It is not quite the holiday season for some of these locations, however it is always good to plan ahead especially when it comes to places with a considerable fame of their own or retreats you want to build for yourself! Today’s selection of vacation spots is provocative in that they push us to think beyond what we’ve grown accustomed to in terms of holiday, leisure and comfort; and architecturally, they’re selling us new concepts of living. So, for all of you who are adventurous or want to try something different – enjoy!

This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings – a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of buildings from around the world. 

Andreas Strauss: Das Park Hotel

Andreas Strauss: Das Park Hotelimage: Andreas Strauss

moon hoon: Rock It Suda Mountain Lodges

moon hoon: Rock It Sudaimage: moon hoon

Pascal Hausermann: Museumotel

Pascal Hausermann: Museumotelimage: Pascal Hausermann

24H Architecture: Slava’s New Retreat in the Forest near Paris

24H Architecture: Slava's New Retreat in the Forest near Parisimage: 24H Architecture

L/B: Everland Hotel

L/B: Everland Hotelimage: www.everland.ch

Inredningsgruppen: The Bird Nest – Tree Hotel

Inredningsgruppen: The Bird Nestimage: Inredningsgruppen

Tham & Videgård Architects: The Mirror Cube – Tree Hotel

Tham & Videgård Architects: The Mirror Cube - Tree Hotelimage: Tham & Videgård Architects

 

Sou Fujimoto Architects: Final Wooden Retreat House

Sou Fujimoto Architects: Final Wooden Retreat Houseimage: Iwan Baan www.iwan.com

24H Architecture: Holiday House on Övre Gla

24H Architecture: Holiday House on Övre Glaimage: 24H Architecture

Various Designers: Icehotel 2011

Various Designers: Ice Hotel 2011 image: www.icehotel.com

NHDRO: The Waterhouse at South Bund

NHDRO: The Waterhouse at South Bundimage: Pedro Pegenaute