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Arguably the most famous passenger ship of the 20th century, the Queen Elizabeth 2, is set to begin her new life this week as a floating luxury hotel when it makes a "soft" opening on April 18. The last of the Atlantic liners, the 70,000 gross ton Cunard steamship will never set to sea again, but she will continue to operate as an upmarket accommodation, tourist and dining attraction, and
The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) always puts an interesting spin on its projects – take the Lego House and pyramid-shaped Via 57 West, for example. Such is the case with the firm's recently-unveiled Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers, which will enable guests to ski down from its roof to the ground via a sloping zigzagging path. ..Continue Reading BIG's new hotel will let guests ski on its roof
the angled volumes, which contain hotel rooms, traverse a gently sloping exterior path, leading directly to the museum as well as the region’s ski trails.The post BIG’s hotel design for audemars piguet will let guests ski down its zigzagging roof appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
studio gaia's latest interior design transforms the industrial look of shipping containers, which can be found easily along the panama canal, with an original graffiti twist by artist oscar melgar.The post studio gaia designs first W hotel in central america with colorful indigenous patterns appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The Ace Hotel chain is opening its first Japanese outpost in Kyoto this winter, in a former telephone exchange building overhauled by Kengo Kuma. Read more
a 12-day stay costs includes a three-month training program before launch.The post a break in space for $9.5M – introducing the aurora station space hotel appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
For years we've seen space tourism touted as "coming soon," but the only real opportunity to buy your way into space were very rare private trips to the International Space Station with price tags north of US$20 million. The latest private company to get into the space tourism game is Orion Span, which recently revealed its Aurora Station space hotel, promising an extremely ambitious 2022 ope
American designer Kelly Wearstler has used clashing patterns, colours and textures to decorate a hotel in San Francisco, alongside notable furniture pieces from various European design movements. Read more
this apartment, built into the framework of a crane, allows for a unique perspective of amsterdam's port.The post strange luxury, inside a hotel suite that’s actually a dockyard crane appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Local architecture firm Goettsch Partners has built a tower with a wave-like glass facade on top of Chicago's 1920s Cedar Hotel. Read more is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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