This Taiwan hotel draws inspiration from "glittering sea foam"

June 28, 2018 by  
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Taiwanese firm  Emerge Architects has created a beautiful hotel in a remote coastal area of Yilan in northeastern Taiwan. Built into a large hill that overlooks the harbor, the Onyx Lit House is a contemporary jet-black tower with clusters of round windows that stream light into the interior. The bold tower, which becomes a glowing beacon at night, was inspired by the seaside landscape. Located in the coastal area of Yilan, the Onyx Lit House holds court over the city’s bustling harbor area. According to the architects, the seaside environment served as an inspiration for the design. “Our first impression of Toucheng Village and Wishi Harbour in Yilan was the smell of salty waves, the sound of splashes on the glossy shingle beach and the sight of distant Guishan Island,” the firm said. “The image of dissolving waves and glittering sea foam became the source to the guesthouse’s design element.” Related: Chrome Hotel’s Swiss Cheese Facade Saves Energy The hotel’s dark facade is punctuated with various round windows. During the day, pockets of natural light  filter in through the openings and brighten the interior. At night, the tower becomes a glowing beacon on the outside, while the interior resembles a starry night sky. The nearly 3,000-square-foot guest home spreads out over three floors. A narrow staircase connects the floors, all of which are decorated with a minimalist  design . The common spaces are painted a stark white to contrast the black exterior. Every floor has an open-air balcony that lets visitors sit and enjoy the fresh sea air. The individual guestrooms are arranged to take advantage of  natural light during the day and the starry-like atmosphere at night. The unique windows also provide stunning views of the sea and mountains in the distance. + Emerge Architects Via Archdaily Photography by Lucas K. Doolan via Emerge Architects

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House in Madesimo’s Contemporary Timber and Zinc Guest Home Blends in With the Italian Alpine Surroundings

August 4, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of House in Madesimo’s Contemporary Timber and Zinc Guest Home Blends in With the Italian Alpine Surroundings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: asymmetric roof , Consalez Rossi Architetti Associati , ES-arch , gray gneiss split stone , guest home , house in madesimo , larch , lopsided roof , Madesimo , precast concrete panels , rheinzink , stone passageway , untreated wood , zinc roof

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Texas Central Railway Plans 200 MPH Bullet Train From Houston to Dallas

August 4, 2014 by  
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Texas Central Railway is developing a blazing fast 200 mph bullet train that will run from Houston to Dallas. Richard Lawless, the company’s CEO, said he was inspired by the time he spent living in Tokyo during the 1980s, where the Shinkansen bullet train travels at 100 mph between Tokyo and Oaska. Read the rest of Texas Central Railway Plans 200 MPH Bullet Train From Houston to Dallas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bullet train , Dallas , Houston , Houston Dallas bullet train , Richard Lawless , Shinkansen bullet train , Texas Central Railway , Tokyo bullet train

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