The vertical indoor garden was designed for a space without irrigation or drainage at the platinum LEED certified Bardessono hotel in Yountville, California. It is a striking substitute for wasteful displays of cut flowers produced through a collaboration by Flora Grubb; a landscape designer, Kevin Smith and the architect Seth Boor.
“Our first instinct was to really pack the plants in,” Ms. Grubb said. “But then as we pulled them apart, they became so much more special, like abstracted sea creatures.”
Harads is a tree hotel concept inverted by Swedish architects Tham & Videgard Hansson.
The tree hotel with a small kitchen, terrace, living area and sleeping area is good enough to spend a small, or even an extended vacation, away from the hustle and bustle of crowded city life.
The mirrored surfaces blends this conceptual design into the environment.
The retreat which resides at 2,810 meters above sea level was designed by both students and professionals at the ETH in a combined effort to create a modern, efficient building. Interestingly, the structure was pre-fabricated from from wood and digitally optimized to become a state of the art hotel.
Designed in 1899 by Jacques Gros, the Zürich’s Dolder Grand Hotel has a wonderful city location overlooking Lake Zürich and the Alps. The health/spa hotel has been re-invented as a modern luxury hotel by a famous team of architects from London’s Foster and Partners, by United Designers, also of London, and by spa-industry visionary, Arizona-based Sylvia Sepielli, for the spa concept.
Single-story design surrounded by nature, forming part of the landscape.Designed by Monica Rivera & Emiliano Lopez to be on only one floor, there are 22 rooms from which to choose; some featuring a private garden, some a large outdoor designer bath, others are designer bungalows set apart from the main complex in the middle of wheat fields.
Patios of almond trees and the native vegetation serve to blend Aire in with the natural landscape. In the restaurant, you will be able to delight in the authentic feasts on offer in this natural setting.
Abu Dhabi has many island developments in the works. But few will be as sparsely populated, or as pricey, as Nurai Island, the name developers have given to one of the area’s most private and upmarket communities.
The 130,000-square-meter island is about to be transformed into an achingly glamorous and luxurious resort and exclusive private residential estate, comprised of one boutique luxury hotel resort with 60 suites, 31 beachfront estates and 36 water villas. The project is a collaboration between New York based Studio Dror, led by Dor Benshetrit.
Ice hotels have recently gained popularity, scattered across the wintry north and boasting everything from a bar to beds made out of ice. For those travelers who want just a little more warmth, but don’t want to skimp on the Lapland ambiance, there are glass igloos.
The hotel reuses the warehouse and combines sustainable features with modern design. Along with the 57 rooms boutique style hotel, the design will include a spa, gym, museum, bookstore, lounge, restaurant, conference room and surf shop.
Foster + Partners have released designs for the biggest building ever built: Crystal Island in Moscow will be 450m high, cover an area of almost half a million square meters and contain a total floor area of 2.5 million square meters.The Crystal Island has already earned the reputation of the most ambitious building project in the world. The construction is evaluated at four billion dollars.
Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and EMAAR Hotels & Resorts LLC are pleased to announce that their respective Chairmen, Mr. They have today executed the formal contractual agreement between the two companies for the development of a unique international collection of ‘Armani Hotels and Resorts‘.
Giorgio Armani has been one of the world’s most influential designers who is now set to extend his design sensibilities into the arena of hospitality. Armani Hotels & Resorts will be places that offer the same kind of welcome to guests as the designer would privately extend to his friends and family. The website will continuously update the new Armani Hotel & Resort developments which now includes the Armani Hotel Milano and the Armani Hotel Dubai.
A new 75-story tower designed by the architect Jean Nouvel for a site next to the Museum of Modern Art in Midtownbetween 53rd and 54th streets just west of MoMA promises to be the most exhilarating addition to the skyline in a generation.
The Duomo Hotel is a Ron Arad-designed conceptual hotel located in the historic center of Rimini. Arad Associates have integrated the original facade into the interior by wrapping it all in new “skin” which meanders its way into the building and forms the back wall of the bar.
Edinburgh’s hippest boutique hotel, Tigerlily opened in June 2006. It is the meeting place for the Edinburgh jet set, food lovers and hedonist.
This authentic classified building with perfect neo-classical symmetry is on the illustrious George Street. And even if this new establishment could be called postmodern for its anachronistic daring and extravagant polychromatic fabrics from the Designers Guild, it still maintains its Georgian underpinnings with its high ceilings, sculpted cornices, and oak woodwork.
Formerly an old 1920s townhouse, the Be Manos is the first boutique hotel in the European capital. It is a “Family Owned Hotel” that has been refurbished in collaboration with a group of European designers ; Michael Bihain, Le Labo Design, Muurbloem, Reul Freres, Pedrali…
Elenberg Fraser Projects was to design a concept for Grand Central which integrate soho apartments into a wellness centery, combining the facilities of a private business club, day spa & health retreat and producing a hotel style apartment building fused with a traditional chambers style office club.
Technogym designed by Antonio Citterio for Kinesis has a really compact size that allows it to integrate perfectly into the home, office, hotel room or spa and it provides the means for diverse, coordinated resistance training.
This project of waterfall won the international contest organized by Arquitectum.
Set between the desert and the sea, this 16 meters high panoramic deck merges in a beautiful landscape as the waterfall adds a shelter of freshness to the lodge. The deck offers a view to the ocean, the desert and the sky at the same time. It would be like a sanctuary to anybody wandering in the middle of the desert.
The Chan Chan Citadel is a new style of accommodations which — differing of the classic folkloric resort or theme hotel — would “celebrate” the natural scenario more than “distract” with its own facilities.