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Rio Perdido by C2 Arquitectura, Vida Design Studio, Project CR+d, Garnier Arquitectos and Ousia Design

By : lau | 24 Jan 2015 2:40 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Rio Perdido hospitality concept is located close to a thermo-mineral gorge in Costa Rica and it features eight registered springs, multiple pools and two ecosystems spreading over a surface of 600 acres and designed through the collaboration of C2 Arquitectura, Vida Design Studio, Project CR+d, Garnier Arquitectos and Ousia Design. The project began with a “respect policy” which stated that the site would be left as is, so no land movement was made for the construction. The construction materials…

Eagle View Suite at the Iso Syote Hotel

By : lau | 22 Jan 2015 1:05 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Iso Syote Hotel in Finland offers a suite that provides a great view of the nearby national park through a structure spreading over two floors in which even the roof is made of glass so that you enjoy the beautiful landscape from a setting where all the amenities are taken care of. The Eagle View Suite is in the southern wing of the hotel and it has a living room with fireplace on the ground level as well as…

Rogner Bad Blumau Spa by Friedensreich Hundertwasser

By : lau | 21 Jan 2015 11:14 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Rogner Bad Blumau is a luxury spa hotel with an impressive style designed by the famous architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser in the Styria thermal region of Austria and it was originally opened in 1997 with a layout similar to that of a city since it has its own districts, a piazza-like center where the spa is located and a large array of amenities blended into the landscape. The beautiful project is a work of art in itself which also has…

Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi

By : lau | 21 Jan 2015 12:23 am | Hotels & Spas

The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, a small village in the north side of Sweden is the largest hotel of its kind in the workd and it has over 50.000 visitors each year, offering a different aesthetic each year to surprise the guests with unique settings. The hotel celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and each room was sculpted by different designers so that you have a different experience in each space and aside from these spaces the project also includes…

Serras Hotel by Eva Martinez

By : lau | 19 Jan 2015 3:20 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Serras is the first five star hotel on the waterfront located in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, Spain and it used to host the first studio of Pablo Picasso. The 19th century building was restored by the architect Eva Martinez to combine the contemporary New York style with the Catalan aesthetic. The space where Picasso painted the Ciencia y Caridad in 1897 is now a 30-room hotel and it offers a great overview of the Port Vell Marina as…

RedDot Hotel by Steven Wu + Wang Pe-Jen

By : lau | 17 Jan 2015 5:42 pm | Hotels & Spas

The architectural practice of Steven Wu + Wang Pe-Jen transformed this hotel in Taichung City, Taiwan into a contemporary looking Reddot Hotel that evokes some elements of the region’s past with a careful choice of materials and decorative pieces. The red brick and pebble surface were chosen as the only cladding materials that would ensure a consistent dialogue with the context and bring back memories of the past. The original layout was abandoned for a more efficient and open one…

The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas by Rockwell Group

By : lau | 14 Jan 2015 11:46 pm | Hotels & Spas

The new Cosmopolitan resort in Las Vegas, Nevada was designed in 2010 by the Rockwell Group as an attempt of completely redefining the experience of Sin City and all it has to offer, from eating to having a good time and even the way you sleep. The resort contains two lobbies, the Marquee nightclub, the Jaleo restaurant, the Chandelier bar and 3000 guest rooms designed as luxurious urban residences filled with custom furniture pieces and finishes for a unique experience.…

Immigrant Dormitory Renovation by O-office

By : lau | 13 Jan 2015 11:45 pm | Hotels & Spas

This youth hotel is a part of the iD Town art district project in Dapeng, Shenzhen, China and it was designed by the O-office architectural practice to bring the dilapidated structures back to life. The abandoned buildings were used as a dormitory building for the Honghua Dying Factory and it offered housing to the first immigrant settler group that came after the open-reform policy in the region. The designers converted the ground floor into a lobby area while the hotel…

Ovolo Southside Hotel by KplusK Associates

By : lau | 9 Jan 2015 1:30 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Ovolo Southside Hotel located in the Wong Chuk Hang district of Hong Kong was designed by the architect Paul Kember from the KplusK Associates practice in a former warehouse that was important for the past of the area. The hotel is filled with art installations and graffiti to remind the visitors of the former history of the region through the public spaces and the fourth floor is occupied by the CIRQLE restaurant with a blended cuisine and an industrial…

Ozadi Hotel by Pedro Campos Costa

By : lau | 7 Jan 2015 5:30 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Ozadi Hotel designed by the architect Pedro Campos Costa is located in Tavira, Portugal and it tries to reengage the visitors with the past while still taking on the comforts of contemporary design in a building that was first created in the 1970s. The designers sought comfort through a terrace and lounge space that would interact more with the surroundings and thus wood was the material of choice. The roof has a hyperboloid shape and is made of wood…

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