Terra Lodge in Cape Verde by Ramos Castellano Architects Maximizes Efficiency

Hotel designers often suffer from the mixed blessing of abundance. With so many furniture, fabric, and finish options available, the best practitioners must excel at exercising restraint, at editing and curating. This dilemma evaporates, however, in the sunshine of Cape Verde, a nation of volcanic islands 400 miles off West Africa. “It’s a totally different logic on Cape Verde,” Moreno Castellano says. “We lack materials and fabricators, so we lack freedom in some ways.” You would never miss it. A Sardinian who arrived 13 years ago, Castellano co-founded Ramos Castellano Architects with Eloisa Ramos, a Cape Verdean who had lived ...

Digital-Savvy Hostel Coo Opens in Singapore

The humble hostel has seen an overhaul in recent years: newcomers to the genre are sexier, better designed, and with ...