21 Stunning Coastlines from All over the World
Jul17

21 Stunning Coastlines from All over the World

A coastline or a seashore is the area where land meets the sea or ocean. A precise line that can be called a coastline cannot be determined due to the Coastline paradox. The term “coastal zone” is a region where interaction of the sea and land processes occurs. Both the terms coast and coastal are often used to describe a geographic location or region. A pelagic coast refers to a coast which fronts the open ocean, as...

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21 Most Breathtaking Pools in the World
Jul16

21 Most Breathtaking Pools in the World

1 | St. Regis Lhasa Resort, Lhasa, China 2 | Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy 3 | Laucala Island, Taveuni, Fiji 4 | Grace Santorini, Thera, Greece 5 | Chongwe River House, Eastern Province, Zambia 6 | Delamore Lodge, Waiheke Island, New Zealand 7 | The Library, Suratthani, Thailand 8 | Purobeach Porto Montenegro, Bay of Kotor, Montenegro 9 | Boucan by Hotel Chocolate, Jalousle, St. Lucia 10 | Guitar-Shaped Pool, Location Unknown...

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Top 10 Restaurants with a Stunning View
Jul16

Top 10 Restaurants with a Stunning View

1 |Le Jules Verne, Paris – Located in the Eiffel Tower this restaurant offers a magnificent view over the City of Light. The reservations here go fast, but fortunately you can book 3 months in advance. 2 | Baan Rim Pa, Phuket, Thailand – This open air restaurant on the top of a cliff will present you with a view of paradise! You will certainly want to try out the Royal Thai menu which was once served only in the Thailand’s Grand...

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10 Spectacular Hotels You Must See Once in Your Lifetime
Jul15

10 Spectacular Hotels You Must See Once in Your Lifetime

Though we focus primarily on houses here at Architecture & Design, it is impossible to overlook the steady stream of splendid hotels we come across on a regular basis. We decided to put together a list of ten of our favorites – places to dream about over and over, to get away from it all in the highest of style. Here they are… 1 | Le Moulin Du Roc Hotel in France is simply a living fairytale, adorned in rich greenery...

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H2 Residence by 314 Architecture Studio
Jul13

H2 Residence by 314 Architecture Studio

Greek architectural firm 314 Architecture Studio has designed the H2 project, a three apartment building located in Athens, Greece. H2 Residence by 314 Architecture Studio: “This building is located at the suburbs of Athens in the area next to the golf court in Glyfada, and consists of three one floor apartments of 250m2 each. Each apartment has two small and one master bedroom. Inside the building there is an atrium that provides...

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The Most Beautiful Beach of Greece, Navagio Beach
Jul12

The Most Beautiful Beach of Greece, Navagio Beach

Navagio Beach or the Shipwreck, is an isolated sandy cove on Zakynthos island and one of the most famous and most photographed beaches in Greece. Navagio Beach is often referred to as the Shipwreck Beach or just simply “The Shipwreck” because it is home to the wreck of a ship called Panagiotis that is believed to have been a smugglers ship. The presence of alleged smugglers ship gave Navagio Beach yet another nick name – Smugglers...

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Perivolas Oia Santorini
Jul11

Perivolas Oia Santorini

Perivolas Oia Santorini is a stunning hotel located in Oia, on the island of Santorini, in Greece. With its traditional whitewashed rooms and walls of volcanic rock, the hotel sits perched atop the caldera, with a stunning view over the surrounding Aegean sea. Perivolas Oia Santorini: “Perivolas is the ultimate in laidback luxury. Poised on the cliff high above the Aegean, this intimate escape is designed as a place where you can let...

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Grace Santorini Hotel by Divercity and mplusm Architects
Jul11

Grace Santorini Hotel by Divercity and mplusm Architects

Grace Santorini is an exclusive 20-room hotel and a member of the award winning Grace Hotels Group. Designed by Athens-based studio Divercity Architects in collaboration with mplusm. The hotel is included in Tatler’s 2011 list of the 101 Best Hotels in the World. Located in the beautiful setting of Imerovigli in the northwest of the island, high above the Caldera, the Grace Santorini is the perfect vantage point from which to view the...

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