French artist Bardula had carte blanche to think a project of 5 installations around the theme of explosion and the Verre Harcourt, exhibited at the Hotel Baccarat in New York. These sculptures are made in brushed aluminium and shape an geometric group of shadows, light and the notion of 5 elements : fire, water, air, earth and quintessence.
Among the insolite houses that we can find on Airbnb, here’s a house that floats on the Thames River in London. This residence heights 7 meters for a 70 tonnes weight ; it features two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room and a garden with an apple tree. The neighborhood is simply Chelsea, Westminster and Canary Wharf. This house offers new perspectives to the city and you can rent it until 22nd May.
Here is the somptuous hotel Alila Jabal Akdhar, developed by the Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC and located between the majestic Al Hajar, in the Emirates. This resort is suspended 2000 meters above the sea level, in a desert zone. It offers amazing views on the Oman region : canyons, caves, valleys, gorges, hamlets and summits.
The American architecture studio Morphosis Architects revealed his concept of a new luxury hotel that will be built soon in Vals, Switzerland. The entire project consists of three main structures: a podium linking the building with nearby structures, cantilever containing a restaurant, café, spa and bar and a 381 meters high tower containing 107 rooms with an incredible panoramic view.
Austrian photographer Reiner Riedler wanted to document vacations centers that feature fake decors and exist all around the world : China, Germany, Turkey, Dubai, Lithuania, Las Vegas and Florida. Like a critic towards these artificial destinations put in a plastic globe, his series shows surreal touristic cliches.
Fans of fantasy films, Magic Mountain Lodge is the perfect destination for you. Here is a 13-room hotel located in the private Biological Reserve Huilo-Huilo in northern Chile. The building welcomes visitors with a suspended rope bridge and a waterfall flows from the peak of the structure.
Greek photographer Petros Koublis was commissioned by luxury hotel Vedema located in Santorini, in the village Megalochori, in the middle of 400 years old wineries built around volcanic stones. The hotel wanted him to take pictures of the exteriors to decorate the rooms’ walls and show the “real” face of the island. 100 prints have been achieved with interior designer Stamos Hondrodimos (Design Laboratorium).
From the 12th of March to the 8th of April, we can admire the brand new installation of American artist Richard Wilson, for the Hong Kong’s Art Basel. It’s a life-sized Harrington Legionnaire Bus that is suspended on the edge of the Peninsula Hotel. This work is inspired by the British movie “The Italian Job” (1969) where we can see a bus hanging in altitude.
The staff of the Courchevel ski resort has decided to offer nights in a suspended and working cable car located at 2738 altitude meters. It’s a room that can host 4 guests, with a little living room and two beds. The cabin makes possible, of course, to admire a quite impressive panoramic view.
The RedDot Hotel was built on the skeleton of a 35 years-old hotel in Taichung City, in Taiwan. Interior designers Steven Wu and Wang Pe-Jen are the origin of the renovation project. They wanted to set a staircase-slide in tunnel, Kapla armchairs and a sofa made of balls to bring a playful atmosphere.