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Paasitorni Hotel by K25 Architects

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 11:15 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Paasitorini was a fortress that was originally built for the Helsinki labor movement and in 2012 it was transformed into a hotel by the practice of K25 Architects adding a new wing to the early 20th century and 1950s facades. The project is made of granite and the new wing curves to act as a transitory piece with a façade made of ivory white bricks. Two of the sides act as filtering layers between the rooms and the inner…

Snow Hotel by 1990 uao

By : lau | 10 Dec 2014 10:21 am | Hotels & Spas

The Snow Hotel in Seoul, South Korea was designed by the 1990 uao architectural practice with an extreme focus on details, starting with the materials, joining and harmony of the whole so that the end product would be highly balanced but with a geometry that seems almost surreal. The flooring has a material that was applied on the walls as well and a part of the walls are connected with the ceiling and floor to reflect on one another and…

25hours Hotel Zurich West by Alfredo Haberli

By : lau | 8 Dec 2014 7:44 pm | Hotels & Spas

The 25Hours Hotel Zurich West is a highly complex project designed in 2012 by the Swiss architect Alfredo Haberli bringing together over 60 design pieces into a single structure. The ground floor is where the entry hall, lobby, restaurant and bar are located with a staircase to bring the visitors to the upper floor where the living area, guild room and kitchen club were places along with the events area. The hotel has 126 rooms with categories ranging from Silver…

HOTEL MINHO by Vírgula i

By : lau | 2 Dec 2014 7:20 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Hotel Minho located in Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal was recently renovated and extended by the Virgula i architectural practice to create a new spa and public area while preserving the architecture of the existing building with a green roof bringing unity between the two structures. The designers wanted to integrate the project better into its surroundings so they used local materials and vernacular building methods. Chestnut wood predominates and the interior was carefully determined to the smallest detail…

Setre Marina Hotel by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates

By : lau | 29 Nov 2014 5:36 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Setre Marina Hotel is a landmark designed by the practice of Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates and it is located in Moriyama City, in the Shiga Prefecture, Japan close to Lake Biwa. The site is comprised of endorheic basins left when the water link to the city was transformed, so the designers started with the idea of an ecotone to act as a transition between the two biodomes near the building that were created by rainwater. The project integrates…

Grotto by PARTISANS

By : lau | 27 Nov 2014 12:18 pm | Hotels & Spas

Grotto is a sauna designed by the PARTISANS architectural practice on the San Souci Island of Ontario, Canada as a great retreat with an impressive look. The site is a prehistoric large rock formation and this is what inspired the name of the project since grottos are caves embedded behind the curvature of streams so they are usually discovered by explorers. The site has the best sunsets in the world according to National Geographic and thus the design wanted to…

Y111 Hotel by Estudio FWAP Arquitectos

By : lau | 26 Nov 2014 1:01 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Y111 Hotel located in the center of Cordoba, Argentina was designed by the Estudio FWAP Arquitectos with a style that wants to add a contrasting element to the restored heritage buildings of the 19th century center. The Yrigoyen Hotel faces the Archdiocese of Cordoba and acts as a gateway that enhances the qualities of the building while also trying to bring a modern reply. The building used to host the Museum of Natural Science and the first four floors…

Maxx Royal Kemer Hotel by Baraka Architects

By : lau | 22 Nov 2014 2:24 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Maxx Royal Kemer Hotel located in Kiris, in the Kemer district of Antalya, Turkey was designed by the practice of Baraka Architects in 2014 to act as a boundary between the natural areas and the developed ones since it is surrounded by a long beach and a thick forest. The steep hillside is at the base of the hotel and it extends toward the top with 291 rooms of different sizes, 59 lagoon villas and 15 beach villas. The…

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe Presidential Suite by Tihany Design

By : lau | 21 Nov 2014 11:00 pm | Hotels & Spas, Interiors

The Belmond Grand Hotel Europe is the first five-star hotel in Russia and it recently unveiled six new suites, one of which being the presidential suite inspired by the 20th century Russian artists. The hotel is located on Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg, Russia and there are 19 rooms on the first floor with the six suited adding more space. The hotel will celebrate its 140th anniversary next year and to complement the historic neo-baroque architecture the new suites bring…

The New Lobby at Swissôtel Zurich by IDA14

By : lau | 17 Nov 2014 7:06 pm | Hotels & Spas, Interiors

The New Lobby at the Swissotel in Zurich, Switzerland is an impressive feat of elegance and modern design with a unique atmosphere that combines the new with the timeless while also adding new areas such as a library or working area for business travelers. The lobby is the first place you see when entering into a hotel and it is also the last area you see when leaving, so a comfortable setting and an efficient layout are essential. The new…

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