• Mar Adentro
    The limit of the view is the horizon, constant and linear; only its mood changes, never its form. Located in San Jose del Cabo on the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur, Mexico, Mar Adentro is a fantastically minimalist and poetic hotel developed by renowned Mexican architect Miguel Ángel Aragonés. It’s a place where every detail flows […]
    2016.06.10Jorge San Luis
  • Setouchi Aonagi
    Tadao Ando, champion of minimalist architecture, has completed this intimate retreat on the island of Shikoku in his home country, Japan. The seven room hotel, called Setouchi Aonagi, provides a calming and refreshing environment through its luxurious yet minimal aesthetic — an aesthetic that Ando has perfected. Ando’s signature design elements fill the structure; the large expanses of […]
    2016.02.25Jillian Japka
  • TUVE Boutique Hotel
    Nestled in the middle of Hong Kong, the world-famous city known for its cosmopolitan offerings and not-at-all subtle mix of neon lights and visual distractions, is a steel gate for TUVE. The boutique hotel is an intrepid take on the shelter concept by Design Systems, offering for their guests a perfect balance between complex visuals […]
    2015.12.29Mateus Andrade
  • Sophia Suites
    The supremely elegant Sophia Suites is located on a seaside cliff on the picturesque island of Santorini. Photographed by the talented Sara Medina Lind, this luxury hotel packs minimal and modern design in a traditional package. The resort’s architecture is in keeping with the traditional designs of the island. White washed walls pair with arched doorways and windows, all backdropped […]
    2015.12.24Jillian Japka
  • Mirror Houses
    Located at the heart of an apple orchard, in the region of South Tyrolean Dolomites near Bolzano, stands a curious and eye-catching mirror structure. Celebrated architect, Peter Pichler blurs the lines between a relevant contemporary construction on the countryside and art installation. A valiant move for a region known for rejoicing long-standing traditions. The premise […]
    2014.12.28Mateus Andrade
  • Torre de Palma Wine Hotel
    Torre de Palma Wine Hotel is an installation of a new program to the already-existed agricultural landscape in Monforte, Portugal. Completed recently in November 2014 by João Mendes Ribeiro, the new addition rethinks the use of older infrastructures, such as the farm buildings, in order to generate new architecture with multiple courtyards that accommodate different […]
    2014.12.13Nhat Vo
  • Mug Hakdong
    Located on the coast of Geojedo, an island south of South Korea, Mug Hakdong sits on the beach off of the main street. It was designed by Hyunjoon Yoo Architects for a client who runs a medium-scale sales distribution company and wanted his employees to be able to utilize the space for training, learning as […]
    2014.01.06Adele Lim
  • Hotel Notarishuys
    The unique challenge of designing on a site with a 300 year old Beech tree was something Govaert-Vanhoutte Architects were up for. Their style, reminiscent of Mies Van Der Rohe’s post-war modern minimalism with the use of glass and its transparency, seems perfect to bring the experience of the landscape, the context and its history into […]
    2013.10.07Adele Lim
  • Casa do Conto
    Instead of the usual lush interior finishes and decor typically found in modern hospitality projects, the designers Petra Liquida have made the experience of light, volume and architectural details the visual luxuries of Casa do Conto. Translated as the ‘House of Tales’, this unique hotel in Porto, Portugal was designed with R2 Design around the concept […]
    2012.12.17Adele Lim
  • Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa
    Featuring Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa in Torres del Paine, Chile. The award-winning hotel is immersed in the landscape and emerges from the hillside, with views of the Torres del Paine National Park, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. The architecture and interiors maximize the use of wood which exudes warmth, safety and protection. […]
    2012.09.19Anna Korkobcova
  • Goli & Bosi Split Design Hostel
    For the frequent hostel client, it must be extremely exciting to see an accommodation that looks as clean and contemporary as the Goli & Bosi Split Design Hostel located in Split, Croatia. Designed by Studio Up, an old department store has had its facade restored, all forms of egress including the old escalators retained and […]
    2012.08.20Adele Lim
  • Hotel Habita MTY
    I hope you are willing to travel with me today and explore a little magic that is hotel Habita MTY. Located in the northern part of Mexico in Monterey and with a view of the Sierra Madre mountains, the hotel is a stunning result of collaborative work by architect Agustin Landa and interior designer Joseph Dirand. […]
    2012.05.16Anna Korkobcova
  • Cavo Tagoo Hotel
    Cavo Tagoo hotel is located in Mykonos Island in Greece and it is owned by an award-winning architect Paris Liakos. Cavo Tagoo  strives to be “a canvas upon which visitors can color their dreams” and it has deservedly gained its 5-star status through minimal and sophisticated design. A sense of craft and luxury is visible in all […]
    2012.03.07Anna Korkobcova
  • Hotel Aires de Bardenas
    In the middle of a wheat field, between the Natural Park of the Bardenas Reales de Navarra and the town of Tudela, sits the small agglomeration of buildings of the Aire de Bardenas hotel. Designed by Barcelona-based, Latin-american architects Emiliano Lopez and Mónica Rivera, the hotel was conceived as a succession of protected spaces from […]
  • Hotel Zenden
    The Hotel and Sport School Zenden was built by Wiel Arets Architects and is located within three monumental town houses near the river Maas in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The hotel includes nine rooms, a pool, a lounge, and a patio. The concept of the project was to transform a once-disparate assortment of guest rooms and athletic spaces – formerly known […]
    2011.10.05Anna Korkobcova
  • The Opposite House
    Swire Hotels has found a niche in Beijing with its minimal boutique hotel, with the Opposite House Hotel. The super minimalist hotel, designed by Kengo Kurna & Associates, provides 99 guest rooms, with a home comfort palette of light wooden floors, glass, and fabric as room dividers. The aesthetics are carried perfectly throughout the lobby, […]
    2010.10.02Paul PJ Cheng
  • 9 Hours
    The 9 Hours is a capsule hotel: a Japanese hotel concept with sleeping pods instead of rooms, and shared bathrooms. They target hard-working business people and travelers. Usually, these capsule hotels are far from well-designed. The 9 Hours is nothing like that. Instead, it’s an amazing example of applied minimalism. The 9 Hours is managed […]