When the abstracted interior space becomes better than the reality of the beach out front… Wynn A. Bay spent the day at Hilton Pattaya’s Drift Lounge and shares the experience.
A new home exchange community for design and art professionals promises sojourns in eclectic residences the world over. By Stephanie Madison.
While most hotels in Phuket react to their marine setting, the Indigo Pearl emphasises and celebrates its own heritage. Wynn A. Bay learns about the island’s history through the lens of a tin mine re-imagined as resort
Isaac Leung discovers that an unassuming sandstone façade hints at an unexpected cultural gem at Ryokan Gojyuan.
Situated amongst the breathtaking surrounds of Tasmania's coast land, the new Saffire Freycinet hotel offers an unforgettable and magical experience.
A sense of simpler times is effortlessly evoked in Wingham’s un-reconstituted heritage streetscapes. By Melissa Rimac
The Lit Bangkok combines an ethical concept with a consistent aesthetic, radiating a successful design solution. Wynn A. Bay is lured in by the luminescence
30km from the town of Rishikesh, India, the Atali Resort stands alone on the banks of the historic river Ganga. A rough stone façade, caged in steel, borrows from the visual and tactile vocabulary of its historic surrounds, a serene monument in rustic isolation. Text by Philippa Daly
The renovation and conversion of four historic shophouses into a boutique homestay in George Town, Malaysia creates a beautifully updated example of Straits Eclectic architecture
The birthplace of a host of iconic design names, the aesthetic pedigree of the Finnish capital is palpable throughout its built environment. Habitus Deputy Editor Nicky Lobo discovers a unique and stimulating hotel in the city’s heart.
Site of the intriguing Galle House project featured in Habitus 20 (on sale June 26), the southern Sri Lankan 17th century Dutch Fort town of Galle layers culture, history and heritage architecture throughout its beguilingly narrow, cobbled streets, beckoning and mesmerising the visitor. Jennifer Henricus reports
Estranged from the ruckus of tourist-ridden Phuket City, the stunning new Naka Phuket resort seduces guests amidst a sensuously crafted haven hovering between the sea and the mountainside. Adele Chong reports.
With a portfolio of hotels and serviced apartments established in Hong Kong, Ovolo Hotels expands into Australia with the launch of The Ovolo in Little Bourke Street, Melbourne. Alice Blackwood reports