Saudi Arabia has unveiled renders of the fifth region of its Neom project, which will be situated in a valley that begins at the Gulf of Aqaba coast. It will contain a mirrored hotel by Shaun Killa, a rock-shaped hotel by Mario Cucinella and a stepped cliffside hotel by Chris van Duijn.
Readers were split over the proposed project. One praised the "beautifully designed" statement pieces. Whereas another criticised the design for "destroying nature and everything that lives around it".
Other stories in this week's newsletter that fired up the comments section included a modular wood-and-steel holiday home in Estonia, A Cat Tree House in Japan and photographs of Disney's Pop Century Resort hotel in Florida.
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