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Witty Charm of a Shanghai Boutique Hotel in a 1930s Warehouse

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In the entrance to this cutting-edge boutique hotel, the original’s rough edges remain; worn stone flooring and old concrete walls.

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The Waterhouse at South Bund by Neri & Hu  in Shanghai, China is a chic renovation of an industrial warehouse from the 1930s.

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The dockyards neighborhood of the historic warehouse district remains outside.

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A brisk new concrete counter keeps a stiff upper lip, and an ironic chandelier poses an amusing contrast in decor.

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But irony aside, peeling paint and stained old concrete is just what the weary traveler has no energy for at the end of a tiring journey.

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Which is why the rooms upstairs come as more of a surprise.

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Suddenly you are offered a big hot bath in a glass box and a long night’s sleep on fresh white sheets – comfort!

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It is almost as if the contrast is intended to maximize the relief.
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Smoky glass is used in several rooms to screen off the shower or bath.

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Upstairs there are only a few reminders of the antiquated original dockyards structure, like this dark brick wall.

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After the historical preservation downstairs, here comfort and peace reign.
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Altogether a refreshing spatial experience for guests who seek the extraordinary.

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Quality Workmanship Distinguishes a Remote Washington Home

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This remote split-level residence in Washington’s Nahahum Canyon is by Balance Associates

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The living room occupies the front double height space.

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The house steps up the hill with the bedrooms on top at the back and the entry in the middle of this side.

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Here, massive concrete blocks and fine woodworking offer a sturdy welcome.

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In such a completely remote setting, the level of quality in the construction is amazing.

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Fine cabinetmaker details like the table construction suggest some furniture was made by the builder.

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The ‘Goldilocks’ kitchen, dining and living room arrangement is just right, neither too big or small.

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Sturdy timber rafters and paneling in the ceiling is continued outside.

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An unpretentious kitchen island is no nonsense practical, eschewing the trendy island sink.

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Bedrooms occupy the back of the house upstairs.

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In front, the ceiling paneling continues to a perfect cosy study nook above the living room.

Everything you need, and nothing more or less.

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The Sublimely Refreshing Los Limoneros in Spain

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Los Limoneros is a oil and minimalist private residence in Marbella, Spain.

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Barcelona-based Gus Wüstemann Architects have created a bold plan with ingenious sun filtering.

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A series of cubes captures attention as an intriguing design – but also functions as a cooling element.

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Almost every window cleverly prevents direct access from Spain’s blazing sun.

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Oblique openings offer the sense of freedom of wide open windows while keeping the interiors – like this open air bathroom – cool and calm.

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The generous bathtub is a cooling relaxation spot entirely open to one of the outdoor courtyards between the cubes.

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Where glass does enclose the interior a screen of concrete bricks first deflects the direct sun.

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The effect is to create a series of cool cavelike interior spaces.

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The back of the house has larger open courtyards pulling in cooler air from the north.

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A moat-like lap pool encircles a grass lawn.

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Starkly minimalist, cool stone throughout also acts to passively chill the heat of the region.

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The result is a refreshing, private and tranquil home.