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Two-Michelin star chef Matthew Lightner’s new restaurant, ōkta, in McMinnville, Oregon, captures the essence of the Willamette Valley, the heart of Oregon’s wine country. Set within the McMinnville Downtown Historic District, the restaurant’s design is comfortably luxurious—subdued and understated. Here, food and environment combine to create a tra...
Project name
Ōkta
Architecture firm
Hacker Architects
Location
McMinnville, Oregon, USA
Photography
George Barberis, Evan Sung
Along the enchanting shores of Hormoz Island, the landscape is adorned with charming clay and mud material domes, varying in size and imbued with a vibrant spectrum of colors. These unique structures stand as a testament to eco-friendly craftsmanship and embrace the principles of villagecore living.
Project name
Coastal Colorful Dream Domes
Architecture firm
Mahdiye Amiri
Location
Hormoz, Iran
Tools used
Midjourney AI, Adobe Photoshop
Welcome to a culinary haven nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Astaneh Ashrafiyeh, Iran. This modern three-story restaurant, inspired by the timeless allure of traditional Gilan architecture, stands proudly on a hill overlooking the serene Sefid-rud river.
Project name
Restaurant on the river bank
Architecture firm
Method Office
Location
Astaneh Ashrafiyeh, Gilan Province, Iran
Tools used
Revit , Midjourney AI , Adobe Photoshop
Situated in Fengxi New City, Shanxi Province, China, the Mu Feng Yue Hot Spring Hotel emerges as a serene retreat, nestled in the natural wilderness yet mere moments from the urban bustle.This hotel represents a seamless fusion of city life and nature, providing guests with a peaceful and refined sanctuary.
Project name
Mu Feng Yue Hot Spring Hotel
Architecture firm
STUDIO A+
Location
Fengxi New City, Shanxi Province, China
Photography
Archi-translator
To celebrate International Women’s Day, The Aficionados – a travel resource for those seeking fabulous recommendations and accommodation that effortlessly fuses luxury, design and authenticity – presents three delightful hotels: Monsieur Didot in Athens, Greece; Haus Aerli in Ehrwald, Austria; and Villa Verde in Lagundo, Italy.
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The Aficionados
Photography
Franziska Unterholzner, Tiberio Sorvillo
Delnia Yousefi: Immersed in the captivating embrace of the Maldives, AquaShell Retreat emerges as a visionary haven where parametric design meets the timeless beauty of sea shells. This exclusive tourist residence transcends traditional architecture, unveiling a symphony of form and function inspired by the delicate elegance of oceanic treasures.
Project name
AquaShell
Architecture firm
Delora design
Location
Maldives
Tools used
Midjourney AI, Adobe Photoshop