The Nature of Space | Beyond the Tasting Room

During this time, in addition to feeling a deeper appreciation for nature and thirst for adventure, people are renewing interest in wholesome, grounding activities like cooking, baking from home, and gardening. By blending edible landscapes into resort environments, hotel designers can combine decorative and functional purposes, connect guests to nature, and awaken their curiosities with

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The Nature of Space | Through Contrasts Comfort Comes More Alive

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, humans spend over 90% of their lives indoors. With so much of our world’s design dedicated to interiors, the topic of incorporating nature within the built environment has largely centered around ‘bringing the outdoors in.’ As architects and landscape architects, SB Architects and EDSA thoughtfully craft environments that

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The Nature of Space: Rewilding for the 21st Century Luxury Traveler

In these unprecedented times, as we temporarily divert from our accustomed pace and normal routines, we are realigning with necessities of the human spirit, and nature is revealing itself as a steady drumbeat. Time may seem out of joint, but things are coming together in extraordinary ways. As we emerge stronger and wiser from this

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Virtual Innovation: Collaboration in the Zoom Era

Over the last few months, we’ve found ourselves in uncharted waters. When we first went into lockdown, the duration was uncertain, as it still is, but what was certain was that new work would be coming in and new projects would be kicking-off. The success of a project relies on a collaborative dialogue between us

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Redefining Heritage | Contemporary Touches

At times, efforts to retain a site’s history, charm, and character take on greater importance when designing a hotel in an area distinguished by its tightly knit community and long-established ‘look-and-feel’. When tasked with a two-part hotel renovation as part of a multi-faceted rebranding and refresh of the 22-acre The Estate Yountville, we had to

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Road Trip Revival

The road trip is about to have a major revival. Dating back to the 1880s, road trips are part of America’s collective national psyche, as they represent freedom and the excitement of the unknown. Journeying by car provides the traveler the opportunity to get off the beaten path, make authentic connections, discover and support local

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Redefining Heritage | Incorporating History

The key to allowing the past to seep into the present is embracing a degree of unpredictability, which in the case of Calistoga Ranch, took the form of materials with surfaces susceptible to patina and tree growth through decks and bungalows that we designed so that each guest could encounter a unique experience based on the

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Redefining Heritage | The Setting Sets the Tone

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor said, “If you have an awareness of history, it comes to be part of the now,” a sentiment that hints at a gentle rather than heavy-handed approach in retaining historical character in design. Vestiges of the past have a way of emerging through the emotional terrain of a site, city or

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SB Architects Takes Home ‘Best in Retail’ Award for Paradise Plaza

On November 21st, SB Architects joined 220 of Florida’s finest at Jungle Island in Miami for South Florida Business Journal’s, fourth annual Structures Awards. SB Architects took home the ‘Best in Retail’ Award for phase three of our multi-phase Miami Design District project, Paradise Plaza. The award, designed to honor the most impactful and standout

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Seven Takeaways from SAHIC 2019

The annual Latin America Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC) is the go-to event to stay ahead of the curve in the region. The conference aims to educate and provide direction for attendees on the Latin American industry, where it is heading, and where the investment opportunities lie. SB Architects’ Vice President, Stefano Falbo, and

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