Architecture

September 27, 2020

You Can Sleep Under the Northern Lights in This Outdoor Bubble-Shaped Hotel

Do you dream of sleeping under the stars? The Buubble Hotel in Iceland is offering guests the opportunity to  do just that—plus an up-close view of the Northern Lights—in all four seasons. The hotel's 18 rooms are clear, heated domes nestled into two remote forest locations. Guests can choose the forest location on the south coast of Iceland or the pods along the Golden Circle further north.

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September 13, 2020

Singapore’s Apple Store Is a Sleek Glass Bubble Floating in Marina Bay

Singapore's Marina Bay is already iconic for its architecture, and now, thanks to Apple, there is a new contemporary structure helping enhance the area. Designed by architects Foster + Partners, Apple Marina Bay Sands is the first Apple Store entirely surrounded by water. The futuristic space is a beautiful follow up to the firm's recently opened Bangkok Apple Store, which took on the form of a tree.

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August 30, 2020

Explore Frida Kahlo’s ‘Casa Azul’ Through a Fascinating Virtual Museum Tour

A new immersive virtual tour by the Frida Kahlo Museum might be just the salve for travel lovers who miss visiting sites across the world. The museum occupies the famous Casa Azul (“Blue House”) in the Coyoacán borough of Mexico City. Kahlo was born in 1907 within the walls of the brilliantly colored home, the daughter of a Hungarian-German Jewish father and a mother from the region of Oaxaca.

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August 19, 2020

Bangkok’s Apple Store Looks Like a Futuristic Tree Bearing “Fruit” for the Digital Age

After working on projects for Apple in Miami, Tokyo, Paris, Dubai, and New York City, architects Foster + Partners have one again added their flair to the tech firm's retail space. Located in Bangkok, Foster + Partners' latest Apple Store emerges like a tree and covers the space with a large canopy. Overlooking a public square, the building is situated in the heart of Bangkok.

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