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CitizenM Hotel in Schiphol, The Netherlands by Concrete Architectural Associates

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: Concrete Architectural Associates

CitizenM is a new Dutch hotel group that opens their first hotel at Schiphol Airport in the second quarter of 2008. The concept of the hotel is to cut out all hidden costs and remove all unnecessary items, in order to provide it guests a luxery feel for a budget price. The hotel exists of 230 rooms of 14 sq. m, all prefabricated produced in citizenM’s own factory and easy to transport. The rooms are stacked on a ground floor with a dynamic lobby / living-room space, creating rooms and F&B functions. Since CitizenM believes a great bed and a simple and clean bathroom is all we need during a city or business trip, the design is focused on these items.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers 

  • Architects: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project: CitizenM Hotel
  • Location: Schiphol, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers & Richard Powers
  • Client: CitizenM
  • Project team: Rob Wagemans, Erikjan Vermeulen, Jeroen Vester, Erik van Dillen, Matthijs Hombergen, Sofie Ruytenberg
  • Graphic design and visuals: KesselsKramer
  • Advisors:
    Technical drawings: ADF / Aveco de Bondt
    Structural engineer: Pieters bouwtechniek
    M+E engineer: Linssen / Ilex
    Room enginering: Well Design
    Acoustics and fire protection: TNO delft
    Costs and tender documents: Bureau Coppens
    General management execution: BFB advies
    Production Management execution: Van Delft
    ambient experience: Philips
    furniture lobby area: Vitra

Radisson Blu in Dakar, Senegal by SAOTA

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: SAOTA

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and tucked away in the Fann Corniche, the new Radisson Blu Hotel is a contemporary expression of Senegalese Style. The hotel was commissioned by the Teylium Group and forms part of a larger development which includes designer retail stores, apartments, spa, cinemas and a bowling alley. The brief called for 180 suites, a fine dining restaurant, an all-day restaurant, conference facilities, meeting rooms and admin facilities.

Image Courtesy © Jon Case & Vauban Radi

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: RadissonBlu
  • Location: Dakar, Senegal
  • Photography: Jon Case & Vauban Radi
  • Interior Design: ANTONI ASSOCIATES
  • Project Team: Mark Rielly, Vanessa Weissenstein, Andy Malcomess & Ashleigh Gilmour
  • Completion Date: June 2009

CitizenM Hotel in London by Concrete Architectural Associates

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: Concrete

citizenM is a new Dutch hotel group that opened their first hotel at Schiphol Airport in 2008. Their second hotel in Amsterdam City opened in 2009, followed in 2010 by citizenM Glasgow. citizenM Bankside will be the fourth hotel to open, and offers mobile citizens of the world affordable luxury in the heart of the city. The concept of the hotel is to cut out all hidden costs and remove all unnecessary items, in order to provide its guests a luxury feel for a budget price. The hotel exists of 192 rooms of 14 sq m, all prefabricated produced in a factory and easy to transport.

Image Courtesy © Richard Powers

  • Architects: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project: CitizenM Hotel
  • Location: London, UK
  • Photography: Richard Powers
  • Client: citizenM, Voorschoten, NL
  • Graphic design: KesselsKramer, Amsterdam
  • Styling cabinets: Bricks, Amsterdam
  • Artworks facade: Mark Titchner, London
  • Artwork interior: AVAF
  • Executive architect: AXIS architects, London
  • Structural engineer: Rambollʼs, London
  • M+E engineer: Battle McCarthy, London
  • Technical lighting advice: MBLD, London
  • Project management: citizenM
  • Room engineering: citizenM with build-out by Futureform
  • Structural engineering room module: Peter Dan Associates, London
  • Main contractor: Bowmer and Kirkland, Heage, Derbyshire
  • Room-module: FutureForm/Tingdene, Wellingborough

ME Hotel opens in London by Foster and Partners

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: Foster and Partners

The triangular site of the ME Hotel on the corner of Aldwych was once the home of the Gaiety Theatre, which was damaged during the war and demolished to make way for an office development. Completing the grand sweep of buildings that make up the 1920s crescent, the new scheme repairs the urban grain and restores a little lost glamour to the heart of the West End. The project, which is due to open in summer 2012, is the first flagship hotel in which everything, from the shell of the building to the bathroom fittings, has been designed by Foster + Partners – the result is an elegant fusion of interior and exterior design that signals a new contemporary approach for London’s boutique hotels.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Guerrero 

  • Architects: Foster and Partners
  • Project: ME Hotel opens
  • Location: London, UK
  • Photography: Francisco Guerrero
  • Appointment: 2004
  • Construction start: 2005
  • Completion: 2012
  • Area: 28 070 m²
  • Client: Grupo Urvasco S.A.
  • Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
  • Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon
  • M+E Engineer: BDSP
  • Lighting Engineer: Gordon Ingram Associates

Downtown in El Zocalo, Mexico by Cherem Arquitectos

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Article source: Cherem Arquitectos

Located near ‘ El Zocalo’, right in the heart of the old city where the Aztecs first settled and afterwards the Spaniards built churches and palaces using the existing stones that were part of the Aztec pyramids. “Downtown” is settled on a magnificent palace, witness of the XVII century architecture. Known as the “Palacio de los Condes de Miravalle”, the red volcanic rock walls, the multiple doors, window quarry frames and the handmade cement tiles, along with the glorious patios and a spectacular stone-forge staircase provide the building the unique flavor of the Mexican vice regal style.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro 

  • Architects: Cherem Arquitectos
  • Project: Downtown
  • Location: El Zocalo, Mexico
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro

W Barcelona Hotel in Barcelona, Spain by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

The sea is always an enormous challenge for an architect. The Mediterranean Sea is the most unusual site. The infrastructure works started with the opening of the new mouth that effectively divides theBarcelonaharbour into two areas: small and big ships. The urban mission of the project is to provide an extension at the south point to the city waterfront. The project includes a public plaza opening to the sea, a marina and a landmark hotel, a wonderful icon for a cosmopolitan city.

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura 

  • Architects: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
  • Project: W Barcelona Hotel
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Client: Nova Bocana Barcelona sa.
  • Floor area: 45,000 m
  • Construction: 2006
  • Completed: 2009
  • Software used: Autocad / 3D Max / Photoshop

Zois House Studios in Ljubljana, Slovenian by Arhitektura d.o.o.

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Article source: Arhitektura d.o.o.

Ljubljana, Slovenian capital, boasts a picturesque historic town core which is home to the grand Zois Palace, situated on the riverbanks of Ljubljanica. In the palace, Arhitektura d.o.o. designed a small modern hotel with eight studio apartments. Zois Palace was built at the end of the 18th century from several older buildings. It is famous for having been the home of Baron Žiga Zois (1747-1819) who marked Slovenian history as the patron of Slovenian cultural renaissance.

Image Courtesy © Marko Zoranovič 

  • Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o.
  • Project: Zois House Studios
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenian
  • Photography: Marko Zoranovič
  • Authors: Peter Gabrijelčič udia, Boštjan Gabrijelčič udia
  • Partners: Aleš Gabrijelčič
  • Investor: private
  • Construction year: 2012

The Zancudo Lodge in Zancudo, Costa Rica by Jeffrey Panameno Architecture

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Article source: Jeffrey Panameno Architecture

This is a sports fishing Lodge in the exhuberan pacific south of Costa Rica. The project is trying to blend contemporary architecture concepts with the tropical architecture language. In order to approach to this idea we decided to design wide open spaces and heights to get the most of the fantastic front ocean view, but at the same time the idea was to get a very warm and cozy feeling for the tourists.

Image Courtesy Jeffrey Panameno Architecture 

  • Architects: Jeffrey Panameno Architecture
  • Project: The Zancudo Lodge
  • Location: Zancudo, Costa Rica

The Cullen in Prahran VIC, Australia by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Article source:  Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

JCB were commissioned to design a new boutique hotel for the Asian Pacific Group which included retail with a restaurant, bar, cafe plus five storey hotel development with setback gymnasium and pool on roof deck. An important idea for the architectural solution was to encourage a connection from Greville Street along the Grattan Gardens to Commercial Road.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

  • Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
  • Project: The Cullen
  • Location: Prahran VIC, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Architect: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects, Capitol Commercial Architecture
  • Project Team: Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Graham Burrows, Michael Stelluto, Rob Kennon 
  • Contact Person: Tim Jackson 
  • Project Address: Commercial Road, Prahran Victoria, Australia 
  • Project Type: Hotel 
  • Project Size: Site area 1200m2 
  • Construction Cost: Confidential 
  • Completion Date: 2009 
  • Project Duration: Design – 6 months, Construction – 12 months
  • Interior design: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
  • Builder: Asian Pacific Group
  • Structural: Rincovitch Consultants
  • Interiors: Capitol Commercial Architecture
  • Software used: MicroStation

Nanjing Road Mixed Use Area in Qingdao, China by RTA-Office

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Article source: RTA-Office

The 200.000 square meters complex aims to create a new and contemporary urban space. We have distributed the volumes on the parcel in order to get at the same time both an open public space and an intimate one. The many passages through the project offer walk paths for resident and visitors. The mixed-use project occupies an entire block of the city of Qingdao.

Image Courtesy RTA-Office 

  • Architects: RTA-Office
  • Project: Nanjing Road Mixed Use Area
  • Location: Qingdao, China
  • Plot area: 26.810 m2
  • Total construction area: 210.700 m
  • Project: 2012
  • Completion Date: in progress
  • Landscape Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office in collaboration with Tengyuan Design Institute Co. (Qingdao)
  • Architecture Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office in collaboration with Tengyuan Design Institute Co. (Qingdao)
  • Interior Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office in collaboration with Tengyuan Design Institute Co. (Qingdao)
  • Client: Zhong Lian
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