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.
Ritz Carlton Hotel in Bahrain by Lithos Design srl
October 4th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Lithos Design srl
Lithos Design is among the companies that the architects’ studio MAS has selected for the refurbishment and renovation project for the exteriors of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Bahrain.
The aim of the refurbishment was to extend the food & beverage area with an ensuing greater recreational offering for guests in the outdoor area, spanning 9,000 m2. To achieve the objective set by the customer, MAS architecture worked on the connection between the central part of the hotel and the beach, removing all physical obstacles and using architectural elements whose finishes were able to enhance the value of the atmosphere and the soft and relaxing colours of the new landscape.
The natural stone of Lithos Design proved to be the ideal material to emphasise spaces and architectural structures by means of feature walls that blend in with the natural setting, making the ambiance especially welcoming and harmonious.
The Onda model from the Muri di Pietra collection was selected to create an architectural element that acts as a partition: a free-standing wall of the utmost charm, especially when lit, that delimits the open-air restaurant and bar with extraordinary lightness, creating a partially see-through effect.
The use of the Virgola model from the Le Pietre Incise collection is also interesting. Virgola was used for an external cladding combined with vertical green: thanks to nature, expressed here with plants and marble, the resulting feature wall creates an overall effect of harmony and well-being, which is vital for the resort’s atmosphere.
This is an example of how the old and reassuring charm of natural stone is always trendy, thanks to the design, research and industrial production of Lithos Design.
Lithos Design was established in 2007 thanks to the entrepreneurial flair of two brothers, Claudio and Alberto Bevilacqua, who were able to develop the company’s business in the stone cladding industry, focusing on design, research and cutting-edge technological investments. Today, just a few years on, Lithos Design is known across the globe for its top-notch design, innovation and quality standards which epitomise the “Made in Italy” trademark, and especially as one of the leading companies to have introduced the concept of industrial stone design. www.lithosdesign.com
Onda, Muri di Pietra collection
In the Onda model, the presence of angular modules also permits the design of curves to the left and right depending on your specific needs. The result is an object that blends in seamlessly with the architecture of both domestic and contract settings. Muri di Pietra walls have an invisible steel frame which can be attached to the floor and/or the ceiling. The modules can be assembled dry or with a thin film of glue which proves almost invisible.
Virgola, Le Pietre Incise collection
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