Inspired by the city’s seafaring heritage, Göteborg-based studio Stylt Tampoli has given to the Stora Hotellet in Umeå, Sweden, a sumptuous new look where the refined meets the rough, just like the high society once met the sailors in the hotel’s parlours and dining rooms.
Thai architecture and interior design firm Onion has transformed seven shop houses of 1,500 sqm into a boutique hotel of 17 rooms, restaurants, an outdoor deck, an indoor bar and a roof top bar. Sala Rattanakosin are located in the Ta Tien Community, one of the oldest part of Bangkok.
Spanish architect Sergio Rojo has recently completed the massive refurbishment of the ancient Liceo of Logroño, that now hosts the Pilgrim hostel, reinforcing the urban links that existed among other Jacobean milestone.
Capturing the quintessence of the ‘Icehotel’ spirit, Swedish-based designers Alessandro Falca of Conte di San Pietro and Annasofia Mååg have carved a ‘Secret Garden’ in its main hall.
Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi and car manufacturer MINI have created a deluxe suite for the 2013/14 winter season. Designed by Wouter Biegelaar, together with architect Victor Tsarskim and artist Peter Koerbler, the suite tells the story of the transformation of an icon and the fascinating evolution of animals and objects that proudly want to become a true MINI.
The POD by Formwerks Architects is Singapore’s latest boutique capsule hotel catering to discerning travellers who desire fuss-free and convenient living.
Ace Hotel worked with London-based architecture and interior design firm Universal Design Studio to design exteriors and interiors of their new hotel in Shoreditch, a historic neighborhood and global nexus of creative culture, home of the the world famous open-air market on Brick Lane, and canvas for street artists from around the world.