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HOTEL IN SOFIA by Lazzarini Pickering Architetti

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Article source: Lazzarini Pickering Architetti

This project for a hotel in Sofia revolves around the contemporary reconstruction of a historical building. The hotel is situated in Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard, one of the city’s most prestigious streets. As with all of Lazzarini Pickering’s work, the project creates an attentive dialogue with the site, despite its innovative form.

Image Courtesy © Matteo Piazza


Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: Andersson-Wise Architects

Austin’s W Hotel and Residences complex is a new centerpiece for the city, occupying a prime location in the skyline framing Austin City Hall and Lady Bird Lake. Andersson-Wise Architects, of Austin, designed the building to make the most of the city’s natural environment, capturing prevailing breezes and controlling the intense sunlight to create a protectedyet open experience.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Pogue

  • Architects: Andersson-Wise Architects
  • Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.A
  • Photography: Andrew Pogue, Art Gray, Jonathan Jackson, Tom McConnell
  • Software used: Vectorworks.
  • Design Team: Arthur Andersson, Chris Wise, Catherine Craig, Leland Ulmer, Christopher Sanders, Laura McQuary, Robin Bagley Logan
  • Architect of record: BOKA Powell – Dallas, TX Emily Hoffman
  • General contractor: Austin Building Company – Austin, TX, Kasey Delz
  • Other key contractors: Custom Sheet Metal: A. Zahner & Co., Curtain Wall + Glazing: Wincon Millwork: AMI
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Mep engineer: JJA, Inc.
  • Landscape architect: Talley Associates – Dallas, TX
  • Lighting consultant: Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
  • Sustainable design: Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
  • Theater consultant: Theatre Consultants Collaborative
  • Venue interiors: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
  • Square footage: 1 million square feet
  • Site acreage: 1.8 acres
  • Building materials: cement composite panels (Swiss Pearl), aluminum + glass curtain wall system, metal plate wall panels
  • LEED rating: SILVER
  • Sustainable features: urban site, orientation to sun and prevailing breezes, utilizes City of, Austin chilled water system, high recycled content materials, low VOC, materials, high-performance glazing.
  • Floors: 37 story tower, 10 floors hotel, 21 floors residences, 3 floors podium 4 floors mechanical

PUNTA IXTAPA in Zihuatanejo, Mexico by JSa Arquitectura

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: JSa Arquitectura

The complex has 102 apartments, of about 2,700-2,960 sq ft (duplex and simplex), in four towers, with different distribution layouts with a total area of 305,360 sq ft.

Inside the complex there are two swim clubs with three pools each, one pool for free swim, one for training, and one for kids. Each of these clubs has a multi-use room, with both, covered and open-air areas covering about 52,300 sq ft.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: JSa Arquitectura
  • Project: PUNTA IXTAPA
  • Location: Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo,  JSa Arquitectura
  • Project Date: 2013
  • Type of projects: Resort
  • Design Team: JSª / Javier Sanchez, Francisco Martinez, Jorge Bracho,, Othon Reynoso, David Herrera, Sofia Villareal, Savlan Hauser.
  • Interior Design: Larissa Kadner, Raúl martínez
  • Number of units: 102 apartments
  • Average surface area: 94 units between  265  m2 and  270 m2,  and 8 units of  460 m2
  • Área total construida, Total surface area: 538,195 sq ft

Bramham Gardens in Kensington, London by Keir Townsend

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Article source: Keir Townsend

Interior Design Studio, Keir Townsend provides a full scope of services from concept design and branding through to design implementation.

Though relatively new as an interior design partnership, Irina Townsend and Alastair Keir have already amassed a prestigious portfolio of residential and commercial work including the highly-acclaimed Novikov Restaurant and Bar in London’s Mayfair.

Image Courtesy © Keir Townsend

  • Architects: Keir Townsend
  • Project: Bramham Gardens
  • Location: Kensington, London

Invisible Hotel/ Transparent City in Athens, Greece by blp architects

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Article source: blp architects

Invisibility is essentially a question of transparency.

In 1963 Colin Rowe in his article Transparency: Literal and Phenomenal set the framework: \”At the beginning of any inquiry into transparency, a basic distinction must perhaps be established. Transparency may be an inherent quality of substance- as in a wire mesh or glass curtain wall, or it may be an inherent quality of organization\”. As an organization quality \”transparency means a simultaneous perception of different spatial locations\”.

Image Courtesy © blp architects

  • Architects: blp architects (Iro Bertaki Christina Loukopoulou Costis Paniyiris)
  • Project: Invisible Hotel/ Transparent City
  • Location:  Athens, Greece
  • Invited competition entry: January 2005
  • Exhibition: DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens: April 2005

The North Slope Ski Hotel by Michael Jantzen

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The North Slope Ski Hotel is a conceptual design proposal (in search of a client) for an eco-friendly ninety five room luxury hotel, which is powered primarily by the wind and by the sun. Eight large vertical axis wind turbines are mounted on the top of the hotel, and a very large array of flexible photovoltaic cells cover the lower south facing curved portion of the structure. These wind turbines and solar cells are used to supply most of the hotels electrical needs.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: The North Slope Ski Hotel
  • Status: Unbuilt

Hotel in Pieniny mountain by KWK Promes

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Article source: KWK Promes

On the picturesque site located near the Czorsztyn lake, the investor wanted to built his dream hotel. There are traditional houses standing on the nearest hill, that were moved from the village that was later flooded by the water of Czorsztyn lake. They have become the inspiration for the project.

Image Courtesy © KWK Promes

  • Architects: KWK Promes
  • Project: Hotel in Pieniny mountain
  • Author: Robert Konieczny
  • Co-author: Michał Lisiński,  Katarzyna Furgalińska
  • Collaboration:  Jakub Pstraś, Piotr Tokarski, Marcin Harnasz
  • Client: private
  • Structural engineering: Kornel Szyndler
  • Instalations: cegroup
  • Site area: 8360 m2
  • Usable floor area: 5368 m2
  • Volume: 10892 m3
  • Design: 2009

1 Hotel & Homes South Beach in Florida by EDSA

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Article source: EDSA

The 1 Hotel and Residences is located on the northern border of South Beach and “Mid-Beach”, Florida and sits on 600 feet of pristine beachfront. The property was originally built in the 1970’s and its interior and exterior spaces are being redesigned in an effort to reach LEED certification.

Image Courtesy © EDSA

  • Architects: EDSA
  • Project: 1 Hotel & Homes South Beac
  • Location: Florida, U.S.A

Solar Winds Desert Hotel by Michael Jantzen

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Solar Winds Desert Hotel is a conceptual design for a large (140 room) luxury eco hotel powered by the sun and the wind. The design symbolically evolved from thoughts about certain desert plants and how they function in a hot dry climate. The symbolic leaves of the Solar Winds Desert Hotel would shade various facilities at the base such as restaurants, a gym, a pool, a spa, retail spaces, offices, etc.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: Solar Winds Desert Hotel
  • Status: Unbuilt

Colorado River Bridge Hotel by Michael Jantzen

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Colorado River Bridge Hotel is a design proposal for a very site specific luxury eco-hotel that would span the Colorado River in the form of a large bridge. The design exploits in great detail, the wonders of a specific site on the river without disturbing it in any diverse way.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: Colorado River Bridge Hotel
  • Location: Colorado
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