Yuzi Paradise is envisioned as a vacation resort in the midst of twenty-two mountains that make up the singular landscape of Guilin. The site extends over 540 hectares of undeveloped land which already has the ideal natural features to become a parad
The Catalan architect Jordi Hidalgo Tané (Olot, 1967) was commissioned to renovate and enlarge an early-20th-century building in Bera, a municipality in the Cinco Villas comarca of Navarre, and turn it into rustic accommodations. Shortlisted in the a
The hotel sits in the picturesque Li River valley of Yangshuo, surrounded by the region’s characteristic karst mountain scenery. In this unique context, the project intervenes on an old sugar mill built in the 1960s, which had been beautifully preser
Warm materials and the ideal of outdoor living provide the arguments for a refurbishment project where an existing building is transformed to house six tourist apartments by the sea.
Castaway Island Resort is located on a beautiful tiny island in Cat Ba Archipelago, a well-known tourist destination in Vietnam. The site is only accessible by boat, which takes about two hours from Hai Phong port. The resort has room for up to 160 g
Through large windows and glass panes, the rental vacation house designed by Peter Zumthor frames spectacular views of the southern English landscape, in Devon County. What is the Swiss architect’s first permanent construction in the United Kingdom i
Frente a los resorts de paisajes artificiales se propone aprovechar el entorno montañoso natural de Ras al Khaimah. Se diseña un camino de diez kilómetros que conecta puntos singulares a lo largo del cual se distribuyen diez tipologías como el puente
Emplazado en un lugar paradisíaco en medio de la selva, el edificio trata de entremezclarse con la naturaleza. Para ello se diseñan unas vigas con el canto de una habitación y se disponen siguiendo las líneas de la topografía. Por debajo de ellas un
We are tourists, and pretend being travelers. Mass tourism used to be depicted with a cruise ship overwhelming the delicate scale of Venetian palazzos, but today the best representation of excess is the exceptional photograph of a jam on the Everest.
The development of the highways in Norway left the vernacular routes that ran along national roads in disuse. This circumstance is common to the rest of Europe, but was especially dramatic in the Nordic country because of the extraordinary landscapes
“Distinctions must be kept in mind between quantity and quality of growth, between its costs and returns, and between the short and long run. Goals for more growth should specify more growth of what and for what.” These words of the economist Simon K
Photographed non-stop and presented as icons of immediate consumption, sculpture-buildings are fetishist attractions of contemporary mass tourism.
Since the advent of modernity, the form taken by hotel buildings and complexes has evolved in parallel with notions like leisure, tourism, or business.
From the classical Grand Tour to the contemporary road movie, the journey has always been a route of discovery. Be it a study tour or a random wandering on wheels or rails, moving to other physical, social and cultural geographies is both an educatio
El antiguo Colegio Convento de Dominicos de Santo Tomás, que forma parte del conjunto monumental de Alcalá de Henares, alberga el nuevo Parador de Turismo de la ciudad complutense, tras una profunda rehabilitación y ampliación llevada a cabo por el
A los pocos días de su muerte, The Economist publicó la necrológica de Pedro Zaragoza. ¿Cómo un alcalde franquista de un pequeño pueblo alicantino merecía el único obituario que la revista británico-americana publica por número? Desde luego, nada par
Incluso de noche los taxis y las limusinas, que en fila aguardan a los clientes frente al aeropuerto de Dubai, mantienen en marcha sus motores. El viajero al caminar a su lado, recibe sofocantes bocanadas de aire caliente y también la primera noticia
As your jet starts its descent, you are glued to your window. The scene below is astonishing: a 24-square-mile archipelago of coral-colored islands in the shape of an almost finished puzzle of the world. In the shallow green waters between continents
Mecca is the holiest spot on earth. At least, it is considered by five percent of the earth’s population who are of Islamic faith and face towards the city in prayer five times a day. They believe that Mecca was founded in the 19th century B.C. by th