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9h CAPSULE HOTEL KYOTO

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PLACES: Sometimes it’s all about utility. 9h Capsule Hotel in Kyoto takes this ideal and merges it with clean design. Reminiscent of the Paco Cube, Jane Hotel and Ablimo – it specializes in the necessities and wraps its entire brand around the concept.

Design Boom has the scoop: “9h (nainawasu) is a new capsule hotel that offers luxury in a minimum living space. The 9h capsule hotel and all amenities were designed by Fumie Shibata of Design Studio S, which she founded in 1994. With her team, she defined the elements necessary for a ‘minimal transit space’ in big cities in Japan. The product designer has been pursuing the 9h project as a creative director for 3 years. The first hotel will open in December this year…” Click Read More for additional information and photos.

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NYC HANDBALL

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CULTURE: Handball is intense. It’s also a staple of NYC. In the summer you’ll see people playing for hours. From kids to grown men and women, the parks loom with stories of epic ballers. 13th Witness – a bright light in film and photography – brilliantly captures the energy Handballers bring to New York City. There aren’t words that can articulate the culture more than this video. Click Read More to watch.

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THE HOOVER DAM BYPASS PROJECT

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PLACES: Bridge construction gets us everytime. Even though architects and engineers have a mastery of the artform, there’s something mind-bending about the construction of a bridge. Especially when you consider one the size of the upcoming Hoover Dam Bypass Project.

The construction of Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge started in late January of 2005 and is scheduled for completion in 2010. Spanning nearly 2,000 feet across the Black Canyon it connects the Arizona and Nevada Approach highways. Click Read More for additional photos and information.

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Featured in: WJS FEATURES / Categories: architecture, landmarks, transport

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