London-based designer and curator Rabih Hage has opened a hotel in a Georgian terraced house in London, UK. The hotel has nine rooms and incorporates partially sanded walls, chipped paint and bare floorboards alongside opulent furnishings chosen by Hage. Murals created from photographs of interiors by artist Massimo Listri cover some of the walls. “The rough texture of the walls now celebrates t..
Architects: Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor Location: Gudbrandsjuvet, Norway Design Period: 2004-2007 Construction period: 2007-2008 Client: Knut Slinning Project Architects: Jan Olav Jensen (pl), Børre Skodvin, Torunn Golberg Helge Lunder, Torstein Koch; Thomas Knigge Budget: 1.000.000 EURO (US $1.28 millions) Constructed Area: 800 sqm Photographs: JSA One of the local residents at Gudbrandsjuv..
CitizenM is a hotel made of prefabricated room modules at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, designed by Dutch architectural firm Concrete. Each of the 230 rooms was built ad furnished in a factory and then stacked like shipping containers to form the hotel. The following is from CitizenM: – Project: CitizenM Hotel Client: CitizenM GENERAL INFORMATION: citizenM is a new Dutch hotel group that opens th..
The following text and images are courtesy of Croatia's 3LHD for their 2006 competition-winning design for Hotel Lone in Rovinj, Croatia. The 26,290 square meter (86,250 square foot) hotel is expected to open in 2010. Click on images for larger views. The future Lone Hotel is situated in the attractive tourist area of Monte Mulini, the green oasis of the town of Rovinj. The hotel is loctated i..
Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat has won a competition to design a new city hall for Budapest, Hungary. The project combines restoration of the existing 18th century building with 40,000 square metres of new construction. The ground floor will comprise a public square, retail facilities, cafés, restaurants and a theatre to be used for conferences and exhibitions. The upper floors will consist o..
Addition to Residence Koenigswarte, Sesto- Italy completed November 2007 Located on a steep hillside in the Italian Dolomites this new-built hotel has been developed as the interweaving of the free-flowing topography- indexed and organized by series of timber strips- and the serial sequence of apartment units perpendicular to it. Skin organisation as strata Since the overall shape was developed ..
When artists design hotel rooms their focus is very different from that of the architect. Their curiosity, visions, objectives and their implementation are influenced by other factors than architectural ones. The coherence of the whole (the priority of art) is of central importance. As a result there are no reservations that perhaps too much is being expected of the hotel guests. The Swiss artis..
The Limes Hotel by Argentinian designer Alexander Lotersztain opened at the end of last month in Brisbane, Australia. The hotel incorporates a roof-top bar and cinema and is the first Australian hotel to join the Design Hotels organisation. Here’s some info from the hotel: – First Australian member of Design Hotels opens Designed by award-winning designer, Alexander Lotersztain, the first Aust..
Architects: German del Sol Location: Provincia de Última Esperanza, Magallanes, Patagonia, Chile Project team: José Luis Ibañez G. / Architect, Francisca Schüler M. / Architect, Carlos Venegas / Architect, Rodrigo Arenas P. / Graphics Arts Contractor: Salfa, Punta Arenas Constructed Area: 5,213.46 sqm Project year: 2004 - 2005 Construction year: 2004 - 2005 The inspiration The inspiration are ..
Architects: Pascal Arquitectos Location: Mexico City, Mexico Contractor: Pascal Arquitectos Furniture: Pascal Arquitectos Project year: 2007-2008 Constructed Area: 885 sqm Photographs: Sofocles Hernandez & Jaime Navarro The project comes up from the intention of creating an entertainment space for adults of 30 years old and over. The place houses a lounge and a restaurant-bar area connected by a..