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This New Bookstore Facade Depicts A Modern Mountain Range

Design firm Wutopia Lab has recently completed the renovation of the Hubei Foreign Language Bookstore in Wuhan, China.

The bookstore, which has been in business for more than 40 years, received a new mountain-inspired facade as part of the overall renovation project.

Layers of perforated aluminum plates in the shape of mountains were designed to create a background for the street trees and symbolize the new life of the Hubei Foreign Language Bookstore. #Architecture #FacadeDesign #BuildingDesign

Layers of perforated aluminum plates in the shape of mountains were designed to create a background for the street trees and symbolize the new life of the Hubei Foreign Language Bookstore.

Layers of perforated aluminum plates in the shape of mountains were designed to create a background for the street trees and symbolize the new life of the Hubei Foreign Language Bookstore. #Architecture #FacadeDesign #BuildingDesign

At night, lighting hidden behind the various layers of the facade highlight the lines of the mountains, and create a light art installation that can be enjoyed from the street.

Layers of perforated aluminum plates in the shape of mountains were designed to create a background for the street trees and symbolize the new life of the Hubei Foreign Language Bookstore. #Architecture #FacadeDesign #BuildingDesign
Design Firm: Wutopia Lab | Chief Architect: YU Ting, MIN Erni | Project Architect: LIN Chen | Project Manager: PU Shengrui | Design Team: LV Jie, WANG Lei, LU Liyuan, ZHU Jianming, FENG Yanyan, GU Yining (Internship) | Design Consultant: TOPOS DESIGN | Structural Design Consultant: ZHANG Zhun, CHEN Xuejian | Lighting Consultant: ZHANG Chenlu, CAI Mingjie | Branding Consultant: MIU Meng, YANG Jiaxin, WU Linghui, ZHOU Mutong | Photography: CreatAR Images

These Hotel Rooms Are Hanging Off The Side Of A Mountain

 

Adventure tourism company Natura Vive, have created the Skylodge Adventure Suites, a group of three hanging transparent suites on the side of a mountain in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, Peru.

 

Skylodge Adventure Suites By Natura Vive

Getting to your room is a bit of a challenge. You have two choices, either climb up the side of the mountain or hike a trail with ziplines.

Skylodge Adventure Suites By Natura Vive

The bedrooms are hand crafted out of aerospace aluminum and weather resistant polycarbonate, with each suite consisting of four beds, a dining area, and a private bathroom.

Skylodge Adventure Suites By Natura Vive

Measuring 24 ft. in length and 8 ft. in height and width, the capsule suites are composed of six windows and four ventilation ducts that ensure a comfortable atmosphere.

Skylodge Adventure Suites By Natura Vive

The bedrooms also have a lighting system, with four interior lamps and a reading light, all powered by solar panels that store energy in batteries.

Skylodge Adventure Suites By Natura Vive

Each suite has a private bathroom separated from the bedroom by an insulated wall. Inside is a dry ecological toilet and sink, where you can still enjoy the gorgeous views through a dome window. The dome also has curtains for privacy from the curious gaze of passing condors (your sky neighbors).

Skylodge Adventure Suites By Natura Vive

A Modern Mountain Home With An Interior Inspired By Scandinavian And Brazilian Design Influences

A Modern Mountain Home With An Interior Inspired By Scandinavian And Brazilian Design Influences

CLB Architects has completed the interiors of a modern home in Park City, Utah, that was designed to welcome friends and family to a comfortable escape surrounded by mountains.

The exterior of the home includes exposed concrete and black siding, while a glass front door gives a glimpse of the interior.

The interior of the home draws inspiration from Scandinavian and Brazilian design influences to create a modern and clean interior.

The living room has large windows and sliding glass doors to take advantage of the views, while a fireplace is a focal point for the living room.

The home has both a kitchen and bar, each of which has wood cabinetry and light-colored countertops.

In the hallway, the wood ceiling and wood floors add warmth to the interior.

The home has a secondary living room that includes a bold blue-gray accent wall.

There’s also a games room with a wood accent wall adorned with a colorful floral art print.

In the primary bedroom, there’s a muted gray wallpaper that covers the entire wall, creating a backdrop for the bed, while minimalist pendant light hangs from the ceiling, and a matte black ladder provides a place to hang blankets.

In another bedroom, a graphic wallpaper wraps around the room, while bunk beds are designed to sleep three people, and each bed has a small niche and wall mounted matte black light.

Photography by Lucy Call | Architect: CLB Architects