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Ace Hotel London by Universal Design Studio

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:21 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Universal Design Studio designed the Ace Hotel on the Shoreditch High Street in London with a focus on traditional craftsmanship to integrate the project in the historic context and heritage of the neighborhood. The hotel has 258 guest rooms, a restaurant, Hoi Polloi, a large lounge and reception area with retail units, a bar, a café, an art gallery and an event space on the seventh floor. The materials are chosen to continue the East London’s tradition for skilled…

Hôtel Chavanel by Peyroux & Thisy

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 7:11 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Peyroux & Thisy studio designed the Hotel Chavanel in 2013 and it is located in Paris, France in the Madeleine quarter which is one of the historic centers of the city. The renovation lasted several months with a contemporary look and refined fabrics and materials set on a mellow backdrop that ensures the relaxation of the clients. The architects Anne Peyroux and Emmanuele Thisy collaborated with the owner Sophie Charlet to create a setting inspired by lacework so that…

Davos Hotel by OIKOS

By : lau | 1 Apr 2014 5:00 pm | Featured, Hotels & Spas

The Davos Hotel in Switzerland was designed by the OIKOS architectural practice from Munich and its oval façade was considered impossible to build by construction experts, but through the aid of digital modeling and parameterization techniques the designers created a façade system with no less than 62000 individual envelope pieces. The source of inspiration for the project is the shape of a pine cone and the designers had to join forces with the structural engineering firm of Wilhelm + Partner…

Rome Mate Aitana by Jan Bakers

By : lau | 29 Mar 2014 9:39 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Rome Mate Aitana is an impressive hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands offering a sculptural façade and its own marina on the artificial island close to the Dam’s Square. The project was designed by the architect Jan Bakers and since the hotel chain was founded by the Spanish entrepreneur Kike Sarasola, the interior design was done by the Spanish interior designer Tomas Alia to offer a highly sophisticated ambiance. The hotel offers 283 rooms with a choice between standard, theme…

One Room Hotel in the Žižkov Television Tower

By : lau | 28 Mar 2014 8:12 pm | Featured, Hotels & Spas

The Zizkov Television Tower in Prague was occupied by the One Room Hotel transforming it from a landmark of the communist era into a contemporary setting with luxurious furnishings and modern technology. The hotel is 230 feet above the city streets and its exterior is in stark contrast with the interior offering a perspective of the city from the observatory placed on the tip of the tower. A floor below hosts the Oblaca restaurant and the hotel offers festive tables…

Pins De La Brume Hotel by GOA Architects

By : lau | 18 Mar 2014 8:03 am | Hotels & Spas

The Pins De La Brume Hotel was designed in 2012 by the practice of GOA Architects and it is located on the 8 Lingyin Road, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China next to the entrance road to the Lingyin Temple so the new project tries to offer a modern business aesthetic with traditional Chinese elements arranging the space into a sequence of buildings that allow the communication between the interior and the exterior. The restaurant has an independent entrance toward the north…

Hotel WIND by Team BLDG

By : lau | 14 Mar 2014 8:57 am | Hotels & Spas

Hotel WIND is a project designed by the Team BLDG architectural practice and it is located in Xiamen, China close to the Yunding Mountain which is usually filled with greenery due to the moist weather of the Fujian region. The designers wanted to create a structure that would respond to the mountain nearby and they used a series of architectural boxes that seem grow from the mountain and offer a view of the beautiful landscape surrounding the site. The designers…

Casadelmar Hotel by Jean-François Bodin

By : lau | 8 Mar 2014 1:32 pm | Hotels & Spas

Located in Porto-Vecchio, France the Casadelmar Hotel was designed by the architect Jean-Francois Bodin offering beautiful beaches with a mountain backdrop on the Palombaggia road. The design of the hotel tries to blend into the natural environment and it extends over two hectares of terraced landscaped gardens with umbrella pines to protect from the strong sun and allow you to relax in the middle of nature. The lobby of the hotel is filled with light due to the large windows…

Sense Hotel by Lazzarini Pickering Architetti

By : lau | 5 Mar 2014 6:33 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Sense Hotel located on the Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard in Sofia, Bulgaria is a contemporary refurbishment of a historical building done by the Lazzarini Pickering Architetti practice to create a dialogue with the surroundings while also offering an innovative design. The base of the hotel is the only area where stone is the predominant material and it is the element that connects the structure to the neighboring buildings. The rest of the façade is truly contemporary in style with a…

Myrtle Garden by Graft Lab Architects and Penda Design House

By : lau | 25 Feb 2014 9:09 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Myrtle Garden is a hotel in the Xiangyung region of China and it was designed through collaboration between the practice of Graft Lab Architects and Penda Design House, being partially inserted into the side of a small hill and located in the largest myrtle flower garden in the country. The structure of the building emulates that of a cell to create a harmony between the architecture and the surrounding landscape. There is an opening toward the southern side to…

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