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The Mood @ LKF in Hong Kong by Theo Texture

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: Theo Texture

THE MOOD @ LKF located at the top of Lan Kwai Fong, is an 12-storey office building revamped into a boutique hotel, a new architectural genre for urban Hong Kong. A white aluminum cladded mask in organic cellular shapes over black glass is created at the lower part of the building, framed in LED lights. The name and the logo of the hotel are designed with two “O”s to correspond with this organic cellular motif which is repeated throughout the hotel. These cellular motifs and black and white colors are employed to echo the urban chic feel of the neighboring of Lan Kwai Fong, in and out of the building as well as in the graphics.

The Mood @ LKF

  • Architects: Theo Texture
  • Project: The Mood @ LKF
  • Location: Hong Kong

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Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City by Handel Architects (designed using Microstation)

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Article source: Handel Architects LLP

Dream Downtown Hotel is a 184,000 SF boutique hotel in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The 12-story building includes 316 guestrooms, two restaurants, rooftop and VIP lounges, outdoor pool and pool bar, a gym, event space, and ground floor retail.

16th street façade looking north (Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte)

  • Architects: Handel Architects LLP
  • Project: Dream Downtown Hotel
  • Location: New York City
  • Client: Hampshire Hotels & Resorts+ VikramChatwal Hotels
  • Architect Team: Frank Fusaro, AIA, Partner, Handel Architects
  • Site area: 25,300 SF
  • Gross Floor area: 184,700 SF
  • Landscape: Design/Build, Handel Architects with Blondies Treehouse, Inc
  • Software used: Microstation

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Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland by OOIIO Architecture

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Article source: OOIIO Architecture

In Reykjavik, Iceland capital they wanted to build a big new hotel in Ingolfstorg, a public existing plaza in Kvosin, the city historical  center, very close to the Iceland Parliament.  The program was asking for a way too big building that couldn´t work well with the existing city pattern. There are no big buildings  on this area.  OOIIO Architecture team decided to break the big hotel into 2 hotels. This decision make all the program to work much better,  not only because the size of the buildings is more suitable with the historical center, also because the client could build now the  buildings in different phases, and if he wants, use building A as a 5 stars hotel and building B as a 4 stars hotel, so the scheme is  more  flexible for its economical benefits.

Hotel in Reykjavik

  • Architects: OOIIO Architecture
  • Project: Hotel in Reykjavik
  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Team: Joaquín Millán Villamuelas, Belén Gómez Mendiguchía, Javier Urruti a Sanchez, Kristi nn R. Ólafsson, Gema López March, Marta Cacho Guinea.

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The Helix Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE by Leeser Architecture

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Article source: Leeser Architecture

Al Qudra Real Estate (AQRE) intend to call out to a design competition for an iconic hotel in Zayed Bay Development in the choice property between Sheikh Zayed Bridge and the sea, as a waterfront mixed-use development situated at the entrance of Abu Dhabi Island – United Arab Emirates.Zayed Bay was planned as a mixed-use community comprising office, residential, commercial, retail, entertainment, hotel, and community services facilities. A project is an iconic, 9 stories, five-star hotel which caters to the development and the region. Well appointed, fully equipped and prestigious designed, the hotel is the ideal setting for business meetings, conferences, press events and workshops. Although it primarily caters to the elite businessman, the hotel also offers a host of leisure, sports, entertainment and gastronomy facilities.

Entry

  • Architects: Leeser Architecture
  • Project: The Helix Hotel
  • Location: Zayed Bay, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Formal Competition name: The Pre-Concept Design of Iconic Hotel – Zayed Bay Development
  • Competition date: July 10th, 2008
  • Competition scale: (international, regional or in one country)International
  • Place in the competition: First
  • Client: Al Qudra Real Estate/QP International
  • Organizer: Al Qudra Real Estate/QP International
  • Building area: 23,086 square meters

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Sake MANZO in Beijing, China by Beijing Matsubara and Architects

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: Beijing Matsubara and Architects

Dining space made by various combinations of Chinese craftsmanship

The site is located in a residential area, adjacent to theeast side of Beijing Third Ring Road. This is a renovation project of an old building made into a Japanese restaurant.

Facade (Images Courtesy Misae HIROMATSU)

  • Architect: Beijing Matsubara and Architects – Hironori MATSUBARA,Kazunori YAMAGUCHI
  • Name of Project: Sake MANZO
  • Location: TuanjiehuBeisitiao, Chaoyang district, Beijing, China
  • Total floor area: 382 sq. m.
  • Design period: Apr – Aug. 2011
  • Completion: Sep. 2003
  • Construction:LI Qiyun
  • Client:Beijing YilinChuangyeShangmao Ltd
  • Photographer:Misae HIROMATSU

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Nobis Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Article source: Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects

Towards the end of the 19th century, every self-respecting city erected what it considered to be its biggest and best hotel. It was usually named Grand Hotel and was more often than not paid for out of the private pockets of wealthy barons. These hotels are often still in use today and have a charm that maybe only a century-old ideal of quality can give.

Image Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects 
  • Project: Nobis Hotel
  • Location: Norrmalmstorg 2-4, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Client:    Nobis Group, Sandro Catenacci
  • Contractor:  Ebab
  • Total floor area: 8750 kvm
  • Year of construction of the south building: 1884-86
  • Year of construction of the north building: 1890-93
  • Re-construction year: 2010
  • Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman

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Hotel Aliah in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Hiperstudio + Arkiz

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Article source: Hiperstudio + Arkiz

This project has been awarded as the winner of a competition organized by Aliah, a company which promotes sustainable development through practices and businesses that are profitable with a positive socio-environmental impact.

The goal of the competition was to develop a project of a sustainable luxury hotel complex for the 2014 World Cup, to be built in the outskirts of Sao Paulo.

General View

  • Architects: Hiperstudio + Arkiz
  • Project: Hotel Aliah
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Year: 2012
  • Team: Alexandre Hepner, João Paulo Payar, Matheus Marques, Rafael Brych, Ricardo Felipe Gonçalves
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3D Max and Photoshop

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Joshua Hall in Cleveland, Ohio by Maker

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Article source: Maker

Located in the Joshua Hall Building, a former stag hotel in Cleveland’s Gateway Neighborhood, the design for a Live/ Work unit eschews conventional loft typologies in order to maximize square footage and natural light. Portions of the original floor plates are removed while new plates are inserted around a central void, extending beyond the existing roof plane.

Interior View

  • Architect: Maker
  • Name of Project: Joshua Hall
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Software used: AutoCad for documentation, and then worked with physical models to explain the design to the contractors.

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Hotel Balneum in Tiszafüred, Hungary by Ferdinand and Ferdinand Architects (designed using ArchiCAD, Artlantis, and AutoCAD)

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Article source: Ferdinand and Ferdinand Architects

The idea of the architect was to endow the building with a modern and esthetic  appearance using traditional local materials. That’s why light plaster was selected together with ceramic roof tiles and plenty of wood –  for terraces, for pergolas and for shields. Thanks to the  flood forests  – in this part of the country wood has always been available for building village houses. Willow tree is probably the most characteristic tree of the region,  twigs and branches of willow trees were wickered to create usefull household objects, such as baskets, armchairs, etc. This tradition was continued in the interior decoration of the spa – the reception desk was made of wickered willow tree, as well as the lampshades of suspension lamps and of consoles, and wicked willow branches were used to shape chests of drawers – all that was hand made by local ladies, in accordance with the local patriot attitude of the owner.

Hotel Balneum

  • Architects: Ferdinand and Ferdinand Architects
  • Project: Hotel Balneum
  • Location: Tiszafüred, Hungary
  • Project Architect: Arpad ferdinand, Csaba Ferdinand
  • Software used: AutoCad, ArchiCad and Artlantis

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel in The Netherlands by Mecanoo

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: Mecanoo

Iconic appearance
The new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol hotel is situated in a prominent location alongside the access roads to the international airport terminal. Because the hotel is twisted from the plinth by 45 degrees, one of the facades faces the Ceintuurbaan. This gives the hotel not only momentum, but also a visual connection with the office strip. The building is the final chord of the staccato rhythm of the WTC towers and a welcoming icon to both the Schiphol boulevard and the Ceintuurbaan. The hotel, which features a cubic design and round edges, will differ subtly from its surroundings in both shape and facade. All surrounding buildings at the airport, mainly office buildings, have orthogonal organized facades.

Facade - evening view

  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Project: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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