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Rockwell Group find inspiration in midcentury Modernism and Hollywood glamour for new LA hotel

David Rockwell’s design studio have completed a Los Angeles hotel that pays homage to the city’s iconic mid-century modern architecture. The 178-bedroom Dream Hollywood Hotel is located on the city’s Selma Avenue, close to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in the shadow of the Hollywood Hills. Rockwell Group and operator Dream Hotels sought to bring something of the glamour of Tinseltown to the hotel, mixed with a dose of mid-century Modernism and a strong visual connection between the indoor
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Snøhetta create 'Europe's first underwater restaurant'

Snøhetta have revealed designs for the international architects' latest leisure project – the first underwater restaurant to open in Europe. Located at the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, the restaurant, called Under, will double as an aquarium and marine research centre. Snøhetta's design is inspired by the country's rocky coast, with a monolithic structure breaking from the surface of the sea to rest on the craggy shoreline. The bottom of the building will rest directly on the seabed, 5m
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Designs unveiled for new aquarium in Oslo

Plans for a brand new waterside aquarium near the Norwegian capital have been unveiled, showing a pair of smooth, undulating domes jutting out into the fjord. Designed by London and Oslo-based practice Haptic Architects, the 10,000sq m (108,000sq ft) aquarium is encircled by walkways, providing a glimpse through the windows to the attraction’s interior. The building features a curved roof that will double as accessible public space. The aquarium will be built on land which was formerly Oslo’s main airport
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Cornwall’s Tate St Ives re-opens as £20m renewal project comes to fruition

Tate St Ives, the art gallery credited with helping to regenerate the southwest, will unveil its new look tomorrow (14 October) when it re-opens following a £20m redevelopment. Jamie Fobert Architects’ cliffside extension has doubled the exhibition space, with the aim of better accommodating the 250,000 annual visitors to the Cornish attraction. With an additional 600sqm floor space, the gallery will be able to host more exhibits, display more works and offers new educational and studio spaces, a collection care
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New images show how Saarinen's iconic TWA terminal will be transformed into hotel

Property company MCR Development has revealed how it will transform the Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Center at JFK International Airport into a 505-room hotel. The developer has installed a lounge on the 86th storey of the One World Trade Center to showcase some of the main features of the development and new renderings have been released to give an impression of what the hotel will look like. The modernist Flight Center building – a designated New York landmark –
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Safari guests sleep above trees in Segera Retreat's man-made bird's nest

A resort in one of Kenya’s most popular safari destinations is offering guests the chance to sleep under the stars in a human-scale ‘bird's nest’ above the treetops. Constructed alongside a river teeming with wildlife, the Nay Palad Bird Nest provides a 360-degree bird’s eye-view of the surrounding wilderness – home to giraffes, elephants and other wildlife. The structure, designed by architect Daniel Pouzet, is built from raw materials, including tree branches woven into a nest by local craftspeople. The
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 The interior design is fun and eclectic, with bold patterns and prints. It features a 1950s style bowling alley

Interview: Tim and Kit Kemp

"This project creates a village feel where everybody feels included"

Kit and Tim Kemp open Ham Yard Hotel
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The old PE department has been transformed into Spa Chanterelle

Interview: Bill Bensley

Bill Bensley's latest resort project is on the site of a former university

"In this very competitive world of hospitality design it’s paramount that everything we do is original"

The inspiration behind his new Vietnam resort
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The existing architecture will be preserved where possible

Moving Kiruna

Monica von Schmalensee

"how often do you get to move a whole town?"

White Arkitekter’s Monica von Schmalensee on how culture and leisure are central to plans to move the Swedish town of Kiruna to stop it being swallowed by its mine
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The resort has four restaurants

Interview: A sense of place

Matteo Thun

"To transform a state-protected island into a luxury resort and park meant looking for new solutions while respecting nature and history"

The Isola delle Rose has a rich history and an enviable location. Matteo Thun knew he had to capitalise on both with the design of the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
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Moby designed the interiors with local architects Studio Husto

Interview: Moby, musician and restaurateur

Moby believes public spaces 
should be designed to make 
people feel happy and comfortable

"Comfort is not always photogenic"

Architects must not forget the people who use their buildings
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Six Senses has 15 confirmed new resorts set to open over the next three years in Bhutan, China, Bali, Taiwan, France, Portugal, the Seychelles, Tunisia and St Lucia

Interview: Craig Cogut

Craig Cogut founded Pegasus in 1996 and serves as chair and president

"Urban retreats are hard to find. There’s a segment of guests who’d welcome Six Senses hotels in urban locations"

Three years after Pegasus Capital bought Six Senses, how close is the private equity firm to realising its goals for its first spa and hospitality investment? Pegasus’ founder Craig Cogut tells us what’s been achieved and what comes next
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The Icebar was designed by Wouter Biegelaar, Viktor Tsarski and Maurizio Perron.

Icy reception

As the original Icehotel near Kiruna celebrates its 25th birthday, we take a look at some of this year’s stunning rooms
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