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Reforma Towers in Mexico City, Mexico by Richard Meier & Partners

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article source: Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier & Partners is proud to announce their new project in Mexico City. The new Reforma Towers will become a dynamic mixed-use development composed of two towers with offices, a hotel, retail space, restaurants and a fitness center.

Mexico City represents one of the most important cultural and commercial centers in Latin America. As the city’s economy continues to thrive, it is Richard Meier & Partners intention to develop a project that is sensitive to the history of Mexico and its rich architectural legacy.

Image Courtesy © Richard Meier & Partners

  • Architects: Richard Meier & Partners
  • Project: Reforma Towers
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Design Principals: Richard Meier, Bernhard Karpf
  • Project Manager: Ringo Offermann
  • Project Architect: David Ricardo Davila
  • Project Team: Techan Abe, Kevin Browning, Amy DeDonato, John Jourden, Aung Thu Kyaw, Chris Layda, Christopher Lewis, Ian Lotto, Sharon Oh , Giorgio Villa, Sharon Oh, Giorgio Villa.
  • Associate Architect: DiametroArquitectos
  • Major Materials: Aluminum curtain wall, glass, white architectural concrete, pre-cast concrete panels
  • Program: Office, Hotel, Retail, Restaurant, Gym, Parking
  • Building Height Office Tower: 180m
  • Building Height Hotel Tower: 110m
  • Floor Area: 120,000m2 total, 101,500m2 above ground, 48,500 m2 office tower (Above 9th floor), 11,500 m2 hotel tower (Above 9th floor)

Ecork Hotel in Évora, PORTUGAL by JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ – ARQUITECTO

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Article source: JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ – ARQUITECTO

Ecork is a Hotel in Évora , Portugal , with a spa , health club , gym, restaurant , bar , conference rooms , outdoor pool and 56 bungalows .

Built on a set of cork and olive trees, the general plan is inspired in the Medieval villages of the Alentejo, where it was common to find a main complex ( Castle ) and several white buildings around it .

Image Courtesy © FG + SG

  • Architects: JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ – ARQUITECTO
  • Project: Ecork Hotel
  • Location: Évora, PORTUGAL
  • Photography: FG + SG
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Area: 6300 m2
  • Design time: November 2008
  • Complition time: May 2013
  • Interior Design and Decoration: JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ – ARQUITECTO
  • Civil engineer: NEWTON, Consultores de Engenharia
  • Mechanics Engineer: ENES.COORD

The Room Bar & Club in the Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg in Germany by LUCEM GmbH

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Article source: LUCEM GmbH

New hotspot in Hamburg: „The Room“ Bar & Club presents the world’s first Light Transmitting Concrete bar with single LED pixel technology.

The 4 star superior Hotel Radisson Blu in Hamburg with its exceptional design is located in the heart of the vibrant metropolis Hamburg directly next to the ICE Dammtor train station and the downtown oasis, the botanical garden „Planten un Blomen“. For demanding business travellers and tourists, the hotel is an ideal spot within Hamburg downtown area with stylish ambience, first class service and an unique panorama view over the city of Hamburg.

Image Courtesy © LUCEM GmbH

  • Architects: LUCEM GmbH
  • Project: The Room Bar & Club in the Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg
  • Location: Germany
  • Owner: The Room Betriebs GmbH, Hamburg
  • Designer: FRANK THEUERKAUF, Hamburg
  • Year: 2013
  • Material: LUCEM LINE Anthrazit
  • Format: 120 cm x 60 cm
  • Thickness: 15 mm
  • Area: 40 qm
  • Mounting system: Metal frame
  • Light technology: Single-pixel-LED realised by Amptown, Hamburg
  • Installation: Köster+Heins Ladenbau, Hamburg

Comcast Innovation and Technology Centre in Philadelphia, PA by Foster + Partners

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Article source: Foster + Partners

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY) announced today they will jointly develop the “Comcast Innovation and Technology Center” on the 1800 block of Arch Street in Center City Philadelphia. The proposed $1.2 billion 59-story, 1,121-foot tower will neighbor Comcast Center, Comcast Corporation’s global headquarters, and become a dedicated home for the company’s growing workforce of technologists, engineers, and software architects. The facility will also create a media center in the heart of the City by becoming home to the operations of local broadcast television stations NBC 10/WCAU and Telemundo 62/WWSI and offer space for local technology startups.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Comcast Innovation and Technology Centre
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
  • Client: Comcast, Liberty Property Trust
  • Design Team: David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, Nigel Dancey, Grant Brooker, Andy Bow, Russell Hales, James Barnes, Katy Roach, Dominik Hauser, Chris West, Chad Bishop, David Burton, Heidi Chi, William Gordon, Insub Lee, Yuan Hsin Lo, Andreas Peyerl, Alfredo Gonzalaez Pleguezuelos, Paola Nene Saktis, Eva Seo-Andersen, Rosy Subberwal, Theodoros Themistocleous, Sarah Wai, Emilio Ortiz Zaforas.
  • Collaborating Architect: Kendall Heaton Associates
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Mechanical and ElectricalEngineers: Bala
  • Landscape Consultant: Olin Studio
  • Lighting Consultant: Susan Tillotson
  • LEED Consultant: Atelier Ten
  • Façade Consultant: Israel Berger + Associates
  • Main Contractor: Driscoll
  • Appointment: 2013
  • Construction Start: 2014
  • Projected Completion: 2017
  • Site Area: 62,410ft² (5,797.89m²)
  • Area (Gross): 1,799,244ft² (167,149m²)

Hotel Kapok Shenzhen Bay in China by Goettsch Partners

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Article source: Goettsch Partners 

Located adjacent to the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center athletic complex, the new Hotel Kapok, designed by Goettsch Partners (GP), is a 19-story boutique hotel with 242 rooms. The design attempts to provide the guest with a unique spatial quality that eliminates the cloistered and disorienting nature of typical hotel corridors. In response, a pinwheel plan was developed, allowing for corridors that end in vision glass with a punctuation of light and views.

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners

  • Architects: Goettsch Partners
  • Project: Hotel Kapok Shenzhen Bay
  • Location: China
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, 3DS Max and Photoshop

LIBRARY AND ENTITIES HOTEL in Barcelona, Spain by santamaria . arquitectes

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Article source:  santamaria . arquitectes

The3.773 m²plot, is depressed in relation to the streets that configure it. The remaining part of the block is occupied by the Auditorium-Theatre and School of Music, located in a two storey building built in 2003.

The Cultural Center extension is concentrated in a 3 storey compact volume and it contains a public library on the ground floor, entities hotel in first and second floors, and theatre spaces extension on the second floor.

Image Courtesy © Francesc Rubí

  • Architects: santamaria . arquitectes
  • Project: LIBRARY AND ENTITIES HOTEL
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Francesc Rubí
  • Partners: Mireia Palomas, Pilar Toll, Gemma Torras
  • Consultants: JSS Enginyeria i arquitectura (instalaciones), Manuel Arguijo y Asociados (cálculo esctructura)
  • Client: Diputació de Barcelona, Navarcles Town Council
  • Area: 2.072’54 m2
  • Budget: 2.919.482 €
  • Software used:Archicad14

Sohsul Hotel in Seoul, S.Korea by Archigroup ma

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Article source: Archigroup ma

It is a common sense that detailing takes its place at the later phase of process, and this is especially true for an architectural design. However, on the other hand, I think it is possible for detail to be the beginning of the process. The more so, if the process is for interior design. Although Mies van dero Rohe said “God is in the details” to emphasize <precision> and Rem Koolhaas stated “no money, no detail, just pure concept” to put <concept> of the plan before anything, the detail was what connected the beginning and the end of this project. The detail is not limited to properly joining and finishing the materials. It motivates the design, brings harmony to neighboring materials, and sometimes the detail itself grant certain characteristic to the whole space. Every material has its own unique characteristics and it can be revealed through the detail. Properly displayed detail distinguishes itself from the other materials, and that uniqueness became the main material for the design for this project.

Image Courtesy © Sun Namgoong

Image Courtesy © Sun Namgoong

  • Architects: Archigroup ma
  • Project: Sohsul Hotel
  • Location: 53, Banpo-daero 14-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, S.Korea
  • Photography: Sun Namgoong
  • Interior Design: Geunju Yoon, Junghwan Hwang
  • Hotel Features: 52 Rooms(12 Types), Lobby, Restaurant, Multipurpose Room
  • Gross floor area: 3,771.03§³
  • Buildings Scope: B2, 13F
  • Client & Construction: Youngwoo Seo (Bit Sal Co.)
  • Floor finishing: Wood flooring, Marble, Tiles(Italy)
  • Wall finishing: Wood, marble, Tiles(Italy), Made wallpaper, Eco-friendly paints
  • Ceiling finishing: Tiles(Italy), Made wallpaper, Eco-friendly paints

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Tobaco Hotel in Lodz, Poland by EC-5

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: EC-5

Tobaco Hotel is located in the centre of Łódź, among historic tenement houses and old factory buildings. The hotel is part of the historic factory building complex. Since 1895, Karol Kretschmer had operated a wool textile factory there. In 1932, the National Cigarette Factory opened on the former textile factory premises. Nowadays, the whole building complex has been modernised and adapted to housing and hotel purposes.

Image Courtesy © MichaÅ‚ Mazurowicz

  • Architects: EC-5
  • Project: Tobaco Hotel
  • Location: Lodz, Poland
  • Photography: MichaÅ‚ Mazurowicz
  • Architecture Project Team: Luiza JodÅ‚owska, Martyna Nowak, Hanna Pietras, Piotr Płóciennik, Dorota SzafraÅ„ska
  • Year: 2013

Ames Hotel in Boston by Rockwell Group

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: Rockwell Group

Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) (“Morgans”) opens Ames in Boston, the latest addition to the company’s collection of Originals.

We are very pleased to be working with Normandy Real Estate Partners on the reinvention of this iconic building and to offer our guests a destination in Boston like no other. We took great pains to preserve the historic elements of the building while adding a spectacular, modern design creating a tension between the two and resulting in a truly special and original experience,” said Marc Gordon, President of Morgans Hotel Group. “Boston is a dynamic, cultural city, relevant both to our company and our guests.

Image Courtesy © Rockwell Group

  • Architects: Rockwell Group
  • Project: Ames Hotel
  • Location: Boston, U.S.A

A mixed-use vertical city in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by OMA

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: OMA

De Rotterdam is conceived as a vertical city: three interconnected mixed-use towers accommodating offices, apartments, a hotel, conference facilities, shops, restaurants, and cafes. The project began in 1997. Construction started at the end of 2009, with completion in 2013.

Image Courtesy © Michel van de Kar

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: A mixed-use vertical city
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Michel van de Kar, Charlie Koolhaas, Ossip van Duivenbode, Philippe Ruault, OMA
  • Status: Commission 1997, groundbreaking December 2009, completion November 2013
  • Clients: De Rotterdam CV, The Hague (Joint venture MAB, The Hague, OVG, Rotterdam)
  • Site: Former harbor waterfront between KPN tower and Cruise Terminal at Kop van Zuid
  • Program: Total 162,000m2: offices 72,000m2; 240 apartments 34,5000m2; hotel (278 rooms), congress, restaurant 19,000m2; retail, F&B 1,000m2; leisure 4,500m2; parking (approx. 650 vehicles) 31,000m2
  • Partners in charge: Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon
  • Associate in charge: Kees van Casteren Team 1997–2001 (50% SD): Christina Beaumont, Stefan Bendiks, Frans Blok, Robert Cheoff, Bert Karel Deuten, Sharon Goren, Juan Guardetti, Jens Holm, Alex de Jong, Adam Kurdahl, Carolien Ligtenberg, Anna Little, Nuno Rosado, Saskia Simon, Johan de Wachter, Barbara Wolff.
  • Team 2007–08 (50% SD – building permit): Chantal Aquilina, Eva Dietrich, Anita Ernödi, Markus Frank, Jonah Gamblin, Clarisa Garcia-Fresco, Alex de Jong, Michel van de Kar, Christoph Michael, Elida Mosquera, Mauro Parravicini, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Raphael Pulido, Louise Sullivan, Olaf Turck, Manuel Villanueva, with: Chun Chiu, Duncan Flemington, Evangelos Kotsioris, Sören Martinussen, Nobuki Ogasahara, Theo Petrides, Benoit Schelstraete, Ian Schopa, Kyo Stockhaus, Joao Viera Costa, Luca Vigliero, Jussi Vuori, Jean-Paul Willemse.
  • Team 2009–13 (construction phase, interiors): Michel van de Kar (associate), Marlies Boterman, Christoph Michael, with: Katrien van Dijk, Nathalie Gozdziak, Sai Shu, Saskia Simon, Tomas Dirrix, Erik de Haan, Jue Qiu, Pal Trodahl.
  • Interiors hotel (2013): Saskia Simon, Marina Cogliani, Clive Hennessey, Yasuhito Hirose, Arminas Sadzevicius.
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