Posts Tagged ‘architecture’
We couldn’t get over all the great doors of Dublin we came across while walking around the city. Dublin doors can be charming, colorful and quaint. Here’s a selection of some of our favorites:
The second you step into the historic Union Station Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, you feel the grandeur of this luxury hotel’s 65-foot stained glass ceilings, rich woodwork, and timeless beauty. Situated within walking distance of the bustling honky-tonks Music City is famous for, Union Station Hotel is the perfect place to rest your head after a night out on the town. The lobby’s classic architecture welcomes you into this former transportation hub, and around every corner there is a set of colorful leather chairs that invite quiet conversation.
The Dog Bark Park Inn is a charming bed & breakfast in Cottonwood, Idaho where you get to sleep inside a giant beagle!
Entering the body of the beagle from a second floor deck, guests will discover decorative furnishings carved by chainsaw artists Dennis & Frances and dog-shaped cookies waiting on the pillows. Up another level inside the head of the dog is a loft where you can sleep right in the muzzle of the Beagle, making for a truly remarkable stay.
Find out more at Dog Bark Park Inn.
In the winter resort of Arosa, Switzerland, at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Swiss architect Mario Botta has designed a wellness complex filled with pools, a rock grotto, spa suites, a fitness center, meditation rooms, and sun terraces, plus health and beauty facilities. The wintertime juxtaposition of snow pierced by glass creates a magical atmosphere, perfect for rejuvenation.
Imagine slumbering way up high in a tree amid a soundtrack of birds and windows that show off sky. Well you can do just that at the Treehotel, located near the arctic circle in the tiny Swedish village of Harads. A town with a population of only 600, this is the perfect place to reconnect with nature in a truly unique way.
In a busy city packed with people, Italian architect Gaetano Pesce has designed a garden that reaches skyward. Crawling up the walls of a building filled with restaurants, shops, and office space, Pesce’s upward-sprawling garden houses 80 varieties of plants, all above street level.
[ via Fresh Home ]
Check out this stone house in the mountains of Fafe, Portugal!
Roku Nana (六 七, or six seven in Japanese) is a swanky new rooftop bar wedged between two buildings in Tokyo’s Roppongi district. Designed by Yasumichi Morita of Glamorous, there are no signs to help you find your way here, just the little clue six seven, which hints at the ward number in the bar’s address. The only way to find it is to know the actual address…and voilà! you’re sipping drinks on chandelier tables, perched on one tiny wedge of rooftop amongst the Tokyo skyline. Now that is glamorous.
Verde Roppongi 3F
7-16-11 Roppongi, Minato-ku
[Via glamorous.co.jp ]