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Portugal’s eco-friendly forest resort

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Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Diogo Aguiar, Eco-resort of Parque de Pedras Salgadas, Portugal
 

Luis Rebelo de Andrade and Diogo Aguiar create low key architectural gem in spa town of Pedras Salgadas

It’s easy to feel cynical when the terms ‘eco’ and ‘resort’ are paired up. Is there a rural tourist attraction which doesn’t claim to be such a thing, these days? But sometimes, it’s worth putting one’s cynicism aside to bask in some low-key architectural jewels.
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150M Weekend House

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Overlooking the rich natural environment, the world’s longest house tops a hill in the Khao yai forest complex, Thailand. Through the water fall as a entrance gate, the road leads you to the main house extending east and west on the left, and on the opposite side, a glass house in the forest as a guest house. The main house is simply composed of a white cube and 2 horizontal plates of 11m wide by 150m long.
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Liquidnight™ by Carlos Benaim

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Rich raw materials transformed into a smooth and defined scent, Liquidnight created by perfumer Carlos Benaim explores the hidden depth of the night in New York City.

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Top notes: bergamot, lime, safran
Mid notes: sage, lavender, Hinoki wood
Dry downs: incense, vanilla, musk
Style: mystique, chic

Floating Architecture

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Japanese Surrealist Terunobu Fujimori Reveals His Otherworldly Vision

A one-legged teahouse suspended amid cherry trees in the Japanese mountains showcases the vivid imagination and designs of architect Terunobu Fujimori. Conceiving his first creation at the age of 42, Fujimori is considered one of the world’s first surrealists in his field. Working solely with natural materials such as earth, wood and stone, the modern eccentric has dedicated his career to pioneering contemporary design with buildings “that float in the air” and roofs covered with living leek plants.
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