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    Hotel Terrestre wins Wallpaper* Design Award 2022

    Hotel Terrestre peeks out of the rich foliage of Mexico’s Puerto Escondido, earthy, strong, almost elemental, and at the same time otherworldly. The building, although newly opened, appears to belong to the land, like it’s always been there. It’s just as its architect, Mexico City-based Alberto Kalach, intended: ‘The constructions are tucked into the landscape, as if they were there for hundreds of years. A certain ancient but also futuristic feeling characterises the architecture. One hundred per cent solar-powered, and low-energy consumption, it plays with the sun and the wind.’  Commissioned for Mexican boutique hospitality developer Grupo Habita, the hotel is tucked into the landscape of this idyllic west coast resort…

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    5 Houses on the Market That Appeared in the Pages of AD | Architectural Digest

    1201 Tower Grove, Beverly Hills AD profiled this Beverly Hills estate in 2009, and it hasn’t lost any of its luster since. Spread over two acres, it has views of the city skyline and ocean and gorgeous gardens with a heated gazebo, courtyards, arches, and open lawns. The interiors were designed by White House designer Michael Smith, and they are full of standout features such as the living room with a Georgian plaster ceiling and Venetian plaster walls, a handsome library with a hand-stenciled ceiling, and an octagonal breakfast room with a vaulted ceiling. Amenities include a two-story guesthouse, tennis court, pool pavilion with a swimming pool, movie theater, wine…

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    The Best Geothermal Pools in Iceland to Visit in 2022

    Guests visiting this winter can experience the spa’s newest treatment: Float Therapy, which launched in December. The in-water treatment, created by the aquatic healing experts at Flothetta, was designed to release tension from the spine and send bathers into a meditative state. Unlike your typical sensory-deprivation experience, the Retreat’s version pairs you with a “floating therapist” that performs personalized bodywork—from stretches and pulls to gentle massage and exfoliation—as you drift through the healing waters blindfolded. Thanks to the lagoon’s high concentration of minerals, algae, and silica, the treatment is as soothing for the skin as it is for the mind. With your ears submerged, the underwater sounds form a symphony…

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    Altoona house for sale includes pool, theater on 3/4 acre

    1720 Everwood Court SW, Altoona Enjoy luxurious indoor and outdoor living in this Tuscan ranch in the Venbury neighborhood in Altoona. From the exquisite details and architectural design to the comfortable spaces perfect for relaxing or entertaining, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything missing in this property for this price. The courtyard entrance leads to a double-door entryway, where you’ll immediately be swept away by the high ceilings, arched doorways, exposed brick and wide trim. The great room features a massive fireplace flanked by lighted built-ins. The kitchen showcases a 12-foot island with seating, as well as a hidden pantry and commercial-grade appliances. Windows above the cupboards flood the…

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    The biggest architecture and design stories of 2021

    To conclude our review of 2021, editor Tom Ravenscroft takes a look back at this year’s most-read stories, including Richard Rogers’ final building, a transparent mid-air pool, Dubai Expo pavilions and a Virgil Abloh-designed car. Image is by Brick Visual, courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects January – Supertall skyscrapers linked by planted terraces to be built in Shenzhen by Zaha Hadid Architects The year began with news that Zaha Hadid Architects was designing a pair of interconnected skyscrapers in China called the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters. The buildings were part of a trend for the world’s best-known architects to design supertall skyscrapers. Alongside Zaha Hadid Architects, BIG, Foster + Partners and Dorte Mandrup are among the…

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    Huge mansion with indoor swimming pool hidden near Wales’ busiest seaside town

    If you’ve ever taken a trip to the seaside at one of Wales’ popular coastal resorts, it has probably included the experience of trying to find a parking space, rushing to find your own little stretch of sand on a crowded beach, and queuing for an ice cream or bag of chips. All part of a memorable day out beside the seaside. But around a coastal corner, it’s likely that every bustling beach has a quiet and hidden neighbour offering an island of idyllic living away from the noise and the visitors. READ MORE: The charming national park country estate visited by royalty is now for sale And Barry, fondly…

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    COVID-19 is driving a boom in demand for alternative swimming pools as people reinvest in their homes

    COVID-19 has sparked a boom in demand for swimming pools, and for some the quirkier the construction the better. Key points: COVID-19 has sparked a boom in demand for alternative pools From shipping containers to stock tanks, pools are being made from just about anything Restricted travel has meant homeowners are more inclined to reinvest in their properties  For decades pool styles have been fairly standardised, but now everything from shipping containers to stock tanks are being converted to use for a backyard swim. The pool industry has experienced unprecedented growth over the past two years due to COVID-19. “People are reinvesting in their homes; they’re making an oasis in their backyards,” Spiros Dassakis,…

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