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Round Rooms With Large Picture Windows Create Remarkable Seating Spaces Inside This Modern Home

Round Rooms With Large Picture Windows Create Remarkable Seating Spaces Inside This Modern Home

Photography by Jesper Ray and Lene K

Architect Jan Henrik Jansen has designed and built single-handedly a modern home in the bucolic Danish island of Møn.

Created as a peaceful family retreat, the home has a design composed of nine interlinked cylindrical volumes that have been constructed with timber frames and clad with narrow spruce branches, a waste product of the forestry industry.

A modern house with a curved cylindrical design, and a wood exterior made from narrow spruce branches.
Photography by Jesper Ray

Inside, each space is located within one of the cylinders, like the living room, which includes a large curved window seat, which also has a fireplace at one end.

A curved modern living room with a large window seat that also has a fireplace at one end.
Photography by Jesper Ray
A modern and expansive curved window seat.
Photography by Lene K

Another circular space is home to the dining room and kitchen. The white walls complement the painted board and batten wall cladding, which are included to provide a calm backdrop for the constantly changing textures and colors of the agricultural landscape seen through the windows.

In this modern dining room, the white walls complement the painted board and batten wall cladding, which are included to provide a calm backdrop for the constantly changing textures and colors of the agricultural landscape seen through the window.
Photography by Jesper Ray
In this modern dining room, the white walls complement the painted board and batten wall cladding, which are included to provide a calm backdrop for the constantly changing textures and colors of the agricultural landscape seen through the window.
Photography by Jesper Ray

Throughout the home, like in the kitchen, are river pebble floors, while the kitchen island adds a luxurious metallic accent.

This modern kitchen has river pebble floors, while the kitchen island adds a luxurious metallic accent.
Photography by Lene K

The home also has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

A modern home with river pebble floors throughout.
Photography by Jesper Ray

In one of the bedrooms, a desk is positioned behind the headboard, while at the end of the is a picture window for unobstructed views.

In this curved bedroom, a desk is positioned behind the headboard, while at the end of the is a picture window for unobstructed views.
Photography by Jesper Ray and Lene K
In this curved bedroom, a desk is positioned behind the headboard, while at the end of the is a picture window for unobstructed views.
Photography by Lene K

Here’s the various diagrams of the home including the floor plan, section, site plan, and elevations.

A modern house with a wood exterior and curved rooms.
A modern house with a wood exterior and curved rooms.
A modern house with a wood exterior and curved rooms.
A modern house with a wood exterior and curved rooms.

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

The Letters On The BOTEL Roof Are Actually Hotel Rooms

Photography by MMX architecten

 

MMX architecten, together with Jord den Hollander and other interior designers, have completed the “Letters,” a group of additional hotel rooms, that have been placed on the roof of the BOTEL, which is a floating hotel in Amsterdam.

 

BOTEL Letters by MMX architecten

Photography by Marcel van der Burg

MMX architecten’s description

“How can you improve the look of the hotelboat, in order to make it fit in with the dynamics and creativity of the NDSM wharf, in the north of Amsterdam?”

BOTEL Letters by MMX architecten

Photography by Marcel van der Burg

This was the question that Botel-owner Sandra Chedi put to MMX-architecten (Arjan van Ruyven & Michiel van Pelt). Together with filmmaker and architect Jord den Hollander they developed a bold plan. Five 6.5 -meter-high hotel rooms in the shape of huge toy letters make up the silhouette B O T E L on top of the ship.

BOTEL Letters by MMX architecten

Photography by Marcel van der Burg

The white hotel boat has been given a cheerful crown, referring to the chimneys of the ocean liners that used to come off the now derelict NDSM slipways.

BOTEL Letters by MMX architecten

Photography by Janiek Dam

For the interiors of the letters MMX came up with the idea to challenge several designers. Richard Hutten designed a half-pipe in the B, Ronald Hoofd (&Prast&Hooft) was inspired by the book L’ Histoire d’O for O and architect Moriko Kira turned the L into an oasis of calm. Designer Jord den Hollander made the smallest cinema of the Netherlands in the E, and MMX-architecten saw in the top room of the T the captain’s quarters of Botel.

BOTEL Letters by MMX architecten

Photography by Janiek Dam

BOTEL Letters by MMX architecten

Photography by Janiek Dam

BOTEL Letters by MMX architecten

BOTEL Letters by MMX architecten

Photography by Marcel van der Burg

BOTEL Letters by MMX architecten

Photography by Marcel van der Burg

BOTEL Letters by MMX architecten

BOTEL Letters by MMX architecten

Photography by Marcel van der Burg

BOTEL Letters by MMX architecten

Photography by Marcel van der Burg

BOTEL Letters by MMX architecten

A Large Green Roof Allows The Rooms Of This Hotel To Blend Into The Landscape

A Large Green Roof Allows The Rooms Of This Hotel To Blend Into The Landscape

Architecture firm Green Advisers AS has designed the expansion of the Øyna Cultural Landscape Hotel in Norway, which features an impressive green roof to make it fit with the surrounding landscaping.

The Øyna Cultural Landscape Hotel in Norway blends into the hillside.
Photo © Green Advisers AS

The expansion of the facility with 20 hotel rooms was the result of a steadily increasing demand for overnight accommodation in connection with the conferences and family celebrations held here.

Hotel rooms with green roofs that allow them to blend into the hill.
Photo © Green Advisers AS

The way the hotel has been designed, allows the rooms to blend into the hillside, while the main social areas of the hotel all have green roofs.

The Øyna Cultural Landscape Hotel in Norway blends into the hillside.
Photo © Green Advisers AS
The Øyna Cultural Landscape Hotel in Norway blends into the hillside.
Photo © Green Advisers AS
The Øyna Cultural Landscape Hotel in Norway blends into the hillside.

The hotel rooms located in the ground are made of concrete, while the cantilevered hotel rooms are made of wood.

Hotel rooms with green roofs that allow them to blend into the hill.
Photo © Green Advisers AS

The hotel rooms are accessed via a corridor that is completely underground and adapts to the shape of the hill. The interior of the hotel rooms are alternated in light and dark wooden panels.

A concrete entryway with a floating wood bench.
Photo © Interiorfoto AS by Havard Nyeggen Loberg
A dark room interior with dark wood walls, curtains, and furniture.
Photo © Interiorfoto AS by Havard Nyeggen Loberg

The dark wood used in this room is contrasted by a custom framed bench, while a wall of windows includes doors that lead out to the balcony.

A hotel room interior with dark wood walls, curtains, and furniture, and built-in bench seating.
Photo © Interiorfoto AS by Havard Nyeggen Loberg

The lighter hotel rooms also have the same built-in bench and wall of windows.

A modern hotel room with light wood walls and a built-in bench.
Photo © Interiorfoto AS by Havard Nyeggen Loberg

The covered balconies provide a small outdoor space with water views.

A hotel room with a covered balcony.
Photo © Interiorfoto AS by Havard Nyeggen Loberg

In the bathrooms, large-format black tiles and lighting have been used to create a dramatic appearance.

In this dark bathroom, large format black tiles and lighting have been used to create a dramatic appearance.
Photo © Interiorfoto AS by Havard Nyeggen Loberg | Architecture Firm: Green Advisers AS – Lead Architect: Joakim Dørum | Light design: Stokkan Lys AS | Interior Architect: Hedda Skorem, Interiorarkitekt MNIL, Studio Strek Interiorarkitektur

These Hotel Rooms In Istanbul Have A Small Bridge To A Private Cabana

These Hotel Rooms In Istanbul Have A Small Bridge To A Private Cabana

 

We love it when we see unique design, and the W Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, designed by GEOMIM, is no exception. Instead of focusing on the entire hotel, we want to draw your attention to the individual cabanas attached to their ‘Marvelous Cabana’ Rooms.

These special hotel rooms, located on the second floor, each have a private cabana that’s connected by a small bridge, overlooking the floor below. The wooden cabanas have been furnished with comfy seating and pillows, as well as light curtains for added privacy, making it the perfect place to relax after a long day of sightseeing.

 

The W Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, has private wooden cabanas attached to some of their rooms.


At night, you can continue to relax, as each of the cabanas are softly lit up like a lantern.


The W Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, has private wooden cabanas attached to some of their rooms.


Dark Rooms Were Transformed Into Bright Living Spaces Inside This Remodeled Apartment

Dark Rooms Were Transformed Into Bright Living Spaces Inside This Remodeled Apartment

New York based architecture and interior design firm Studio F?r, have completed the contemporary remodel of an apartment that overlooks Central Park.

Stepping into the apartment, the entryway was dark, however, the new design includes light walls that continue into the living room, where a custom wood shelving unit runs along the wall and transitions into a bookshelf with LED lighting.

A 'before' photo of a dark entryway before being remodeled into a modern and bright space.
A modern living room with custom shelving and a grey stone fireplace surround.
A custom wood shelving unit runs along the wall and transitions into a bookshelf with LED lighting.
Wood shelves with a red backing and LED lighting.

The original living room had a dark grey wall with black floating shelves and a large metallic accent above the fireplace.

A 'before' photo of a living room with dark gray walls, a black fireplace, and metallic accent.

The new living room includes a gas fireplace by Spark with a light gray stone surround by SMC Stone. White walls keep the room bright, while the furnishings have a slight mid-century modern touch.

A modern living room that includes a gas fireplace by Spark with a light gray stone surround by SMC Stone.
A modern living room with mid-century inspired furniture.

Outside, there’s a balcony that overlooks Central Park and has views of the city skyline in the distance.

An apartment balcony with views of Central Park.

Back inside, and the original dining room kept with the darker, gray, and black theme that’s apparent throughout the interior. The newly updated dining room, which is open to the kitchen, has a circular light that hangs above a glass dining table.

A dining room remodel transformed a dark space into a bright and open dining area.

In the kitchen, dark wood cabinets with a black backsplash were replaced with custom gray kitchen cabinets, dark gray Paperstone countertops and backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and Plumen lighting.

A black kitchen before a modern remodel.
A modern kitchen with gray cabinets, LED undermount lighting, and Paperstone countertops and backsplash.
A modern kitchen with gray cabinets, LED undermount lighting, and Paperstone countertops and backsplash.
A modern kitchen with gray cabinets, LED undermount lighting, and Paperstone countertops and backsplash.

Back in the living room, we see there’s a staircase that leads down to the other level of the apartment. The original walls were burnt orange, while the stairs are made from metal. The updated stairs are much brighter, with wood treads and small lights built into the white walls.

A metal staircase before it was remodeled.
A metal staircase before it was remodeled.
Contemporary stairs with wood treads and small lights built into the white walls.
A staircase with wood treads opens up to a hallway with artwork.

At the bottom of the stairs, there’s a bright hallway filled with artwork.

A modern and bright hallway filled with art.

One of the original bedrooms had a wood-like material on the walls and ceiling, while the new bedroom has been updated with bright walls and minimal furniture.

A wood-lined bedroom before a remodel.
A bright and contemporary bedroom with minimal furniture.
A bright and contemporary bedroom with minimal furniture.

Here’s a look at one of the bathrooms before photos. There’s gray tile on the walls and floor, a white pedestal sink, and a shower/bath combo with white subway tiles. The newly updated bathroom has bright white walls, a simple wood vanity with a white sink, and a shower/bath combo with square turquoise tiles on the walls.

A bathroom before it's been remodeled.
A modern bathroom with bright white walls, a simple wood vanity with white sink, and a shower/bath combo with square turquoise tiles on the walls.

The other bathrooms have also been updated. Some of the key features are a deep soaking bathtub, shelving niches, marbled tiles, wood accents, and large mirrors.

A modern bathroom with white soaking tub, gray marble subway tiles, and shower and a shelving niche lined with square turquoise tiles.
A modern bathroom with white soaking tub, gray marble subway tiles, and a shelving niche lined with square turquoise tiles.
A modern bathroom with a wood vanity and radiator cover, and marbled tiles.
A simple bathroom with a gray and white vanity.

The apartment also has a home office, which was originally filled with black shelves, black curtains, a tv stand and desk, and dark floors. It’s now been transformed into a bright space with a simple desk and a sofa.

A 'before' photo of a home office/den.
A modern and simple home office with a sofa that can be used as a guest room.
After photography by Garrett Rowland | Architecture and Interior Design: Studio F?r | Contractor: Dean & Silva LLC

The rooms at this hotel are inside Airstream trailers on the roof of the building

The rooms at this hotel are inside Airstream trailers on the roof of the building

 

Created out of a need to fill the space at an urban rooftop car park, James Fry came up with Notel, a unique boutique hotel made of six vintage Airstreams in an up and coming part of Melbourne, Australia.

 

You can stay in an Airstream at this rooftop boutique hotel in Melbourne, Australia.


Each Airstream was gutted and redesigned by Edwards Moore Architects, FMSA Architecture and artist Ash Keating.

Keating was also responsible for the painted wall behind the trailers. He used pressurized fire extinguishers full of paint to create the massive installation in colors that compliment those used throughout the interiors of the air streams.


Ash Keating painted a huge wall as part of a boutique rooftop hotel in Melbourne, Australia.


In an effort to encourage guests to spend time in the city rather than in their rooms, the hotel isn’t staffed, has no dining facilities, gym, or hotel reception.


You can stay in an Airstream at this rooftop boutique hotel in Melbourne, Australia.


How do you get into your trailer if there’s no check-in staff? Thanks to the wonders of modern technology your smartphone unlocks the trailer upon your arrival, so only you can get in during your stay.


You can stay in an Airstream at this rooftop boutique hotel in Melbourne, Australia.


Inside, there’s a fully stocked iPad complete with Netflix and a virtual city guide so you can plan your adventures and make reservations if necessary. You’ll also find a queen sized bed, an ensuite bathroom with a full size (pink) shower, and mini bar stocked with local craft beers, snacks, and water.


You can stay in an Airstream at this rooftop boutique hotel in Melbourne, Australia.


9 Designers Created 9 Unique Rooms At This Hotel In Amsterdam

9 Designers Created 9 Rooms At This Hotel In Amsterdam

 

Once a newspaper headquarters, the Volkshotel is now a 172 room hotel in Amsterdam that has rooms ranging from small and cozy to large and inviting. While the majority of the rooms are standard and conventional, nine of the rooms have been designed by architects and interior designers that each feature unique details and themes. Here’s a closer look at all nine rooms…


 

1. You Are Here

This room concept was created by Swaantje Nijkamp, Linde Ex and Ella Gil and designed by Elwin van Heyningen. The futuristic room lights up in a number of different ways ranging from a simple illuminated bed to a full on neon party. The room also features an interactive map on the wall that allows you to select a point on it and have footage from that place be projected onto your walls.

9 Designers Created 9 Rooms At This Hotel In Amsterdam

Photography by Mark Groeneveld and Volkshotel

2. Cabin in the Woods

As its name suggests, this room, designed by Gabor Disberg, was created for those who love nature. The bed sits in a treehouse or cabin-like structure, there’s a hammock with cozy blankets perfect for hanging out in, and plants in the shower create the feeling of actually being in nature without the risk of bugs or bad weather.

9 Designers Created 9 Rooms At This Hotel In Amsterdam

Photography by Mark Groeneveld and Volkshotel

3. Bathing Bikou

A Japanese tub sits in the middle of this room, designed by Hanna Maring, and is separated from the living and sleeping spaces only by a sliding pink screen. The open and minimal room encourages guests to relax and unwind in the spa-like space after long days out exploring the city.

9 Designers Created 9 Rooms At This Hotel In Amsterdam

Photography by Mark Groeneveld and Volkshotel

4. Edmund

Designed by Jos Blom and Jasper Eustace, this room was created for those who love adventure. Plants are scattered throughout the room and the bathtub is found at the top of a narrow staircase designed to mimic the climb up a mountain. Even the shower contributes to the adventurous feel of the room as it recreates the feeling of standing under a waterfall.

9 Designers Created 9 Rooms At This Hotel In Amsterdam

Photography by Mark Groeneveld and Volkshotel

5. Johnny Jukebox

This room was designed with music lovers in mind. Remco Gonggrijp used geometic shapes, included surround sound, as well as a collection of vinyl, CDs, and cassettes to allow guests to feel like DJs as they lay in bed, lounge in the bath, or dance around the room.

9 Designers Created 9 Rooms At This Hotel In Amsterdam

Photography by Mark Groeneveld and Volkshotel

6. White Bike Room

In an attempt to include one of the most quintessentially Dutch elements, Thijs van Oostveen created a room that incorporates bike elements into every detail. The walls are covered in white bicycles, the bed is in a bakfiets (Dutch bike cart), and the room comes with two white bikes that you can use during your stay to explore the city.

9 Designers Created 9 Rooms At This Hotel In Amsterdam

Photography by Mark Groeneveld and Volkshotel

7. Danny’s Room

Named after the deer that occupies the room, this eccentric room, designed by Eva van Halewijn, includes vintage Dutch elements and fun colors to create a space that’s both whimsical and welcoming – the bed is in fruit crate to help you wake up feeling “fresh and fruity.”

9 Designers Created 9 Rooms At This Hotel In Amsterdam

Photography by Mark Groeneveld and Volkshotel

8. Cinema Boudoir

This room, designed by Maja Markovic, uses black, white, and red to create an intimate and cinematic atmosphere inspired by the Electric Cinema in London. You can connect your laptop to a device in the room and have your favorite movies projected onto the wall and watch them from anywhere in the room, including from the bathtub behind the king size bed.

9 Designers Created 9 Rooms At This Hotel In Amsterdam

Photography by Mark Groeneveld and Volkshotel

9. Soixante Neuf

Full of temptation, this room designed by Rosa Lisa Winkel, features a suspended bed, a bath on a podium, dual showers, and moody lighting that all contribute to the room’s mysterious and romantic atmosphere.

9 Designers Created 9 Rooms At This Hotel In Amsterdam

Photography by Mark Groeneveld and Volkshotel