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Crown Hotel Sydney Proposal by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 May 2013 6:50 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Crown Hotel competition received several projects for their new structure and one of them was proposed by the famous practice of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects with a design that explores the marine theme which fits the location of the hotel very well. The shape of their hotel is inspired by the elemental shapes which can be found in the marine environment, similar to the surface of shells. This design form is also connected with the area past…

Coco Prive Resort in Maldives by Guz Wilkinson

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 May 2013 4:29 pm | Hotels & Spas, Other

The Coco Prive resort is truly private since it stands alone on the island of Kuda Hithi in the Maldives and the heavenly project was designed by the architect Guz Wilkinson. The resort features a luxurious and avant-garde design with a truly high quality of service and absolute privacy. The guests receive a sense of ownership for the duration of their stay so that they can actually feel that they have their own piece of heaven on this special island.…

The Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel in Windhoek

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 May 2013 8:15 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel offers a luxurious and very stylish design being the first of its kind in the region and it is located in Windhoek, Namibia. The project was designed in a manner which combines modern architecture and design with organic textures and furnishings that try to bring out the authentic African design. The use of wooden benches, tree stumps, sculpted granite together with Namibian landscapes manage to bring the same elements as those from outside in the…

The Song Saa Private Island Resort in Cambodia

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 May 2013 1:09 pm | Hotels & Spas

Everyone dreamed at least once of having his/her own private island where every day will be a piece of paradise to spend with the loved one and best friends. The Song Saa Islands are located in Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago and they sit side by side thus gaining their name, which in Khmer means “the sweethearts”. Although remote and seemingly untouched by humans the islands offer quite a luxurious and classy resort right next to the sands of the private…

Radisson Blu Riverside by Doos Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Apr 2013 4:35 pm | Hotels & Spas

Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel was designed by the practice of Doos Architects as a business hotel that focuses on collaborations across the border. Its design follows an urban theme and takes inspiration from the heritage of Lindholmen which was once the central place for the shipbuilding industry and has now become a center for science and innovation. The materials used are also taken from the area and its legacy and thus wood, copper and iron…

PARKROYAL on Pickering by WOHA

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Apr 2013 6:28 pm | Hotels & Spas

  The PARKROYAL on Pickering in Singapore was designed by the practice of WOHA Architects, who are famous for their manifest eco-friendly designs, and the project is a hotel that is also a garden with remarkable innovations both in the interior as well as on the exterior. The designers placed huge cantilevered sky-gardens at every four levels between the blocks of guest rooms and planted luxuriant tropical plants such as palm trees to provide an actual oasis mixed with the…

Aurora Borealis Arctic Observatory by Jensen Liu and Sally Hsu

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Apr 2013 2:08 pm | Hotels & Spas, Other

The Aurora Borealis Arctic Observatory is a project that focuses on the famous phenomenon to attract persons willing to enjoy the experience with their own eyes while also providing them with a hotel where they can have the best conditions. This project is in itself a remarkable piece of architecture, one that tries to use the latest technology to provide the most functional structure possible and also add a mystical aura to it through the revival of the ancient myths…

Rock It Suda by Moon Hoon

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Apr 2013 8:28 pm | Hotels & Spas, Other

Located in Gangwon-do, South Korea, this project was completed in 2010 and was designed by the architectural practice of Moon Hoon as a pension for a client who is a base guitarist in an amateur rock group called Rock It Suda, hence the name for the project. They also perform live at the pension regularly. There is a dry river on the site and a mountain range surrounds it, thus it was obvious that this beautiful scenery needed to be…

L’Oasis in Terres Basses – Baie Rouge

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Apr 2013 8:17 pm | Hotels & Spas

This amazing villa is located in Terres Basses – Baia Rouge, St. Martin and it features a luxurious design and dream-like surroundings with perfect beaches and the best services in the Caribbean. Located in a secluded region and with a gate at the entrance this villa ensures complete privacy and is inspired by the Moroccan design blended with contemporary overtones. The entrance is domed and has an imposing fountain, trying to amaze the visitors from the first impression, but keeping…

Sans Souci Hotel by yoo Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Apr 2013 7:35 am | Hotels & Spas

The beautiful Sans Souci Hotel is located in the renowned cultural center of Vienna, in the Museum Quarter and the Sans Souci Hotel and Residence is the first project in Austria designed by yoo Studio. The historical building it occupies was constructed in 1872 and it offers superb views of its Viennese surroundings. The hotel has 62 rooms and 15 private residences designed by yoo, and they also designed the lobby, the bar, restaurant and the Sans Souci Spa Club…

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