1933 Shanghai Slaughterhouse - photos by Evan Chakroff
Located in the historic Hongkou District, 1933 Shanghai (上海1933老场坊) was built amidst the vibrant urban landscape of pre-communist Shanghai. Designed originally by British architects, and built in 1933 by Chinese developers, the building was originally intended for use as a slaughterhouse but served a number of purposes over the years from medicine factory, cold storage facility, to its current incarnation as a ‘commercial hub for creative industries’. And this is the last one left such built out of 3, one in London and one in US, but they are demolished by now.
The juvet landscape hotel by Jensen & Skodvin.
Located in Norway, The Juvet Landscape Hotel is based on the idea that a structure should blend into its surrounding environment, offering amenities that are oriented outwards towards the surrounding nature. The minimal design features floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows installed in all the rooms and even the hotel’s spa, giving guests a splendid, uninterrupted view of the forested landscape outside. Inside, the rooms are sparsely but stylishly furnished as to keep the focus on what’s available to see and do outdoors.