When it opens its doors in late spring this year, Hotel Hotel aims to answer the question of what is missing on the Lisbon hospitality scene.
Built in 1923 as a branch of the First National Bank of Japan by the renowned Swedish architecture and design firm Claesson Koivisto Rune, K5 will straddle the East meets West divide when it opens its doors in Tokyo come February.
Think of Bilbao today. One of the first things that springs to mind is undoubtedly the Guggenheim Museum, but before Frank Gehry’s titanium-clad edifice graced the banks of the Nervion River in the late 1990s, the city’s shipbuilding industry was running aground and dry-docking the economy in the process.
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.
Peter Pichler is perhaps best known for his sustainable treehouses in the forest of the Italian Dolomites and their signature sharply pitched roofs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Iniala Beach House stamps out its presence on the quiet Natai Beach in the Phang Nga Province of Thailand.
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.
The award-winning studio VaSLab’s formula for head-turning masterpieces is simple: create unexpected spaces taking into account the vernacular traditions and culture.
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.