the 1990s which now represents the opposite of its past. The project covers an area of about 3 hectares and a construction area of about 13000 square meters. Designed by 3andwich Design and He Wei...

Relationship between body and mind

StudioVASE believes, the story contained in the space can be compared to the relationship between the body and the mind. No matter how high the visual completeness of the space is, if the story is simple or poor, or if it is similar to something, the user easily feels boredom and emptiness. Even though all the restaurants in the alley...

Impenetrable synergy – Poodle Bar & Bistro

As many Melbournians, yearn to hear those words, “can I take your order?" As we long for stage 4 COVID lock-downs to lift. There’s a delicious new bar and bistro, that is set to be a major new player in town and I was fortunate enough to explore and dine prior to lock-down. Nestled in a row of Victorian terraces is

Health conscious Sorano Hotel

SORANO HOTEL is one of main facilities in new-born urban development in Tachikawa city, 30 minutes away from Shinjuku, Tokyo based on the concept of “Wellbeing”. Offering health conscious activities, located in the area of renown National Park, the luscious views are captured throughout the hotel interior. Designed by Curiosity architects, the ambiance of the lobby changes dramatically during...

Olive tree houses – Spain

High up in the Tramuntana Mountains of Mallorca, Spain with views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Mar Plus Ask architects have created two small off-grid houses. The houses are surrounded in all directions by thousand year old olive trees (yes I said thousand) standing on man-made terraces of dry stacked stone, where only the wind and the bells of...