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Chad Oppenheim and Arthur Casas create shape-shifting hotel on Rio's Copacabana beach

Architects Chad Oppenheim and Arthur Casas have collaborated to create a dynamic hotel nestled between dilapidated 1950s apartment buildings on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach. The Emiliano Hotel has a distinctive façade of sculptural weatherproof panels which can be opened and closed from the bedroom balconies, resulting in a constantly shifting elevation. “Through these simple yet powerful spatial manipulations, the hotel optimises its beneficial attributes while subverting its negative forces,” explained the architects in a design statement. The property has
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Heritage property in Singapore to be home to Six Senses’ first city hotel

Luxury wellness hotel operator Six Senses will open its first city hotel in Singapore this year as part of a restoration of two buildings in the heart of the city-state’s Chinatown. Six Senses Singapore is split across two buildings within walking distance of each other, Six Senses Duxton and Six Senses Maxwell, and will celebrate local Singapore culture and history while adding a touch of playfulness to the heritage properties, the company said. The buildings feature a mix of Chinese,
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Jestico + Whiles create subterranean speakeasy and restaurant below historic Corn Exchange

After transforming a historic Scottish bank building into a bar, architecture studio Jestico + Whiles have unveiled their latest hospitality conversion project: a steak and gin restaurant built within Manchester’s Victorian-era Corn Exchange. Conceived as a hidden speakeasy serving 60 types of gin, Alston Bar & Beef will see diners must enter via a discrete entrance into a modest lobby, which is decorated by a large hand-painted mural created by street-artist Tank Petrol. “From here, an industrial, raw steel staircase
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Anticipation mounts for Drake's Toronto restaurant and sports bar

Canadian rapper, producer, actor and entrepreneur Drake is turning his attention to the restaurant business. The rapper, singer and songwriter is opening a high-end restaurant and sports bar in his hometown of Toronto, in a development on the corner of Yonge and Wellington Street. Called Pick 6ix and run by Drake’s OVO brand and record label, the restaurant is due to open in the very near future, with an official Instagram account launched in recent days. Acclaimed chef Antonio Park
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Starwood plans St Regis Hong Kong launch for 2019, with interiors by André Fu

Hotel and resort operator Starwood is set to open and operate a hotel under its St Regis luxury brand in the heart of Hong Kong. Scheduled for a 2019 launch, the 129-bedroom hotel will be located in the historic Wan Chai district, a commercial and retail hub close to Victoria Harbor. The interiors of the 25-storey St Regis Hong Kong – which is owned by China Resources Property – will be created by acclaimed Hong Kong designer André Fu. The
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Marriott to open Tadao Ando-designed W hotel in Osaka in 2021

Marriott International has secured a deal to open and manage a 337-room luxury hotel in Japan’s second-largest city, Osaka. Designed by architect Tadao Ando, the 27-floor property will be operated by Marriott’s subsidiary W Hotels Worldwide. Scheduled to open in 2021, the property is owned by real estate giant and house builder Sekisui House and will be the first-ever W-branded hotel in Japan. Facilities will include a large Away Spa and a health club, Fit. According to Anthony Ingham, W
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A circular tapas bar dominates Isono’s main dining room

Joyce Wang

Joyce Wang has built a reputation for her luxury interiors

"A project should make people dream and ponder and intellectually think about the space"

The Hong Kong designer's latest project
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The Gotham Bar and Grill in New York has been running for 30 years

Setting the stage

"Few other places, aside from actual sacred spaces, can achieve the level of impact and power that restaurants can"

We look at the theatre in restaurant design and some enduring projects from the New York scene
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One of Starck’s guestrooms

Interview: Lenny Kravitz & Philippe Starck

Kravitz and Starck worked on the project

"A cheeky interpretation of luxury hospitality"

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Each spring, an open call is issued for ideas for that year’s art suites. The hotel provides instructors and tools for the actual sculpting

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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Into the wild

The legend-inspired cabins popping up across Wales
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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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The team worked eight hour days with 40 per cent oxygen during the four month windows the mountain allowed

Aiming high

"Heat and oxygen levels are adjusted by sensors in response to the number of people inside and their body temperature"

Designing a climbers’ refuge on Mont Blanc was anything but straightforward, but for Groupe H’s Nikolai Bersenev the challenges were what made the project so memorable
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