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..
Architect: Sami Rintala Location: Kirkenes, Barents Region, North East Norway Client: Pikene pa Broen, Via Travels Planification and execution: August 2005, 10 days Materials: Wood, Bricks and Steel Wires Dimensions: 6m (long) x 2,5 m (width) x 5 m (height) Area: 20sqm Construction team: Sami Rintala, George Lovett (architecture student, University of Sheffield, UK), Borghild Hulsvik (architectu..
First Australian member of Design Hotels opens Designed by award-winning designer, Alexander Lotersztain, the first Australian member of Design Hotels, the Limes Hotel, opened June 27 in Brisbane. Located in Fortitude Valley, the hub of Brisbane’s nightlife, also known for its trendy cafes, shops, bars and restaurants, in keeping with this vibrant neighbourhood, Limes has been created to include..
Studio Dror design statement - Nurai: On an island of limited proportions, how is it possible to realize a measure of solitude among a community of users? Even with amenities “swept under the carpet,” the fact of other individuals interrupts the expectation of being languorously alone. The carpet is an elegant and simple solution and native to the arts and crafts tradition of the Persian Gulf. W..