July 30, 2020

Set Sail With 18 Nautical Spaces

Channel seaside living with these 18 residential and hospitality spaces with a nautical vibe.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated in May 2022 to reflect our latest seaside-inspired project coverage.

1. Lighting Fixtures Inspired by Sailboats Add Intrigue to This Restaurant in Shenzhen, China by DAS Lab

Funk Kale by DAS Lab

For Funk & Kale, a restaurant in a mall in the Nanshan District of the city, designer DAS Lab offers a nod to that activity—especially sailing and the process of supporting, hoisting, and opening the sail of a boat. Read more

2. At Home With Cini Boeri in Sardinia

Cini Boeri's family home in Sardinia

The sinuous form on Casa Rotonda by the infamous Cini Boeri protects it from strong winds sweeping in from the sea, while its plan is organized around a central circular patio wrapped on one side by a wing for the family, and on the other, one for guests. Read more

3. Studio MK27 Brings Tropical Modernism to the Maldives

Maldives resort by Studio MK27

For this paradisical getaway on the Fari Islands atoll in the Maldives Studio MK27 designed a compound so modest and simple that it almost vanishes into the splendor of its lushly landscaped surroundings. Read more

4. Architect Scott Glass Uses Unfinished Cypress Cladding on His Hamptons Weekend Home

A marlin hangs above the entrance to the bedroom wing. Read more

5. Michael Groth-Designed Ernesto’s Brings San Sebastian Vibe to the Lower East Side

Playa de la Concha’s famed cast iron lamp posts inspired the custom light fixtures in curved tubular steel and matte white glass. Read more

6. Astet Studio Transports Malaga to Madrid with Sea-Inspired Decor for Lobito de Mar

The first private space on the basement level gathers custom club chairs and Blasco & Vila dining chairs beneath a vaulted ceiling in deep red MDF, with acoustic panels by Aistec. Read more

7. Lauren Rottet Reinvents a Montauk Beach House

In the upstairs living room, a Kiki Smith self-portrait keeps company with George Nelson and Irving Harper’s iconic Marshmallow sofa, while built-in banquettes original to the house line niches. Read more

8. UCCA Dune Art Museum by Open Architecture Wins 2019 Best of Year Award for Large Museum/Art Gallery

Abundant natural light and ground-source heat pumps reduce emissions, while a thick sand-covered roof moderates temperatures. Read more

9. Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos Brings a Modernist Perspective to Mexico’s Solaz Los Cabos Resort

A rope installation hangs above a conversation pit on the dining terrace of the resort’s Mako restaurant. Read more

10. Ten Global Spas and Wellness Retreats

A tall cylindrical well with a large skylight draws light into the 32,000-square-foot spa, organized on four levels surrounded by earth. Read more

11. Four Hospitality Destinations Reflect the Beauty of Their Surroundings

Mr. C Coconut Grove by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and Arquitectonica. Read more

12. SFA Design Renews Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa with Mid-Century Desert Chic

In-room photography captures the personality of Palm Springs. Read more

13. Waterfrom Design Gives Aqua Health Clinic in Beijing an Edgy Aesthetic

Botanicals meet a punched copper screen in a restroom. Read more

14. Brilliant Hues Set the Mood for Jouin Manku’s Voyages by Alain Ducasse in Macau’s Morpheus Hotel

Patrick Jouin’s Ella chairs furnish the dining room, where resin flooring runs between custom carpet. Read more

15. House of Children in Saunalahti, Espoo, Finland by JKMM Architects

“Nature is important to most Finns and similarly to me as a key source of inspiration,” says Päivi Meuronen who can be found—during winter months—Nordic skating on the archipelagos of the Baltic Sea. Read more

16. Jennifer Post Design Makes Simplicity the Point of a Stucco-Clad Palm Beach Residence

An awning-shaded terrace lines the lap pool. Read more

17. AvroKO Channels Savannah’s Culture of Gracious Hospitality at the Perry Lane Hotel in Georgia

Custom daybeds and cement tile outfit the rooftop pool deck. Read more

18. Walker Warner Architects and Philpotts Interiors Perfect a Kona Coast Compound

Custom surfboards—one hand-painted, the other crafted of paulownia—hang above the rec room’s Eero Saarinen table. Read more

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