THREE ARCHITECTURAL GETAWAYS

July 28, 2015 / OLD news posts
  • Image 1 of 6 Astley Castle: This fortified manor house dates back to the Saxon era, and has since been restored by Witherford Watson Mann Architects. The firm has added glass walls and modern brickwork to the existing ruin – the project won the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2013. £897 for four nights, sleeps eight (landmarktrust.org)

    Image 1 of 6 Astley Castle: This fortified manor house dates back to the Saxon era, and has since been restored by Witherford Watson Mann Architects. The firm has added glass walls and modern brickwork to the existing ruin – the project won the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2013. £897 for four nights, sleeps eight (landmarktrust.org)

  • Image 2 of 6 Astley Castle: This fortified manor house dates back to the Saxon era, and has since been restored by Witherford Watson Mann Architects. The firm has added glass walls and modern brickwork to the existing ruin – the project won the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2013. £897 for four nights, sleeps eight (landmarktrust.org)

    Image 2 of 6 Astley Castle: This fortified manor house dates back to the Saxon era, and has since been restored by Witherford Watson Mann Architects. The firm has added glass walls and modern brickwork to the existing ruin – the project won the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2013. £897 for four nights, sleeps eight (landmarktrust.org)

  • Image 3 of 6 Juvet Landscape Hotel: Nestled in the wilds of rural Norway is a strikingly contemporary hotel that offers true escapism. Designed by Jensen & Skodvin, it consists of seven timber-clad cubes on stilts, each one with glass walls that offer amazing views. From £125 per person per night (juvet.com)

    Image 3 of 6 Juvet Landscape Hotel: Nestled in the wilds of rural Norway is a strikingly contemporary hotel that offers true escapism. Designed by Jensen & Skodvin, it consists of seven timber-clad cubes on stilts, each one with glass walls that offer amazing views. From £125 per person per night (juvet.com)

  • Image 4 of 6 Juvet Landscape Hotel: Nestled in the wilds of rural Norway is a strikingly contemporary hotel that offers true escapism. Designed by Jensen & Skodvin, it consists of seven timber-clad cubes on stilts, each one with glass walls that offer amazing views. From £125 per person per night (juvet.com)

    Image 4 of 6 Juvet Landscape Hotel: Nestled in the wilds of rural Norway is a strikingly contemporary hotel that offers true escapism. Designed by Jensen & Skodvin, it consists of seven timber-clad cubes on stilts, each one with glass walls that offer amazing views. From £125 per person per night (juvet.com)

  • Image 5 of 6 Whitepod: These quirky hideaways on the Dents-du-Midi mountain range in southern Switzerland feature white interiors and wood-clad bathrooms. The hotel can organise experiences for you ranging from adventure sports to spa and sauna experiences. From £237 per night (whitepod.com)

    Image 5 of 6 Whitepod: These quirky hideaways on the Dents-du-Midi mountain range in southern Switzerland feature white interiors and wood-clad bathrooms. The hotel can organise experiences for you ranging from adventure sports to spa and sauna experiences. From £237 per night (whitepod.com)

  • Image 6 of 6 Whitepod: These quirky hideaways on the Dents-du-Midi mountain range in southern Switzerland feature white interiors and wood-clad bathrooms. The hotel can organise experiences for you ranging from adventure sports to spa and sauna experiences. From £237 per night (whitepod.com)

    Image 6 of 6 Whitepod: These quirky hideaways on the Dents-du-Midi mountain range in southern Switzerland feature white interiors and wood-clad bathrooms. The hotel can organise experiences for you ranging from adventure sports to spa and sauna experiences. From £237 per night (whitepod.com)

A considered, stylish, good-looking interior is just as important in a holiday home as it is in your own house – if not more so! From dome-shaped eco pods in the Swiss mountains to a fortified English manor house, here are three destinations that offer unusual design inspiration as well as a good hit of rest and relaxation.

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