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    Square dance: Skanderbeg Square and TID Tower in Tirana, Albania, by 51N4ESubscription

    Building10 September, 2018

    Belgian practice 51N4E have brought a fresh urban sensibility to central Tirana

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    Industrial strength: Galleries and youth hostel, iD Town, Shenzhen, China by O-officeSubscription

    Building14 December, 2017

    AR New into Old Highly Commended: Through interventions across a vast disused factory site, O-office have crafted a community of galleries, café and youth hostel

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    John Portman (1924-2017)Subscription

    Essay8 September, 2017

    His hotels may have soft centres but the architecture of John Portman is as brutal as the late American capitalism that created it

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    Yun House Boutique Eco-Resort, China by Ares Partners + Atelier Liu Yuyang ArchitectsSubscription

    Case study8 August, 2017

    The rediscovery of the countryside by China’s middle classes has led to a boom in rural tourism, which has helped redirect cash from the wealthy coast into the undeveloped interior. However, this has often resulted in insensitive building projects, and the ‘nong jia le’ (‘happy farmer home’) idyll frequently turns out to be a mass tourist hell. In response, an eco-tourism movement has developed, offering smaller scale, more deeply embedded experiences of life away from the city. For ...

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    Oasia Downtown, Singapore by WOHASubscription

    Case study8 August, 2017

    The hotel-in-the-tower has sprouted ever taller since the Waldorf Astoria relocated to a 47-storey skyscraper in 1931; this was the tallest example of the type in the world until Stalin’s Hotel Ukrainia was completed in 1957. In recent years, hotels have become standard anchor tenants of skyscraper developments, hollowing out their tips as plunging atria. These have, however, been sealed volumes – until WOHA designed a hotel for Singapore, its upper reaches a huge cylindrical trellis ...

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    Punta Sirena Hotel, Chile by WMR ArquitectosSubscription

    Case study8 August, 2017

    The beach hotel usually comports itself in serene and brilliant white curves, borrowing the sleekness of the ocean liner, but the surfing resort of Curanipe in central Chile is a place for less sedentary approaches to the water. In response, WMR Arquitectos have not opted to emulate the quaint traditional buildings of the town, either; their only nod to the vernacular is their use of wood, with eucalyptus and pine filling the black steel frame of their building. This takes the form ...

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    Sofitel Vienna, Austria by Jean NouvelSubscription

    Case study8 August, 2017

    ‘Jean Nouvel has created a ceiling for the city, in the form of gigantic artworks by Pipilotti Rist which cover the ceilings of the top floor restaurant and atrium of his Sofitel tower’

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    Typology: HotelsSubscription

    Essay7 August, 2017

    Anonymous rooms for anonymous and rootless lives, the hotel has long been a giant metaphor for modernity

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    Unplan Hostel in Tokyo, Japan, by Aida AtelierSubscription

    Building25 August, 2016

    AR BnB 2016 Commended: Unplan turns a transient space into a forum for social and cultural connection

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    Ace Hotel by EPR and Universal Design Studio: ‘a piece of make-believe that distills an image of Shoreditch life’Subscription

    Building24 August, 2016

    AR BnB 2016 Highly Commended: a dreary hotel in Shoreditch is transformed into a Mecca for scenesters

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