Workshop/APD Envision an Outdoorsy, Inviting Hospitality Destination in Cape Cod
2021 Best of Year winner for Hospitality – Small Resort
For the East Coast debut of the California-based hospitality brand known for upscale yet outdoorsy retreats near such national parks as Yosemite, rather than go the obvious route to conceive a sense of place for the New England property—shake shingles, blue-and-white everything—Workshop/APD founding principal Andrew Kotchen and team went in a different, though no less locally inspired, direction. “The Cape was an early laboratory for mid-century architecture,” says Kotchen, whose firm oversaw the master plan of the 14-acre site, which hosts 88 customized Airstreams, 10 luxury canvas tents, and 10 cabins, plus the 8,100-square-foot clubhouse. Referencing the wood commonly used for the region’s homes, the latter’s clean-lined exterior is wrapped in cedar planks. Inside, a soaring ceiling and poured concrete flooring are a contemporary canvas for hemlock millwork, charred dark gray in areas, pale in others, such as at the check-in desk, behind which hangs Windy Chien’s nautically inspired piece, rendered modern in black Sunbrella cordage. Like at other Autocamps, the clubhouse functions not only as reception but also a gathering place, ensured here with a custom glass-and-steel hanging firepit, its neighboring lounge populated with mid century–reminiscent furniture.
Workshop/APD and April Bovet Interior Design Team Up on a Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Gem
Each of the five boroughs contains a constellation of neighborhoods with their own cultural quirks and pervading personalities. In Cobble Hill, ethnically diverse mom-and-pop shops and traditional brownstones entwine wit…
Best of Year Awards 2021
Interior Design celebrates design in all its forms with the 2021 Best of Year Awards. See the winner’s gallery here.
Drift Away With Pottery Barn and Airstream’s Special Edition Travel Trailer
Pottery Barn and Airstream just announced the latest iteration of their recent product collaboration: an entire trailer. Citing the influence of Pacific Coast Highway’s sun, sand, water, and fog on an impeccable in…