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The many faces of our Originals

Over the years, we’ve learned that our Originals are individuals who push the very boundaries of hospitality. And they don’t fit neatly into any one category—just like their hotels.

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The Design Diaries — Peter Pichler

Peter Pichler is perhaps best known for his sustainable treehouses in the forest of the Italian Dolomites and their signature sharply pitched roofs.

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Nine striking staircases that are a step above

We give you nine reasons to take the stairs and get fit, starting with the grand staircase at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch in London that’s made even more impressive thanks to a five-meter-tall glass window behind letting in lots of natural light.

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A Monumental Legacy

Prolific Japanese architect Paul Noritaka Tange is helping to transform the built landscape of Asia, carrying on the work of his father, Kenzō Tange, one of the most significant architects of the 20th century.

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Yuta Oka

A nomadic approach to life and work is taking root in Japan. With his company InSitu, Yuta Oka is helping pioneer hotels, co-working, and co-living spaces that speak to a new hyper-mobile generation.

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Akihiro Matsui

How do you increase quality of life within a neighborhood, a district, an entire city? Akihiro Matsui, one of the leading minds behind several pioneering community projects in the Japanese capital, is on a quest to find out.

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Urban Futures

Further brought a group of architects, hoteliers and place-makers from across the Asian continent to Tokyo to explore new ideas about urban living and the cities of tomorrow.

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Five stunning historical conversions

In the ruins of all that was before lies reason. And so, in order to understand the present, we need to look to the past.

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Inside August, Antwerp’s new landmark hotel

The Flemish city of Antwerp is, quite simply, beautiful. From the point of view of an architecture fan, it has that rare combination of ingredients: centuries of trade wealth translated into bricks, mortar, heritage, and culture.

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The Design Diaries — Vasu Virajsilp

The award-winning studio VaSLab’s formula for head-turning masterpieces is simple: create unexpected spaces taking into account the vernacular traditions and culture.

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Architects against the grain

It’s the architects of the world who both literally and figuratively put cities on the map. It’s the buildings, roads, sidewalks, subways, and squares that facilitate the way humankind interacts with the Earth, and it’s the landmark buildings and their histories that can define a country’s identity and international importance.

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A new home for Catalan’s creative cool

An unusual limestone façade peels back to reveal the new face of Sir Victor Hotel.

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Designing your road trip through Spain

The land of fiestas, Spain knows how to live the good life—soul-stirring destinations, a breathtaking range of culinary highlights, and relentless innovation.

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Seven ways to experience the wilds of Warsaw

Who says urban escapes have to be a concrete adventure? The highly creative team behind Autor Rooms in Warsaw have created a hyperlocal and an extensive list of what you can do in the city if you’re of the green bent of mind.