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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Hotel Liesma in Jurmala, Latvia by BNKR Arquitectura

January 7th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BNKR Arquitectura

A hotel that aims to reproduce in material form the ephemeral process of the diffusion of sound.  This is a process of vibrant outward expression and subsequent decay.  It is a narrative of the loss of integrity and dematerialization in space.

Hotel Liesma

  • Architects: BNKR Arquitectura
  • Project: Hotel Liesma
  • Location: Jurmala, Latvia
  • Partners: Esteban Suárez (Founding Partner) y Sebastián Suárez
  • Project Leaders: Emelio Barjau, Jaime Sol
  • Area: 15,000 m2
  • Status: Competition 2011
  • Renderings: Adrian Aguilar, Jaime Sol
  • Project Team: Adrian Aguilar, Emelio Barjau, Benedetta Caprioti, Paul Chavez, Francisco Cruz, Laura Fontaine, Mitl Gaxiola, Angel Rivero, Jaime Sol and Lasma Grigone
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Revit, AutoCad and 3d MAX

Hotel Liesma

From the outset we do not consider the ground floor, which is the focus of public activity in the hotel, to be a solid block. The key points of attraction identified for the hotel’s public program are distributed outwards throughout the site where they can best appreciate its natural qualities.  The result is an outward movement of the hotel that spreads out in shapes designed to penetrate further into the site.  At this point the spaces of the hotel are subject to decay.  Outward movement becomes a material story of decay as closed and protected rooms clad in wood lose their materiality and gradually turn into glass.

Hotel Liesma

As we move away from the tower delicate curvatures lose fidelity.  They become increasingly faceted and deprived of detail.  Towards the edges of the site the hotel resolves into jagged polygonal forms of transparent glass that open up to the trees beyond as the journey continues into the horizon.  The hotel disappears.


Program Strategy





Esteban Suarez y Sebastian Suarez

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