Set on the shores of southern Chile’s Llanquihue Lake, Hotel AWA completely immerses guests in the surrounding landscape. Each of their rooms features floor to ceiling glazing for morning views of the waterfront, as well as the neighboring Osorno Volcano. Outside, the black-sand beach leads to a private dock for kayaking and fishing, while those opting to stay dry can explore the 50-acre property. If simply relaxing is on the agenda, a sull-service spa inspired by the local elements — water, heat, wood, metal, and earth — is equipped with a semi-Olympic heated pool, sauna, hammam, and whirlpool.

  • Constructed from a trio of stacked shipping containers, the Contain Hotel offers accommodations for the surfing nomad. The five-room micro hotel sits on the Elbe riverbank in the Czech Republic and provides sleeping for up to 13 guests. The ground floor houses bathrooms, storage, and a four-bed room, while the upper level contains the remaining four rooms and a shared terrace. Each room features custom-made furniture, birch plywood walls and ceilings, and a glazed wall to open up the small space and provide views of the surrounding waterfront landscape.

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    Michal Hurych / Artikul Architects

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