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A Minimalist Sanctuary Built Around Natural Elements

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    Design Milk, an online magazine dedicated to modern design, offers up a unique perspective on everything from architecture and interior design to furniture and technology. With columns ranging from brick-and-mortar deep-dives to the craziest outdoor living spaces, Design Milk is brimming with design finds from around the world. Drink up!
    By Caroline Williamson

    For this month’s Destination Design, we head to Xiamen, Fujian Province, China to check out Hotel WIND, designed by TEAM BLDG based around the word “growing” in reference to a building “breaking out from the ground”. Obviously the building is designed by an architect and built by a construction team, but it’s also built around air, the earth, the weather, and the people on site. Located behind the hotel is Yunding Mountain where the architecture firm learned more about the local history from a resident who talked about the warm, moist weather and how it created an abundance of green vegetation. This gave them the idea of designing architectural boxes “growing” from the mountain and Hotel WIND began.

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