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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


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.


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


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


Hotel Portago Urban in Granada, Spain by ILMIODESIGN

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Article source: ILMIODESIGN

Hotel PORTAGO URBAN is the second Global Suites chain. As the name says its connotation is urban. The space is inspired by the figure of a typical English gentleman, blending style with relaxed and colorful atmosphere that permeates this central district of Granada. A series of messages stamped on the headboard and the entry invite us to relax and enjoy your stay. You always have someone next to that will give you a good night!

Interior View (Images Courtesy Alfonso Acedo)

  • Architect: ILMIODESIGN
  • Name of Project: Hotel Portago Urban
  • Location: Granada, Spain
  • Area: 1000 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Photo: Alfonso Acedo


Vdara Hotel & Spa at CityCenter in Las Vegas,Nevada by Rafael Vinoly Architects

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Article source: Rafael viNoly architects

The CityCenter Condo-Hotel, a $510 million, 1,543- room condominium-hotel, is a key component of MGM/Mirage’s new flagship development. The 1.6 million-square-foot residential hotel includes three dining facilities, pool and spa areas, and additional retail and office space. The hotel tower will be 54 stories tall, rising up to 550 feet above street level. Located at a strategic junction between the new CityCenter hotel and casino and the existing Bellagio Hotel & Casino, the project will serve as the gateway between both buildings, connecting two of MGM/Mirage’s largest and most prominent properties in Las Vegas. The project is scheduled to be completed by winter 2009.

Vdara Hotel & Spa at CityCenter

  • Architects: Rafael Vinoly Architects
  • Project: Vdara Hotel & Spa at CityCenter, Las Vegas
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Budget: $ 527,000,000
  • Size: 1,610,000 gross square feet
  • Project status: Completed
  • Type: Hotel, Residential, Retail, Pool, Spa, Conference Center
  • Software used: Didn’t really use anything special. Just Autocad. Did a lot of modeling in Rhino and did some sun exposure studies and renderings in 3d Studio Max as well.


Epic Sana Luanda Hotel in Angola by NLA Architect

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: NLA ArquItectos

The hotel building is an architectural structure designed as a whole, and possessing a unique identity and expression. this is the result of a relationship between the two main buildings: one that defines the hotel’s setting and a second one, a tower, which is mainly made up of the different residential levels. besides the fact that the connecting of the two forms has to do with the function of the hotel itself, it is above all related to a desire to be complementary on the level of the form and the architectural language, as well as a concern to be adequately integrated within the urban landscape made up of the buildings around it.

Epic Sana Luanda Hotel

  • Architects: NLA Architect
  • Project: Epic Sana Luanda Hotel
  • Location: Luanda, Angola
  • Date: 2005
  • Architecture: nla – nuno leÓnIdas arquItectos, lda. – nuno leónidas, Vasco leónidas, alexandre silva fernandes
  • General coordination: nla – nuno leÓnIdas arquItectos, lda. – nuno leónidas
  • Interior design: nl decoração, lda.
  • Client: azItrust – comércio Internacional e Investimento, lda.
  • Structure: estIplano – estudos e projectos, lda.


International Business Center with an Intercontinental Hotel in Yerevan, Armenia by SMV Architects (designed using ArchiCAD)

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Article source: SMV Architects

The General Plan of Yerevan was created by academician Alexander Tamanian at the beginning of the 20th century  was planned to be reconstructed as a city-park. But this plan was distorted and further construction was carried out  by careless destruction of green area and distortion of natural landscape.

International Business Center

  • Architects: SMV Architects
  • Project: International Business Center with an Intercontinental Hotel
  • Location: Yerevan, Armenia
  • Project Team: SMVH architects /Sargis Sardaryan, Ruzanna Mamyan, Anahit Hayrapetyan, Ani Veranyan
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


Hotel Caldor in Vienna, Austria by Söhne & Partner Architects

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Article source: Söhne & Partner Architects

Seedörfl is a small collection of houses, the surrounding landscape is flat. To the northeast the federal highway B16 cuts through the fields. The two-storey folded volume of the building with its projecting snout, bedrooms on the first floor and striking perforated bands along the façade looks like a built logo. The large asphalted approach, turning and parking area and the self check-in facility in the open foyer give the building something of the flair of a motel. Rooms – from a size of only ten square meters – are reduced on a minimum which doesn’t feel small. The materials are reduced to a minimum too. The bathroom is screened by glass panes with a sliding door. As a result the red three-dimensional bathroom strip becomes an integral part of the room. Guests receive their key when they want – on the early morning or late night.

Image Courtesy Severin Wurnig

  • Architects: Söhne & Partner Architects
  • Project: Hotel Caldor
  • Location: Seedörfl, Vienna, Austria
  • Client: Martin Reichard
  • Design team: Thomas Bärtl, Michael Prodinger , Guido Trampitsch
  • Photography: Severin Wurnig
  • Structural Engineers: Die Acht, Nasserzare
  • Contractors: Electrician: Fa. RTZ, Plumber: Fa. Krobath, Joiner: Fa. Mayerhofer, Painter: Fa. Purpurrot, Drywaller: Fa. Akron, Locksmith: Fa. Zeilinger
  • Built up area: 800 m2
  • Construction time: 7 month
  • Year of completion: 2009


Hotel Ayre Rosselló in Barcelona, Spain by Johannes K. Wortmann

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Article source: Johannes K. Wortmann

To be confronted with a building site in the shadow of the “Sagrada Familia“ a key work of  the Catalan master Antoni Gaudí, is an unique opportunity in the life of an architect.

We were perfectly aware that the particular modernist style – to be read as a Catalan version of Art Nouveau – influenced by surrealism, the colorful ornaments reflecting organic elements taken out of nature, as well as the daring structure of the cathedral, represents for the city of Barcelona the same overwhelming attraction as the Frank Gehry`s Guggenheim Museum for Bilbao.

Image Courtesy Stefan Müller

  • Architects: Johannes K. Wortmann
  • Project: Hotel Ayre Rosellón. 4* and 105 rooms
  • Location: Rosellón, 390, Barcelona, Spain
  • Promoter: ALCOTAS S.L (Operated by: Ayre Hoteles)
  • Project year: 2009
  • Co-authors: Guillermo Bañares, Carlos Narváez
  • Consultants: Juan Almendro Ferrer (HVAC), BOMA (Structure), TRAM (executive site management), José Luís Vázquez (client project management), Michela Mezzavila (lighting), Lucho Marcial + AVA Studio (Interior Design)
  • Collaborators: Serenella di Dio, Ava Costa, Laia Capellades
  • Construction company: COPCISA
  • Surface: 5.208 m2 (above ground level)
  • Photographs: Stefan Müller
  • Software used: AutoCAD



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