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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
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.
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
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
This rental vacation house – the Swiss architect’s first permanent construction within the United Kingdom – is located in Devon County, in a beautiful southern English landscape of meadows and trees. The house replaces a residence that was demolished
The group of pieces is generated by the fragmentation of the unit: in this way, the exchange between city and building is possible. The bold envelope is made with pigmented and perforated concrete…
The proposal suggests a place similar to the ideal garden, the ‘Garden of Delights’. To be able to adapt the project to the plot’s unnevenness and slope, the study of soap bubble growth has served as reference. There are basically two types of rooms
Using as basis a text by Schönberg on how a donkey going uphill manages to avoid the steepest parts of the slope, in this case the 12m drop is spanned thanks to a series of parallel stone walls. The stepped spaces open up to the views and at the sam
In the town of Sainte-Féréole, the office is currently developing the project for a tourist residence that blends seamlessly with the landscape, placing on a valley hillside 25 independent bedrooms conceived as isolated volumes that are separated fro
The Australian office Terroir was established in 1998 and simultaneously opened two offices, in Sydney and in Hobart, the capital of the island of Tasmania. Of the three partners of the studio, Gerard Reinmuth is in charge of the first office, wherea
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
Blue Origin, the space tourism company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has announced plans to launch a commercial space station. Bosses said that they hope to operate the station, named "Orbital Reef," by the end of the decade. Promotional materi
Virgin Galactic has performed its third voyage to the edge of space using the SpaceShipTwo rocket plane. This flight, which took place on 22 May, was the first to take off from the company’s Spaceport America facility in New Mexico. Virgin Galactic’s
Archaeologists fear the structural changes aimed to improve access to the Unesco site will “dramatically” change its form. Plans for a major renovation project to the western entrance of the Acropolis have met with strong opposition from archaeologis
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
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
Since the advent of modernity, the form taken by hotel buildings and complexes has evolved in parallel with notions like leisure, tourism, or business.
Photographed non-stop and presented as icons of immediate consumption, sculpture-buildings are fetishist attractions of contemporary mass tourism.
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
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
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
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
One of the stunning architectural developments of the late twentieth century was the phenomenon of the spectacular building as a new kind of tourist attraction. The triumph of the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry, revindicated “br