Archive for the ‘Spa Centre’ Category
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Article source: SCANNELLA ARCHITECTS
It is a building in the Baroque center of Catania, redesigned as hotel which tells Sicily cinematographically. The original core, dating back to the ‘500, was rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake afterwards it was subjected to several changes, the last one date back to the post war period, has changed the intended use until the final one known as hotel. This has been possible to read through the works of restructuring that showed the various layers. The works have tried to bring back to life the original structure while maintaining or reviving the system of vertical connections. The concept wants to communicate an image of Sicily especially told through the suggestions from cinema. To make it possible, representative icons have been used and even decorative apparatus, the quotes, the lighting design, using a contemporary architectural language dedicating to each space a cinematographic work. The work has required a careful research of the significant elements of the “story” told, without neglecting to re-use some original elements of the building, reinventing use and function. Each room is characterized by objects, shapes and colors taken from the movie to which is dedicated in order to allow the customer to soak into the atmosphere that we want to tell. Particular attention was dedicated to the relationship between the plant system and the environments, aiming to its complete integration, reaching almost the invisibility. The charm of the interior benefits of the “popular” atmosphere that represents an extraordinary urban landscape. Eleven Rooms were obtained, some of which are configured as suites, dedicated to a particular director and a small Spa.
Paolo Il Caldo Room, Image Courtesy © SCANNELLA ARCHITECTS
- Architects: SCANNELLA ARCHITECTS
- Project: Duomo Suite & Spa
- Location: Catania, CT, Italy
- Area: 956 m2
- Date: 2016
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Article source: Wingårdhs
On Niels Brocks Gade 1 in Copenhagen stands a building that has drawn the attention of admiring gazes for generations. The magnificent original building was designed in 1903 for an insurance company, and was later home to the Royal Danish Academy of Music. After the building had been vacant for an extended period, the Nobis Hotel Copenhagen has now moved in.
Image Courtesy © Wing+Ñrds Andre Pihl
- Architects: Wingårdhs
- Project: Nobis Hotel Copenhagen
- Location: Niels Brocks Gade 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Photography: Wing+Ñrds Andre Pihl
- Client: Nobis AB
- Size: 5,500 sq m
- Completion time: 2017
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Article source: Johannes Torpe Studios
Captured by the mystique and mystery of the Icelandic landscape, where, according to local mythology, ‘invisible people’ and ‘half-men, half-trolls’ are believed to roam, Johannes Torpe Studios has designed a place of unparalleled harmony. The Red Mountain Resort is a proposal for a spa and wellness retreat that offers guests a sensory escape into the solitude and seclusion of the breath-taking Icelandic nature; a place that is earthly and otherworldly at the same time.
Image Courtesy © Johannes Torpe Studios
- Architects: Johannes Torpe Studios
- Project: The Red Mountain Resort
- Location: Iceland
- Client: Festir Ehf.
- Creative Direction: Johannes Torpe
- Project Leader: Kit Sand Ottsen
- Design Team: Rachel Jayne Mackay, Suguru Kobayashi, Edit Fodor Kjær, Nina Stephanie Jarulf, Beatrice Dinoia, Fabio Bellini, Bozena Patrycja Kunka, Manuel Ateca
- Hotel: 4650m2 (including 50 hotel rooms, total: 2400m2)
- Restaurant: 350m2
- Spa experience: 800m2
- Geothermal Lagoon: 1400m2
- Landscape: 140000m2
Thursday, January 4th, 2018
Article source: ENOTA
The Qicun thermal complex has been designed as an expansion of the existing spa centre in order to offer a new higher level of service. Both in terms of its appearance and its organisation, the new design will later serve as a prototype for overhauling the existing capacities of the complex. The new spa centre is one of many such complexes in the town of Qicun, which boasts a long-established tradition of thermal tourism. The north China region of Shanxi, with Qicun as it constituent part, is also renowned for its numerous traditional temples and authentically preserved historical towns.
Image Courtesy © ENOTA
- Architects: ENOTA
- Project: Qicun Hot Spring
- Location: Qicun, Xinzhou, Shanxi, China
- Client: Homing Swallow
- Project team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Nuša Završnik Šilec, Jurij Ličen, Polona Ruparčič, Maja Majerič, Goran Djokić
- Collaborators: BHS (hospitality management)
- Size: 25.500 m2
- Site: 53.210 m2
- Footprint: 18.214 m2
- Year: 2017
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
Article source: Dongguan Zheng Xiang Decoration Design Consulting Co. Ltd.
The scenery is as beautiful as a painting; mountains far away are mirrored on the water as if they are very close .” Surrounded by the beautiful natural landscape in the historical town of Huanyao, the project features the characteristic local gables facing the street, where plain colors like black and white are harmoniously integrated in the architectural context. The shape of the gable draws the outline of the skyline of the town, becoming a cultural and poetic landscape.
Image Courtesy © Ouyang Yun
Monday, December 4th, 2017
Article source: Original vision
Conceived as a tropical oasis, the Dream Hotel and Spa on the Island of Phuket in Thailand is a collection of low rise structures, carefully located around the periphery of the site and looking in on the luxurious lagoon pool which is surrounded by a variety of lounging opportunities, punctuated by the main resort restaurant at one end and a swim up bar and covered lounge at the other.
Image Courtesy © Original vision
- Architects: Original vision
- Project: Dream Hotel Phuket
- Location: Phuket, Thailand
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Article source: concrete
Within the bustling streets of Mongkok, Hong Kong, concrete created a welcoming clubhouse for all residents of the Skypark tower.
Skypark is a large residential development by Hong Kong based New World Development, led by Mr Adrian Cheng. Within one of the densest areas of Hong Kong the tower is suited to people who enjoy life in a lively and vibrant neighbourhood, but with its communal clubhouse and outside park on the very top of the building it also provides them an escape from the city.
Skypark aerial, Image Courtesy © concrete
- Architects: concrete
- Project: Clubhouse Mongkok Skypark
- Location: Mongkok 17 Nelson street, Hong Kong
- Software used: Autocad, Vectorworks
- Project team: Rob Wagemans – Maarten de Geus Tom Ruijken – Sofie Ruytenberg – Julia Hundermark Wouter Slot – Yoekie de Bree
- Executive architect: P&T architects & engineers Ltd.
- Executive landscape architect: Adrian L. Norman Ltd.
- Structural engineer: CM Wong & Associates Ltd.
- MEP engineer: WSP Hong Kong Ltd.
- Lighting consultant: Pro-lit Ltd.
- General Contractor: New World Construction Co. Ltd.
- Electrical contractor: Junefair Engineering Co. Ltd.
- Mechanical contractor: Kai Chuen Engineering (H.K.) Co. Ltd.
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
Article source: van Dongen – Koschuch
Situated on the site of a former children’s hospital on the Sarphatistraat in Amsterdam, the 5 star Hyatt Regency hotel, will be the first of its kind in the Netherlands. The historic hospital building is transformed as part of a new 211 room hotel. In addition, the building contains all the amenities that one can expect from an international 5-star hotel, with a conference centre, bars, a restaurant with terrace, and accessible spa and fitness facilities.
Image Courtesy © Bart van Hoek
- Architects: van Dongen – Koschuch ( Frits van Dongen, Patrick Koschuch )
- Project: Hyatt Regency Hotel Amsterdam
- Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Photography: Bart van Hoek
- Client: Aedes, UBM & Hyatt Regency
- Project team: J. Herfst, B. Filbey, H.Fekry, K. R.Sluijs, R. Bos
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 17.000m2
- Completion Year: 2017
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
Article source: PROMONTORIO
The project is the outcome of an invitation in 2005 of a family-based wine-making and agro-business company to master plan an innovative resort concept that would combine the rural experience of wine and olive oil production, with the amenities of leisure destination. With 66 hectares, the site is in the vicinity of the whitewashed town of Montemor-o-novo, in the Alentejo, near the UNESCO-listed city of Évora. Located on a gentle valley facing South and overlooking the skyline of the town’s medieval castle, the master plan was devised in a system of clustered villas and terraced row-houses reminiscent of the former agricultural compounds of the Alentejo, known as “monte”, which literally means “mount” or “hill” in English; an etymological reference to its topographic condition. In addition, a small lake cools the air and is used for leisure activities besides serving as a sustainable water-retaining basin for agriculture.
Image Courtesy © PROMONTORIO
- Architects: PROMONTORIO
- Project: L’And Hotel
- Location: L’And Vineyards resort, Montemor-o-novo (Alentejo), Portugal
- Software used: ArchiCad
- Interior Design: Studio MK27 w/ PROMONTORIO
- Landscape Architecture: PROAP
- Gross Built Area: 2,064 sq.m (main building) and 900 sq.m (townhouse suites)
- Project Status: 2005 (master planning) – 2011 (built and opened to public)
Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Article source: RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA
Mix-use urban landmark, which includes a transportation centre, a retail hub, a neighbourhood with elegant double orientation apartments. The balanced Master Plan encourages social activities. Public facilities such as sports club, health & spa, restaurants, office space, residential space are all mixed in one ideal city model, an original example of XXI Century urbanity and life-style.
Image Courtesy © RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA