February 5, 2022

5 Space Hotel Designs That Are Out of This World (Literally)

Have you ever dreamed of spending a night in the vast emptiness of space? While we as a species have learned to escape the confines of Earth and explore the great unknown, the journey is a privilege for only the select few. With the rigor of training that astronauts undergo before traveling to space, the idea of everyday consumers completing the trip sounds like a distant dream.

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August 29, 2021

This Croatian Hotel Is Carved Under an Olive Orchard To Blend With Its Surroundings

If you are looking for a unique destination in the Mediterranean, the new Villa Nai 3.3 is sure to provide a special hotel experience. This five-star accommodation can be found on the Dalmatian Island in Dugi Otok, Croatia. It is designed by the famous Croatian architect Nikola Bašić. He's best known for the Sea Organ, a design of functional steps on Zadar’s waterfront that uses the ocean to play hauntingly beautiful music.

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July 11, 2021

Contemporary Hotel in China Has a Design Inspired by an Ancient Cultural Text

Zhengzhou, China, is considered an undeveloped area of the Henan province, but soon it will be a bustling “paradise city with national customs.” An elegant new hotel by Lacime Architects is the first built project designed to accommodate the expected growth. Called JianYe – LanHai ZhengFeng, its aesthetics are clearly contemporary—there's an elegant curving form and large glass façade—but much of the inspiration comes from traditional Chinese design.

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