We have been following Solar Egg since its first installation in Kiruna in 2017; the artwork was designed by Swedish artists Bigert & Bergström for the property developer Riksbyggen and it has now arrived at the famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, rebuilt every year using the ice from the Torne River. The contrast between ice and heat is an initiative designed to focus on the problems of global warming.
The Re delle Alpi resort, overlooking San Bernardo ski slope no. 7 in Valle d’Aosta, has expanded consistently with the aspiration to maintain continuity with nature that skiers seek in the mountains. D73 designed the interiors with surfaces by Ariostea, an Iris Ceramica Group company.
Located in the Chinese city of Xi’an, the new HUALUXE Xi'an Hi-tech Zone hotel by award-winning studio Cheng Chung Design (CCD) is geared towards a new definition of Chinese hospitality revolving around architecture that seeks to connect with the past to offer contemporary accommodation of a superior quality.
The Portuguese architect Raulino Silva has designed the Canine & Feline Hotel in Parada, Vila do Conde. A building that provides temporary accommodation for cats and dogs when their owners have to be away for a few days. A real holiday retreat for our best friends.
Architecture studio 3LHD designed an elegant hotel in Rovinj, Croatia, the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj. The six-storey building is nestled in a lush pine forest and extends along the promenade overlooking the island of St. Catherine and the town of Rovinj. The interior design of the various spaces is by Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni.
We’re taking a look at our “Best of 2019” to close the year. Starting with hotels, a category that gets people dreaming and that often anticipates the trends we end up seeing in our homes. From the United States to China, from Germany to Japan to Canada, here are our favourite hotels for 2019.
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