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 Compatsch / Italy / 2010
EDEN HOTEL Bormio / Italy / 2012 (More here
in our previous blog)
THE CAMBRIAN Adelboden / Switzerland / 2007
Today I was pondering what it would be like if I looked for a new, bigger house instead of an apartment. What would I pay attention to? What would be a ‘must’ in my future home and what a ‘nice to have’? My view wandered through my current home and got stuck while looking at my floor. A nice, a bit worn, laminate floor. And I knew immediately: An absolute and not negotiable prerequisite is a wooden floor. And just then I decided to dedicate today’s ‘things we love’ to wooden floors!
The Levin Residence in Marana, Arizona has been designed by Ibarra Rosano Design Architects.
Description from Ibarra Rosano Design Architects
Three simple rectangular volumes hover above the desert floor, oriented to harness the sun, frame the views and capture the breezes. In much the same way a photographer crops an image, the house organizes the landscapes into intelligible formats, which focus and celebrate the environment. The plan organization is based on simplicity, functionality and “collapsibility”, enabling the house to be operated as a smaller home when the guests are away.
It’s always a delight to share one of Greg Natale‘s stunning projects here. I am a big fan of his interiors and when I came across Perikic House, Sydney I just couldn’t resist had to share it straight away. Interior designer Greg Natale takes this design to another level with his bold pattern clashes, papered ceilings and bathroom tiling. A glam house, ammmmazing house! His project is the elevation of everyday living to something glamorous, something just a little more special, something with just a touch of the unexpected.
House of Silence Prefettura di Shiga / Japan / 2012
Casa Cubo, San Paolo / Brazil / 2012
Casa Costa Esmeralda, Provincia di Buenos Aires / Argentine / 2012
House Seul / South Korea / 2012
Concrete House Somosaguas, Madrid / Spain / 2010