A complex of 18 holiday homes designed by José Adrião Arquitectos on the Praia do Estoril on Boavista Island (Cape Verde) is now partially completed, revealing its distinguishing features: courtyard houses, use of white as the dominant colour, direct and indirect links with the outdoors, and a reduced architectural vocabulary.
Alila Yangshuo is a disused sugar mill in Yangshuo, on the Li River in China, which Vector Architects have converted into a hotel complex. Chinese studio Vector Architects appropriated the spirit of the place to transform it into a picturesque scenario.
In the village of Baisha, in China’s Yunnan province, Tsutsumi & Associates have restored a group of original Naxi homes and converted them into the Tsingpu Baisha Retreat. Now a luxurious resort, Yoshimasa Tsutsumi’s Tsingpu Baisha Retreat preserves the masonry of the old homes, made using local Wuhua stone.
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