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Third Runner Up: Vakko's Extreme Renovation Makes Steel Boxes Glamorous

Maintaining a sleek and refined image was key to Vakko's public profile, so REX cloaked the interior showcase in mirror-glass, creating a mirage-like effect. To veil the clumsy concrete exoskeleton left by the abandoned hotel, thin panes of glass imprinted with a structural "X" were wrapped around the exterior. Angles are at play throughout, with beams criss-crossing throughout the interior cubes, giving the illusion of rooms tilting in the air.