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The New Apple Store In Thailand Looks Like A Vortex Of Wood

The New Apple Store In Thailand Looks Like A Vortex Of Wood

Tech giant Apple has unveiled ‘Apple Central World’, their newest location in Bangkok, Thailand.

Designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, the store has a cylindrical glass facade which is housed under a cantilevered Tree Canopy roof.

Apple Central World in Bangkok has a curved glass facade and a large wood canopy roof.

An eye-catching sculptural timber core is made from 1,800 pieces of oak that can be seen from any direction, whether you’re inside or out. A spiral staircase wraps around the core and connects the two levels of the store.

Apple Central World includes an eye-catching cylindrical glass facade with views of a large sculptural wood core.

The store features include a boardroom and freestanding displays, as well as a forum, that enables Apple to showcase Bangkok’s greatest artists, musicians, and creatives.

Apple Central World in Bangkok has a curved glass facade with a wood ceiling.
Photography courtesy of Apple | Architecture: Foster + Partners | General contractor: Legend Interiors | Steel construction and facade: Seele Group | Timber construction & parameterisation: Blumer-Lehmann AG

There’s A Sauna Inside This Grassy Hill Overlooking An Apple Orchard

Tucked into a rolling hill and sitting on the edge of an apple orchard overlooking the mountains, you

Photography by Alex Filz

 

Tucked into a small hill sitting on the edge of an apple orchard, you’ll find the Applesauna and Wellness Centre, the latest addition to the Apfel (Apple) Hotel, designed by noa*.

Located in Saltusio, Italy, the sauna and relaxation room offer guests incredible views of the mountains and orchards while they sit in blissful relaxation.

From the outside, the Finnish sauna appears to be just another grass-covered hill. But upon further inspection you’ll notice a wooden door surrounded by a concrete frame.

 

Tucked into a rolling hill and sitting on the edge of an apple orchard overlooking the mountains, you'll find the the Applesauna and Wellness Centre, the latest addition to the Apfel (Apple) Hotel in Saltusio, Italy.

Photography by Alex Filz

Once inside the wellness centre, stairs carry you up to the Applesauna where you’ll enjoy the views of the orchard and mountains while letting hot steam loosen and relax you.


Tucked into a rolling hill and sitting on the edge of an apple orchard overlooking the mountains, you'll find the the Applesauna and Wellness Centre, the latest addition to the Apfel (Apple) Hotel in Saltusio, Italy.

Photography by Alex Filz

Curved wooden seating has been tiered to take advantage of the view and allow you to get the most out of your sauna by providing dual temperature levels.


Tucked into a rolling hill and sitting on the edge of an apple orchard overlooking the mountains, you'll find the the Applesauna and Wellness Centre, the latest addition to the Apfel (Apple) Hotel in Saltusio, Italy.

Photography by Alex Filz

Contemporary lighting features in this sauna in Italy.

Photography by Alex Filz

Tucked into a rolling hill and sitting on the edge of an apple orchard overlooking the mountains, you'll find the the Applesauna and Wellness Centre, the latest addition to the Apfel (Apple) Hotel in Saltusio, Italy.

Photography by Alex Filz

When you’ve had enough of the steam and the views, the relaxation room welcomes you and extends your repose just a little longer.

When you cozy up into one of the eight beds in the room, your bliss carries on as you enjoy a light fruit snack, a good book, or just some peace and quiet until you feel ready to go back to reality.


Tucked into a rolling hill and sitting on the edge of an apple orchard overlooking the mountains, you'll find the the Applesauna and Wellness Centre, the latest addition to the Apfel (Apple) Hotel in Saltusio, Italy.
Photography by Alex Filz