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PROTOTYPE CENTER OF ALTERNATIVE ALPINE TOURISM in Metsovo, Greece by FParchitect

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Article source: FParchitect

The Prototype Center of Alternative Alpine Tourism, located in Lake Springs Aoou Metsovo, is designed to give a boost and a new market in tourism, both as regards quality of services provided, and the variety of options. It is a center that can meet and reconcile the needs for recreation and relaxation (hotel unit – bungalow, restaurant, pool building) with the sport (sports center, boats port) and culture (convention center). These uses and the way their organization, make the band a unit that can operate autonomously, as is 20 km from the town of Metsovo. The composition blends with the natural environment, which is particularly beautiful, and topography, not by challenging existing habitats (forest, lake). For this reason,are been used principles and technologies of energy and bioclimatic design such as green roofs, the use of photovoltaic (main roof, blinds) and geothermal energy. Finally, the extensive use of materials such as wood, stone and glass contribute to reconciliation between the Centre and its environment.

Image Courtesy © FParchitect

Image Courtesy © FParchitect

  • Architects: FParchitect
  • Project: PROTOTYPE CENTER OF ALTERNATIVE ALPINE TOURISM
  • Location: Metsovo – Greece – Aoos Srings Lake
  • Software used: Autocad Architecture, 3dstudio max, Maxwellrender, Adobe Illustrator
  • Study: Filippos Plataris – Architect
  • Status: Architectural project
  • Building Surface: 6275.65 sq.m.
  • Year: 2010

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Grace Santorini Hotel & Villa by Divercity & Mplusm

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Article source: Divercity & Mplusm

This 20-room hotel (a joint project between Divercity and Mplusm) is carved into the cliff-face 300m above Santorini’s volcanic caldera. The understated design allows this extraordinary landscape to take centre stage. The hotel provides a contemporary interpretation of vernacular architecture: economy of space, radical simplicity, and organic forms.

Overview of the hotel, Image Courtesy © Erieta Attali

Overview of the hotel, Image Courtesy © Erieta Attali

  • Architects: Divercity & Mplusm
  • Project: Grace Santorini Hotel & Villa
  • Location: Santorini, Greece
  • Photography: Erieta Attali & Serge Detalle
  • Client: Grace Hotels Group
  • Status: Complete, 2010 (Hotel), 2012 (Villa)
  • Architects:
    • Divercity & Mplusm (Hotel)
    • Divercity (Villa)
  • Principal Architects:
    • Divercity – Nikolas Travasaros  / Christina Achtypi
    • Mplusm – Memos Filippidis / Marita Nikoloutsou
  • Total plot area: 1,033.72 m2
  • Total building area: 621.23 m2
  • Interior Designers: 
    • Divercity & Mplusm
    • Sophia Vantaraki, (space consultant)
    • Alkistie Skarlatou (lighting designer)

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Hotel Adriatic in Rovinj, Croatia by Studio 3LHD

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Article source: Studio 3LHD

Adriatic is a unique hotel with art providing an unrepeatable ambient in which fantasy and reality interact through artistic interventions and everyday objects. The existing building situated on an attractive site next to the sea was constructed in 1913 as one of the first hotels in the region and is nowadays the only one situated in the urban structure of the city of Rovinj.

Image Courtesy © Studio 3LHD

Image Courtesy © Studio 3LHD

  • Architects: Studio 3LHD
  • Project: Hotel Adriatic
  • Location: Rovinj, Croatia
  • Program: leisure, tourism
  • Status: completed
  • Project start date: 31.03.2014
  • Project end date: 01.06.2015
  • Construction start date: 28.01.2015
  • Construction end date: 01.07.2015
  • Type: commission
  • Site (m2): 821
  • Size (m2): 1911
  • Footprint (m2): 821
  • Geolocation: 45°4’54” N, 13°38’4” E (more…)

‘Baumgeflüster’ Treehouse Hotel in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany by baumraum

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Article source: baumraum

Stately trees, a beautiful landscape, a good selection of leisure activities, and, if possible, a pre-existing infrastructure – a site that offers all these things is a good candidate for hosting a treehouse hotel. Add a realistic chance of obtaining a building permit, and the auspices for success are very good indeed.

Image Courtesy © Andreas Wenning

Image Courtesy © Andreas Wenning

  • Architects: baumraum
  • Project: ‘Baumgeflüster’  Treehouse Hotel
  • Location: Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
  • Photography: Andreas Wenning
  • Interior area: 35,6 qm
  • Terrace area: 12,4 qm
  • Opening: 2011
  • Trees: a oak
  • Height: situated in the height of 3.5 m
  • Bearing structure: The terrace is suspended from the oak tree by means of stainless steel cables and textile straps; the treehouse’s load rests on 14 asymmetrically arranged and leaning steel supports
  • Façade construction: from inside to outside: 20 mm larch boarding, untreated; 100 mm natural Insalation DWD; wind foil; 20 mm air space; 100 mm massive Wood Walls, bias-cut larch battens, horizontal

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Roof terrace of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Moscow by Destilat

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Article source: Destilat

“The Ritz Carlton Moscow” hotel, located in the centre of Moscow, is one of the city’s top addresses – not least due to its O2 lounge bar on the 12th floor with its approximately 1.100-sq m roof terrace.

Image Courtesy © Destilat

Image Courtesy © Destilat

  • Architects: Destilat
  • Project: Roof terrace of the Ritz Carlton Hotel
  • Location: Moscow, Russia

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LIANJIANG BUTTERFLY BAY in China by NEXT architects

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Article source: NEXT architects

The site is located next to a branch of the Min River. The aim of the master plan is the exploit the proximity of water by connecting to as many buildings as possible.The main master plan concept is symbolised by a hand touching the water, each finger represents a tongue of land reaching towards the river. Perpendicular to the tongue of land, the buildings directly face the water.

Image Courtesy © NEXT architects

Image Courtesy © NEXT architects

  • Architects: NEXT architects
  • Project: LIANJIANG BUTTERFLY BAY
  • Location: Lianjiang, China
  • Photography: NEXT architects
  • Client: Citychamp Real Estate
  • Type / Program / Purpose: 70 Villa’s, Townhouses (85 units), Two apartment towers (180 units), Boutique hotel, (88 rooms), Commerce, Underground parking
  • Floor area: 120,000sqm
  • Completion: 2015

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Suite Novote in The Hague, Netherlands by Constance Guisset

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Article source: Constance Guisset

Thinking the hotel as a home.
Bringing everyday comfort to a public place.

Image Courtesy © Constance Guisset

Image Courtesy © Constance Guisset

  • Architects: Constance Guisset
  • Project: Suite Novote
  • Location: The Hague, Netherlands

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Hotel Pat Inn in Chichi-jima, Japan by Kichi Architectural Design

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Article source: Kichi Architectural Design

This inn is located on Chichi-jima, which is part of the Ogasawara archipelago located in the Pacific Ocean approximately 1000 km south of Tokyo.

Image Courtesy © Ippei Shinzawa

Image Courtesy © Ippei Shinzawa

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Dream Inn in San Juan, Puerto Rico by Coleman – Davis Pagán Arquitectos

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Article source: Coleman – Davis Pagán Arquitectos

A Hindu family, long – time Ocean Park residents, took on the task of constructing a thirteen (13) room guesthouse, oriented to the family and group traveling market.

Image Courtesy © Carlos Esteva

Image Courtesy © Carlos Esteva

  • Architects: Coleman – Davis Pagán Arquitectos
  • Project: Dream Inn
  • Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Photography: Carlos Esteva, José F. Vázquez
  • Site area: 300 m2
  • Building area: 129 m2
  • Total floor area: 418 m2 (more…)

Sheung Wan IBIS Hotel in Hong Kong by AGC Design Ltd.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Article source: AGC Design Ltd.

Ibis Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan Hotel, a catchy, colourful icon strategically located in the bustling Sheung Wan, is only within minutes away from many of the transportation networks as well as Hong Kong Central’s business and shopping hub.  The Hotel, housed with 550 modern, boldly simplistic guestrooms, a restaurant and a bar, boasts one of the first Asian flagships to showcase a brand new vibrant style, bringing in comfort, well-being and caring service.

The hotel exterior and outlook is eye-catching which stands out in Sheung Wan area where Hong Kong heritage prevails.  The hotel exterior is set to be a new landmark and icon in the Sheung Wan district, an interesting streetscape to blend in both modernity and heritage of Hong Kong whilst enlivening Sheung Wan as an up-and-coming tourist area.

Tracing back the story in the 1920s Sheung Wan, the façade design reflects the historical streetscape of Hong Kong: the rectangular tenement houses in repetitive order, collage of huge advertising signage in multi-colours, forming a uniform but dynamic streetscape, A City of Mosaic.

The hotel exterior is set to be a new landmark and icon in the Sheung Wan district, an interesting streetscape to blend in both modernity and heritage of Hong Kong whilst enlivening Sheung Wan as an up-and-coming tourist area. It fully echoes with the Hotel being featured as one of Asian ibis flagships in terms of its hotel scale and benchmark of the hotel branding.

Image Courtesy © AGC Design Ltd.

Image Courtesy © AGC Design Ltd.

  • Architects: AGC Design Ltd.
  • Project: Sheung Wan IBIS Hotel
  • Location: Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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