The architecture of this house is enhanced by the landscape, which was designed by Robin Shafer of Shafer Design to capture the look of a Balinese resort. A pergola, typical of Balinese architecture, appears to float in the middle of the pool and is completely surrounded by water, enhancing the water garden theme. There is an infinity edge around multiple sides of the pool, which also features a wader pool for the owners grandchildren.
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The world of hotel design is changing, with a move away from bland repetition of a chain’s design template to giving guests a unique experience that reflects the location they’re visiting. In this issue of Commercial Design Trends, we look at how that’s been implemented in three quite different hotels – the TWA Hotel in the iconic 1960s TWA terminal at JFK Airport, the Sudima Christchurch City and Montreal’s new Hotel Monville.