interior design

Alphavilleꞌs Koyasan Guesthouse in Japan

" Alphaville has designed a guest house in Koyasan, a sacred place in Japan, home of Kongobu-ji Buddhist temple. Alphaville of Kyoto has created a timber frame building with a pitched roof containing a cosy guesthouse measuring only 96 sqm.

Finnish Pavilion at Expo Shanghai 2010

" JKMM Architects’ pavilion is a synthesis of Finland’s nature and architecture, building an image that will go right to the heart of Finnish citizens and everyone who appreciates Finnish culture. "

Town@house street: the city in a hotel

" The Italian version of the receptionless hotel formula, Simone Micheli‘s Town@house street in Milan, astounds visitors with its vibrant colour schemes and monolithic furnishings left up to the guests' free interpretation. For a visit characterised by full immersion in the city, the walls are covered with blown-up photographs taken by Maurizio Marcato on the streets of Milan. "

Wiel Arets and Hotel Zenden in Maastricht

" From an old public swimming pool in central Maastricht built in the ’sixties, Wiel Arets Architects restored a building that contains medieval vaults, making it into a modern hotel that breaks with the trend toward design hotels – luxurious new versions of anonymous non-places. "

Sou Fujimoto, House O, Chiba, Japan, 2007

" A weekend house for a couple located on a rocky coast two hours drive from Tokyo. They are planning to settle down this place in the future. The site is a rocky stretch facing the Pacific Ocean with approaches sloping down to the water level. "

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