Alice in a Picture Book - Restaurant (Tokyo/ Japan)



Alice in Wonderland is popular in Japan so Diamond Dining have created several cafe/ restaurants with variations of the theme.

See also:
"Alice in Magic Land"
"Alice in an old Castle"
"Alice in a Labyrinth"
"Alice in Dancing Land"

This Shinjuku restaurant has lots of grand chandeliers and the Alice themed wallpaper gives a feel of dining inside a picture book.

Takasugi-an - Tea house Tree house (Chino/ Japan)



Takasugi-an literally means “a tea house [built] too high” is a project of academician and architect Terunobu Fujimori. Built atop two chestnut trees it is accessible only by ladders.
Following the tradition of tea masters, who maintained total control over the construction of their tea houses, Fujimori designed and built the structure for his own use. He finds that a tea house is “the ultimate personal architecture.” Its extreme compactness feels like an extension of one’s body, “like a piece of clothing.”
Once inside, the simple interior evokes the serenity more suited to the purpose of making tea and calming one’s mind.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Abu Dhabi/ United Arab Emirates)



Built between 1996 and 2007, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest place of worship in the United Arab Emirates.
The exquisite craftsmanship & precious materials were sourced in many countries such as Germany, Morocco, Pakistan, Malaysia, Iran, China and even New Zealand. Marble, gold, semi-precious stones, crystals and ceramics are some elements that adorn the great mosque.
The carpet in the main hall is considered the largest carpet in the world. It measures 5627 m2 and took 2 years to complete.

Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona/ Spain)



The Palace of Catalan Music is a concert hall designed in the Catalan modernista style by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
It's the only auditorium in Europe that is illuminated during daylight hours entirely by natural light thanks to its stained-glass walls and enormous inverted dome skylight which was designed by Antoni Rigalt in shades of gold surrounded by blue that suggests the sun and the sky.
It was built between 1905 and 1908 and in 1997 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Garden Shed turned Glass Bedroom (Finland)



Garden Shed is designed by architect Ville Hara and designer Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden’s Home & Garden collection in 2010. It combines a green house with storage space and can be ordered (Scandinavian countries) and self-assembled on site. It's made from Finnish pine and safety glass and equipped with automatic openers to control the temperature inside.

The shed in the pictures is Linda Bergroth's own summer house which she'd customized by adding a wooden floor, solar panels for lighting and steps made from reclaimed bricks.
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