Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Icelandic folktales, bamboo basketball courts, mobile gardens and more in our look around the web

1. PIDO’s Mobile Community Garden Designed by Beijing architecture firm People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO), there’s a new community farm that goes further—quite literally. PIDO’s mobile garden is built atop two bicycles, so the entire community can take care of it and also benefit from it. The structure is a triangular steel frame, and the tubes have holes for plants to live inside, and “a …

Thailand’s Bamboo Sports Hall

Panyaden International School’s new 8,417-square-foot sports hall happens to be made entirely from bamboo. The school commissioned Chiangmai Life Architects to construct the center, with a design based on the lotus flower. Inside, it can comfortably fit around 300 people. Elevated balconies allow guests a spectator vantage point. The architects foresee the sports hall to be around for roughly 50 years—and have built it so …

Anantara Hotel, Chiang Mai

Colonial charm and 100 years of history at this picturesque retreat in the heart of Thailand's northern city

Though it’s often referred to as Bangkok’s laid-back cousin, Chiang Mai bubbles with the same electric energy as the Thai capital. It’s become a bucket-list destination for thrill-seekers across the globe, where al fresco tuk-tuk rides, sizzling snacks from carts, and endless aisles of night markets provide round-the-clock stimulation. But for vacationers looking for a more peaceful stay, there’s no need to retreat into the …