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Aedas Wins Competition for Mountaintop Resort in Southern China

16:15 - 10 May, 2017
Aedas Wins Competition for Mountaintop Resort in Southern China, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas has been selected as the winners of a competition to design a new luxury resort located on Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, China. Inspired by the lush natural scenery of the island and by the traditional Lingnan architectural style, the resort promises to offer “a  haven of comfort and relaxation amidst the bustling city life.”

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas +13

Hollwich Kushner Unveils Plans for Mixed-Use Business District in Munich

08:00 - 14 April, 2017
Hollwich Kushner Unveils Plans for Mixed-Use Business District in Munich, Hollwich Kushner design . Image Courtesy of Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Immobilien
Hollwich Kushner design . Image Courtesy of Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Immobilien

Renderings have been released for Hollwich Kushner’s first European project – Die Macherei, a new mixed-use business district based in Munich. Designed by the New York firm in collaboration with local practices msm meyer schmitz-morkramer and OSA Ochs Schmidhuber Architekten of Frankfurt/Cologne and Munich respectively, the financial hub will feature 64,000 square meters of rental space, bringing together offices, shops, dining experiences, a hotel and a gym.

“I could not be more excited to realize our first European project in my hometown. Designed not just as a series of buildings but as an exploration of the spaces between the buildings, Die Macherei is an innovative design for a 
new way of working and interacting, integrating social activity and behaviors to promote a sense of community,” expressed Matthias Holwich, principal at HWKN.

msm meyer schmitzmorkramer design. Image Courtesy of Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Immobilien Hollwich Kushner design. Image Courtesy of Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Immobilien OSA Ochs Schmidhuber Architekten design. Image Courtesy of Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Immobilien Masterplan. Image Courtesy of Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Immobilien +9

Carmody Groarke’s Cliff-Top Seaside Hotel Secures Planning Approval

14:15 - 20 March, 2017
Carmody Groarke’s Cliff-Top Seaside Hotel Secures Planning Approval , Model of the proposed new building from above. Image © Carmody Groarke
Model of the proposed new building from above. Image © Carmody Groarke

Carmody Groarke’s competition winning design for a new hotel retreat on Burgh Island off the coast of Devon, UK, has received planning approval, clearing the way for the dramatic structure to begin construction. The cliff-top “Pool House” will join the Grade-II listed art deco Burgh Island Hotel in providing accommodation to adventurous visitors, offering panoramic views of the of the Bantham Estuary and the hotel’s Mermaid Pool, an outdoor seawater pool and private beach for hotel guests.

Model of the proposed new building, viewed from the mermaid pool. Image © Carmody Groarke Model of the proposed new building. Image © Carmody Groarke View of the proposed hotel suite from above, looking over the mermaid pool. Image © Carmody Groarke View of the Burgh Island Hotel from the mainland. Image © Carmody Groarke +6

Foster + Partners' Cascading Complex Wins Competition for New Hotel in Mecca

16:00 - 30 January, 2017
Foster + Partners' Cascading Complex Wins Competition for New Hotel in Mecca, Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has won an international competition for a new luxury hotel and apartment complex located just outside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Borrowing from traditional Arab architecture and the area’s mountainous terrain, the mixed-use development will take the form of a cluster of vertical building clusters, arranged in a stepped topography.

Courtesy of Foster + Partners Courtesy of Foster + Partners Courtesy of Foster + Partners Courtesy of Foster + Partners +4

Seclusive Jiangnan Boutique Hotel / gad

23:00 - 11 January, 2017
Seclusive Jiangnan Boutique Hotel / gad, © Yi Fan
© Yi Fan

© Yi Fan © Yi Fan © Yi Fan © Yi Fan +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Interior

    GFD Interior Designs
  • Client

    Seclusion Group
  • Area

    2816.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Wendell Burnette Architects Designs “Mirage” Hotel for Saudi Arabia’s 1st UNESCO Site

12:00 - 5 December, 2016
Wendell Burnette Architects Designs “Mirage” Hotel for Saudi Arabia’s 1st UNESCO Site, Courtesy of Wendell Burnette Architects
Courtesy of Wendell Burnette Architects

Wendell Burnette Architects has released images of their design for Saudi Arabia’s 1st UNESCO World Heritage Site, the MADA’IN SALEH or HEGRA south of Petra; which has recently been approved by The Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage.

model images by Bill Timmerman Courtesy of Wendell Burnette Architects Courtesy of Wendell Burnette Architects Courtesy of Wendell Burnette Architects +21

Stefano Boeri Architetti Designs Vertical Forest Hotel in Remote Chinese Valley

14:10 - 2 December, 2016
Stefano Boeri Architetti Designs Vertical Forest Hotel in Remote Chinese Valley, © Stefano Boeri Architetti
© Stefano Boeri Architetti

Stefano Boeri Architetti has unveiled plans for the Guizhou Mountain Forest Hotel, a 31,200 square meter (336,000 square foot) resort hotel located in the 10 Thousand Peaks Area of the province of Guizhou, China. Nestled in the Wanfeng Valley, the hotel design draws from the region’s dramatic landscape, recently named one of the New York Times’ top destinations of 2016.

Wheat Youth Arts Hotel / X+Living

22:00 - 10 November, 2016
Wheat Youth Arts Hotel / X+Living, © SHAO Feng
© SHAO Feng

© SHAO Feng © SHAO Feng © SHAO Feng © SHAO Feng +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 9, Tai’an Road, Binjiang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Director

    LI Xiang
  • Design Team

    FAN Chen, CHEN Dan, WU Feng, ZHANG Xiao, REN Li-Jiao
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Call for Entries: BCI Asia Interior Design Awards

08:15 - 22 September, 2016
Call for Entries: BCI Asia Interior Design Awards, Interior Design Awards, courtesy of BCI Asia
Interior Design Awards, courtesy of BCI Asia

Interiors are such an integral part of one's living, playing and working experience that the design of an interior space has gone beyond solely aesthetics or function. It is also about crafting a space for occupant comfort and well-being. How a space makes one feel and the impact on one's health has become as important as how a space looks and functions.

Nashare Hotel / C+ Architects + Naza design studio

19:00 - 4 August, 2016
Nashare Hotel / C+ Architects + Naza design studio, © Xu Xiaodong
© Xu Xiaodong

© Xu Xiaodong © Xu Xiaodong © Xu Xiaodong © Xu Xiaodong +13

Zaha Hadid Architects to Design Hotel and Residential Tower in Qatar

11:20 - 12 July, 2016
Zaha Hadid Architects to Design Hotel and Residential Tower in Qatar, Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects have released plans for a 70,000 square meter (750,000 square foot) hotel and residential tower in the Marina District of Lusail City, Qatar. The design is the first of two ZHA projects commissioned by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani for Lusail City’s integrated community master plan, which when complete will become Qatar’s first and largest sustainable city, providing entertainment, employment and accommodation for up to 450,000 residents and visitors.

Carmody Groarke Selected to Design Cliff-Top Hotel Retreat on UK's South Coast

12:00 - 15 February, 2016
Carmody Groarke Selected to Design Cliff-Top Hotel Retreat on UK's South Coast, © Carmody Groarke
© Carmody Groarke

London-based firm Carmody Groarke has been selected to design a standalone hotel suite on Burgh Island, a tidal island on the South Devon coast. Commissioned by Burgh Island Ltd, the owners of the site's eponymous Grade-II listed art deco hotel, the new standalone "Pool House" suite sits atop the island's cliffs offering customers generous views of the Bantham Estuary and the hotel’s Mermaid Pool, an outdoor seawater pool and private beach for hotel guests.

Just Sleep Jiaoxi / LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES

19:00 - 1 October, 2015
Just Sleep Jiaoxi / LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES, © Highlite Images
© Highlite Images

© Highlite Images © Highlite Images © Highlite Images © Highlite Images +20

  • Architects

    LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES
  • Location

    Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 262
  • Architect in Charge

    Li-Ren Hsiao,Yi-Ling Wu
  • Design Team

    Bo-Han Huang, Shin-Fa Hung, In-Chi Chen
  • Interior Design

    Rich Honour International Design Co., Ltd.
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Salt & Water Design Floating Hotel with Catamaran-Apartments

14:00 - 14 June, 2015
Salt & Water Design Floating Hotel with Catamaran-Apartments, Floating Hotel with Catamaran Apartments. Image Courtesy of Salt & Water Design Studio
Floating Hotel with Catamaran Apartments. Image Courtesy of Salt & Water Design Studio

A winner of the Millennium Yacht Design Awards, Salt & Water's concept for a Floating Hotel aims to introduce tourism onto inland waters without disrupting the natural harmony of its surroundings. Their design consists of two parts: a central floating body and separate catamaran apartment units.

Learn more about the Floating Hotel after the break. 

Images Revealed of Zaha Hadid’s First Project in Brazil

00:00 - 18 December, 2014
Images Revealed of Zaha Hadid’s First Project in Brazil, © METHANOIA
© METHANOIA

Images of Zaha Hadid’s first project in Brazil – and in South America -- have been revealed. The “Casa Atlântica” residential tower will have eleven floors and a rooftop pool and be built in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, according to local paper O Globo

Located on Atlântica Avenue, “Casa Atlântica” will be the only building on its lot, yet seeks to complement the surrounding environment and neighborhood. 

The project was commissioned by businessman, Omar Peres, who acquired the land for R$ 23 million ($8.5 million). 

Hainan Blue Bay Westin Resort Hotel / gad

01:00 - 16 October, 2014
Hainan Blue Bay Westin Resort Hotel / gad, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Zhao Qiang © Zhao Qiang © Yao Li © Zhao Qiang +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lingshui, Hainan, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Zhang Wei, Jiang Fang
  • Design Team

    Shang Fei, Wang Jia, Xu Qin, Hu Damin, Li Baozhong, Tian Senyuan, Chen Yonghao, Li Zijie, Li Yanfeng, Lu Zhegang, Wu Wenjian, Chen Feiyan, Lao Xiaojing, Cui Daliang, Shen Fengqiang
  • Area

    62000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz

01:00 - 30 December, 2013
Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz, © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG +19