Today, we bring you our second Round Up of previously featured hotels around the world. This time, you can enjoy from an hotel in the middle of the Atacama Desert in Chile to a hotel and spa in Switzerland designed by last Pritzker Prize Peter Zumthor. Enjoy!
Explora Hotel in Atacama / German del Sol Travel opens up new perspectives, to see life with new eyes. This Hotel invites travelers to stop wondering, and make a fruitful pause. Life, dispersed in Atacama’s vastness, is somehow present at the hotel, inviting visitors to go out and experience first hand its natural and cultural richness, and return every evening back to comfort, free of the sheer tasks of survival (read more…)
Juvet Landscape Hotel / JSA One of the local residents at Gudbrandsjuvet, Knut Slinning, is building a landscape hotel. The idea emerged at another site, Aurland, but was not realized there. Basically each room is a detached small independent house with one, or sometimes two of the walls constructed in glass. The landscape in which these rooms are placed is by most people considered spectacularly beautiful (read more…)
Hotel Strata / PLASMA Studio 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 appartment units perpendicular to it. Since the overall shape was developed from the local planning guidelines, the linear distribution of units and the views and sun directions (read more…)
The Therme Vals / Peter Zumthor Built over the only thermal springs in the Graubunden Canton in Switzerland, The Therme Vals is a hotel and spa in one which combines a complete sensory experience designed by Peter Zumthor. Peter Zumthor designed the spa/baths which opened in 1996 to pre date the existing hotel complex. The idea was to create a form of cave or quarry like structure (read more…)
Habita Hotel / TEN Arquitectos Mexican architects BGP Arquitectura designed this stylish hotel located in Lamartine 201, Colonia Polando, Mexico City. The glass skin acts as a buffer to the busy outside, while converting into a lamp during night. It also has a really cool pool on the roof top. With 2,500 m2, the construction was complete in 2000 (read more…)