Travel Thursdays | Angsana Velavaru Resort, Maldives

ARCHITECTURE | TRAVEL With endless blue waters, marine life at your doorsteps and all the exceptional services that make a holiday perfect, the Angsana Velavaru Resort is a miniature paradise. Let’s begin with an open invitation from the resort staff: “Imagine arriving in a seaplane on a speck of land that emerges from miles and […]

Montenegro | Aman Resort | Sveti Stefan

One of Europe’s fastest growing tourist destinations, Montenegro Covering just 13,812sq km, Montenegro is endowed with natural beauty and high biodiversity along its 300km Adriatic coastline and across its ever-changing interior. In the coastal region, the luxury hotel island resort of Aman Sveti Stefan, Porto Montenegro and the master-planned resort town of Orascom Lustica lead […]

Travel Thursday | Maldives | Reethi Rah Five-star Resort

ARCHITECTURE | TRAVEL Project: Reethi Rah Five-star Resort| Architects: One&Only | Location: Maldives | I am constantly coming back to fascinating Maldives, now I am daydreaming at Reethi Rah five-star resort developed by One&Only. According to the official resort description, “One&Only Reethi Rah is home to 130 private villas discreetly placed along the shore – with 98 Beach […]

Travel Thursday | Áman Resorts, Utah

Can we discuss how amazing this hotel from Áman Resorts in Utah is?!?  Amangiri (meaning ‘peaceful mountain’) is located in the Four Corners, where the states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet.  I love how architecturally, the resort blends into the dramatic and raw landscape and is so seemingly minuscule compared to its surrounding […]

Travel Thursday | Nowhere Resort, Japan

ARCHITECTURE | TRAVEL Project: Nowhere but Sajama House | Architects: Yadutaka Yoshimura Architects | Location: Tokyo, Japan | Compleated: 2009 Nowhere resort is the resort program that is renting out weekly vacation house. Suggesting new urban life style by making shorten the distance to weekend house from standard 3 hours up to 1 hour. The environment must get close to urban when shorten the distance, […]

Travel Thursday | Six Senses Con Dao Resort, Vietnam

  ARCHITECTURE | TRAVEL Project: Six Senses Con Dao Resort | Architects: AW² Architects | Location: Con Dao, Vietnam| Compleated: 2011 The Six Senses Con Dao site is an amazing setting and certainly one of the most beautiful places on Con Dao Island. The beach, a one kilometre long strip of white sand with its dunes and turquoise sea, is surrounded by dark […]

The Saffire Freycinet Resort | Tasmania

ARCHITECTURE | TRAVEL Project: The Saffire Freycinet Resort | Architects: Morris Nunn and Associates| Location: Tasmania, Australia. The Saffire Freycinet is a recently completed resort in Tasmania, Australia. Tasmanian architects Morris Nunn and Associates, together with interior designers from Chhada Siembieda, were asked to design an iconic development that captures the essence of the region and connects with its environment. The […]

New Holiday Destination in the Maldives: Jumeirah Vittaveli Resort

TRAVEL Project: Jumeirah Vittaveli Resort | Location: Maldives | Building completion: 2011 Jumeirah Vittaveli is a brand new Resort developed by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts that opened earlier this month. Located in the Maldives, the resort has 91 villas and suites, each with its own private pool, private massage room, direct beach or lagoon access, and more. Villas and suites can be booked all […]

architecture: de wet 34, bantry bay, cape town

Ok. here I go again with beautiful residential architecture by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects & OKHA Interiors. Views that go on forever anchored by the raw textures of concrete, rock and timber. Dramatic volumes defining open plan living areas. Bespoke furniture and high end finishes. A pool terrace that taunts the view and […]

Architecture: Mountain Design Hotels | Part I

As winter is approaching us slowly here in Sydney, we explore the architecture of some mountain resort hotels around the world. beautiful buildings that are hiding behind their wooden facades accurate architectural details, draw new concepts of luxury. Hope you enjoy our selection. WHITE POD Alpine Ski Resort, Monthey / Switzerland / 2012 ALPINA DOLOMITES […]