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Art & Coffee Come Together, Shanghai

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A Glistening Jewel in Chiang Mai

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MUJI opens in Ginza, Japan

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Designed by Jun Murata of JAM architects, Café La Loop 86 is a cafe and gallery housed in Shanghai’s Shipyard 1862, an old shipyard on the Huangpu river that Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has transformed into a mixed-use space housing a theatre, commercial spaces, atriums and multi-purpose halls. The gallery is at the centre of …

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Along the Ping river in Chiang Mai, a glistening jewel of a hotel has recently opened, offering a new spin on local design techniques. The Little Shelter hotel was designed by Bangkok-based architecture, interior and landscape design firm Department of Architecture, whose design of the fourteen-room hotel is a homage to the traditional housing typified …

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‘Natural’, ‘calm’ and ‘comfortable’ are all words Japanese designer Keiichi Ito tries out before landing on one that perfectly sums up the essence of his latest venture: ‘Kinobi ­­– which means functional beauty.’ MUJI HOTEL GINZA – the third globally after Shenzhen and Beijing opened last year – is a major new venture by the …

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The bijou resort Villa Mahabhirom (meaning ‘villa of great pleasure’) in the foothills of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park just outside of Chiang Mai is home to seventeen individually restored antique teak villas, making for a truly unique stay in the countryside

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Greg Ling and his team have transformed this 250-square-metre, four-bedroom apartment into an uncommonly spacious bachelor pad, with panoramic views of Victoria harbour and the mountains beyond one of the apartment’s key features. Ling employed dramatic details throughout, like the curved and sculptural ceiling detail and a curved marble boarder running along the perimeter of …

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Surrounded by a sea of summer-green bamboo, a wooden gate with a blue noren curtain opens onto a tranquil pathway lined with lanterns, pebbles, plants and, at the far end, a rock handbasin with trickling water. This sounds like the entrance of countless traditional ryokan inns across Japan, the serene pathway typically providing guests with …

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Condition Lab, an architectural research team led by Professor Peter W. Ferretto at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s (CUHK) School of Architecture and the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at Guangzhou University (GU) recently opened the Gaobu Book House, a collaborative project two years in the making. Over this period, the universities’ research …

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One day in Battambang, is most definitely not enough time, but that’s all many visitors with the Angkor temples on their mind schedule for this riverside city. Do our one day in Battambang suggestion, visiting the markets, pagodas and villages, and you might find yourself wanting to extend your stay. Here’s how we think you should spend …

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In western Surabaya, a part of the tropical coastal city populated by gentle rolling hills, Indonesian architect Paulus Setyabudi designed this harmonious family home to invite elements of nature inside the living spaces while masterfully using local materials and design elements to counteract the heat.  ‘Each space based on the family members’ daily habits at …

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This private ceramics tour of Japan features an ideal combination of major cultural sites, interesting smaller towns, and important ceramics destinations. Visit studios and kilns, learn about different types of Japanese ceramics, meet local artists and browse upscale shops. The tour includes private cultural touring with your own guide and driver, accommodation in luxury hotels …

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