Shortlist unveiled for AHEAD Europe 2019 hospitality awards

AHEAD awards Europe shortlist 2019

Dezeen promotion: a nine-suite boutique hotel housed within a 158-year-old aristocratic palazzo and a disused wine factory-turned-luxury resort are some of the projects to be shortlisted in the 2019 AHEAD Europe awards.

This year’s edition of the AHEAD Europe awards celebrates outstanding hospitality projects completed in the region between June 2018 and May 2019.

All projects have been organised into 15 categories, which recognise everything from event spaces and hotel conversions to lodges, cabins and tented camps. Continue reading

Studio Jackson Scott minimises waste in construction of OCM House in Sydney

Exterior of OCM House by Studio Jackson Scott

The size of a standard fibre-cement panel defined the proportions of this simple house in Sydney, designed by Studio Jackson Scott.

Locally based architect Scott Jackson designed the single-storey OCM House to minimise waste.

The building has a simple, rectilinear floor plan, with both the length and width designed to suit the dimensions of the cladding material. But it also boasts striking features including a geometric patterned facade and a large sheltered veranda.

Exterior of OCM House by Studio Jackson Scott

“In a country where building costs are among the highest in the world, efficiency of construction can substantially reduce the cost of a build,” Jackson told Dezeen. Continue reading

Wandering the fiery mountains of sand dunes in the Namib Desert

Wandering the fiery mountains of sand dunes in the Namib Desert Wandering the fiery mountains of sand dunes in the Namib Desert

AoiroStudioAug 22, 2019

We are thrilled to share the work of award-winning photographer Tom Hegen and his series about the ‘Sand Dune’ of the Namib desert, Africa. These photographs are stunning, fiery, and breathtaking. I would like to point out that these pictures are NOT taken from a drone, Tom mentioned and I quote: ‘Photos were taken from a helicopter in Namibia.’ which makes the series even more compelling. Tom is a true master at his craft, some of the photographs look totally unreal similar to CGI. I am completely awed and floored, taking photographs is a hobby that I truly adore making more and more, this series is definitely an inspiration worth to watch. Continue reading

JKMM Architects to heat up Burning Man revellers with Finnish sauna

Steam of Life Pavilion for Burning Man 2019 by JKMM Architects and Sauna on Fire

Helsinki firm JKMM Architects is building a sauna in the depths of the Nevada desert so that visitors of this year’s Burning Man can cleanse and relax.

JKMM Architects teamed up with Finish creative collaborative Sauna on Fire to create the Steam of Life Pavilion for the festival, which kicks off in the Nevada desert this weekend.

While a hot sauna may be an unusual choice for such a warm climate, the duo intend the pavilion to offer revellers a place of respite that draws on the detoxing and rituals of the typical Finish sauna. Continue reading