Eco-resort in Tulum features luxury beach huts made of natural materials

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Experience bliss at a luxury Indian spa nestled in a former coffee estate

A former coffee estate with 125 acres of pristine forest has been transformed into a luxury resort and spa that embraces nature at every turn. Located a five-hour drive west of Bangalore in the sparsely populated Indian district of Coorg, The Ibnii luxury resort offers blissful respite to city-weary visitors in need of recharge and relaxation. A highlight at the resort is undoubtedly Manja, a sprawling spa complex designed by PLAYGROUP Studio and Architects AHCPL.

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Foster + Partners turn an office tower into Hong Kongs newest luxury hotel

Foster + Partners transformed a former government headquarters tower into a luxury hotel in Hong Kong that has just opened its doors to the public. Located on the southern edge of Central with sweeping views of The Peak, the 336-room hotel—named The Murray—not only includes a striking interior overhaul, but also features a new street frontage and green space to reconnect the 25-storey tower with the urban fabric. The adaptive reuse project preserved the existing self-shading facade to maximize… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

LifeEditeds newest home brings off-grid luxury to Maui

If you loved LifeEdited’s shape-shifting Manhattan apartment from a few years ago, prepare to be stunned by the design consultancy’s latest project—an off-grid luxury Maui home that produces more energy than it needs. While LifeEdited:Maui is more than double the size of the transforming Manhattan project, the Hawaii home was likewise built to push the envelope in sustainable luxury design. The home, built for LifeEdited founder Graham Hill, boasts the top of the line in eco-friendly and space-saving… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

New images capture Zaha Hadids luxury High Line condos in NYC

Photographers Hufton+Crow have captured new images of 520 West 28th, the Zaha Hadid-designed luxury condos that loom large over New York City’s High Line Park. Completed last year, the LEED-seeking curvaceous building is a stunning sculptural triumph that’s equally impressive indoors with its wealth of high-tech amenities. The building’s expressive steel facade has an undeniably futuristic feel, yet its handcrafted elements pay homage to Chelsea’s industrial past.

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Minimalist living meets luxury in the Sturgis Tiny Home

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Luxury private-island resort in the Maldives aims for minimal site impact

A new paradise destination has surfaced on the waters of the jaw-droppingly beautiful Maldives. Singapore-based WOW Architects recently completed the St. Regis Maldives, a luxury hotel that extends out of a private island. In hopes of minimizing the resort’s impact on the landscape, WOW architects implemented prefabricated timber systems and uses local labor and materials whenever possible.

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Hinckley unveils the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht

Imagine silently slicing through the Long Island Sound on a yacht, wind tousling your hair. That’s possible with Hinckley’s new Dasher yacht, which they say is the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht. There’s little noise from boat motors thanks to the twin 80 horsepower electric motors and waterproof BMW lithium-ion batteries that move the boat quietly through the waves.

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Sheep farm deep in Iceland’s fjords transformed into luxury off-grid retreat

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Enchanting tiny home combines rustic French charm and modern luxury

French rustic charms and modern luxuries come together in this beautiful tiny home on wheels. France’s tiny house company Baluchon has outdone themselves again in their latest build called the Ostara, a tiny home built on a six-meter trailer. Currently located near a horse farm in Toulouse, the light-filled timber abode looks surprisingly spacious despite its small size and sleeps two in a loft bedroom.

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