The Hotel Vincci Gala is a four-star hotel with 78 rooms, bar, restaurant, meeting rooms, and various terraces, situated in a period building in Barcelona´s Eixample district. The design of the new Hotel Vincci Gala is marked by two requirements. Firstly, the obligation of the Monument Protection Department of Barcelona to conserve both the facade and a large white marble staircase in the inside of the building and secondly, the name of the Hotel: “Gala” referring to the wife and muse of the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.
Interior design, Graphic design, Construction management: TBI Architecture & Engineering
Responsible Architects: Miguel Jordá (Director TBI), Stefan Richter (Architecture), Gregor Mertens (Design and Interior design), Carlos Mir (Technical Architect) Collaborator: Grupo IPI S.A. and EMG (consulting engineers), Jorge Campreciós, Architect (License planning)
The famous chain restaurant Morini has recently opened in Istanbul following New York, New Jersey, Hong Kong and London. The Altamarea Group is comprised of seven Manhattan restaurants including Osteria Morini, Ai Fiori, Costata, The Butterfly, Nicoletta and Ristorane Morini, and Chop Shop in London since 2013. Designed by Istanbul based design office Kontra Architecture, the two Michelin star chef Michael White has brought a unique New York dining experience to Istanbul, located in the newly developed Zorlu Center.
The Zurich Zoo, situated on Zurichberg overlooking Zurich, is one of the most visited sights in Zurich. Due to the continual growing number of visitors, the entrance foyer was re-structured and adapted to current needs. In this process, the need to react subtly to the standing foyer, an excellent project from Dürig Architects in 1999, was applied. A complex, merged facility, embracing diverse areas such as the forecourt, counters, visitors’ centre, Zoo Shop, Zoo Café, volunteers’ centre and also including the station for the new zoo tram was realized in an all-out operation.
It is a simple timbered house of 1 story built in Kagoshima,Japan.It has a long and slender plan in north and south so that a north and south long and slender site may be met. Space is arranged from south at the turn of a parking lot, the garden, living room, dinning room, a courtyard, and a bedroom. Since a long passage produced inevitably, all the places facing a passage were made into the closet, and attained the increase in efficiency of storage.
“We were inspired by, among other things, the Rubik’s Cube, the structure made of cubes in a cube where individual parts can change positions. Visitors to our pavilion represent the mobile component, i.e. imaginary particles which can use the structure as a landscape with a view.”
Located on the north-center of Portugal, the house was meant to combine the rural and the urban lifestyle. The lot is surrounded by different types of constructions, consequence of the informal settlements, characteristics of most Portuguese cities neighbourhoods.