The House of Tales, Portugal

Boutique Hotel Casa do Conto by Pedra Liquida is undoubtedly one of a kind that has to be shared.
"Casa do Conto embodies a unique story of life, which is, after all, the history of the city itself. The House highlights Oporto’s XIX century domestic architecture, solemn and vertical, carved by the scars of a time that mediates its decline and rebirth, the memory of the past and the desire for the future, the granite stone of the old facades and the new concrete of staircases and ceilings. It is, indeed, a kind of “fossil architecture” that comes to life."
The most significant part of this hotel would have to be the typography on the ceilings, making it all the more solitary. The subtle colors and concrete material may not be everyone's taste in ambience, however the space still gives off a relaxing tone. If it were up to me I would have defnitely added more color to glamour the place up a little bit.

[Images via Miss Design]