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JFK's Iconic TWA Terminal Reopens as Vintage Hotel by Beyer Blinder Belle

09:00 - 20 May, 2019
JFK's Iconic TWA Terminal Reopens as Vintage Hotel by Beyer Blinder Belle, © TWA Hotel/David Mitchell
© TWA Hotel/David Mitchell

The TWA Hotel has opened at JFK Airport in New York. Centered on the careful restoration of Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1962 former Trans World Airlines terminal, the hotel features 512 soundproof guest rooms, restaurants, and retail outlets. The project was led by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, with two new hotel wings designed by LUBRANO CIAVARRA Architects and Stonehill Taylor, and a 50,000 square meter events center by INC Architecture & Design.

© TWA Hotel/David Mitchell © TWA Hotel/David Mitchell © TWA Hotel/David Mitchell © Christopher Payne/Esto + 24

MUDA-Architects Designs Flowing Art Hotel in Sichuan Inspired by Musical Love Story

09:00 - 29 April, 2019
MUDA-Architects Designs Flowing Art Hotel in Sichuan Inspired by Musical Love Story, Looking from street. Image © MUDA Architects
Looking from street. Image © MUDA Architects

MUDA-Architects has released details of their M50 Art Hotel project located in Pingle, Sichuan, China. Situated within an ancient town with strong musical heritage, the design process for the scheme involved exploring and activating local cultural genes, creating a landmark building that reflects its historical context, with an architecture that is forward-looking.

Interior shared space. Image © MUDA Architects © MUDA Architects Looking from southwest side. Image © MUDA Architects Balcony side. Image © MUDA Architects + 16

A Complementary Architectural Dialogue of Past and Present in the Refurbishment of Hotel Fouquet Barrière

07:00 - 26 April, 2019
A Complementary Architectural Dialogue of Past and Present in the Refurbishment of Hotel Fouquet Barrière, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Although ancient buildings carry compelling architectural presence, demolition or radical change is often their fate. While some architects prefer to introduce thoroughly new structures, others choose to honor the works of historic architects, who built the basis and foundations of structures that helped shape up cities today.

For the refurbishment of ParisHotel Fouquet Barrière, located one block facing Avenue des Champs Elysées, Edouard François was selected to renovate the entire property, including offices, spa services, façade, and courtyards. François’ design strategy was rather unambiguous, using only two keywords as reference: “COPY-EDIT”; a reinterpretation of the “old” through contemporary technologies and modified material.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 18

Liljewall Arkitekter's "Fabric" Hotel is Inspired by Västerport's Sailing History

10:30 - 18 April, 2019
© Liljewall arkitekter
© Liljewall arkitekter

Liljewall arkitekter has released details of their competition entry for a new hotel and housing complex in Varberg, on the west coast of Sweden. The site, an old industrial harbor area, is currently being transformed into a new district in a city renowned for its Moorish influences, a home of old timber architecture, and a history of shipping, sailing, surfing, and spas.

© Liljewall arkitekter © Liljewall arkitekter © Liljewall arkitekter © Liljewall arkitekter + 9

Ibis hotels - New concept / FGMF Arquitetos

14:00 - 27 March, 2019
Ibis hotels - New concept / FGMF Arquitetos, © Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Eduardo Viana, 163 - Barra Funda, São Paulo - SP, 01133-040, Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

  • Project Team

    Daniel Paranhos, Gabriel Mota, Adriano Soares, Carol Magliari, Desyree Niedo, Eduardo Vale, Felipe Fernandes, Fernanda Muller, Fernanda Moura, Guilherme Zorzella, Joel Bages, Julio de Luca, Lívia Veroni, Mariana Leme, Priscylla Hayashi, Thiago Brito, Aryane Diaz, Catarina Cecchini, Ciro Dias, Flávia Theodorovitz, Giulia Lorenzi, João Baptistella, Letícia Gonzalez, Maxswender Duarte, Pedro Ocanhas e Otávio Araújo Costa
  • Area

    7836.13 f2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Nanxianglou Art Hotel / PleasantHouse Design

23:00 - 15 March, 2019
Nanxianglou Art Hotel / PleasantHouse Design, The inserted glass column. Image © En Xiao
The inserted glass column. Image © En Xiao

The lounge. Image © En Xiao The exhibition deck on the second floor. Image © En Xiao The corridor along the stream. Image © En Xiao The night view. Image © En Xiao + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gankeng Old Town, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Juze Yeung, Fuji Tse, Yaowen Lau, Scarlett Ye, Junxian Lee, Lei Ha
  • Areas

    The galleries on three levels-840 sqm, the hotel-4,250sqm, the landscape-1,263sqm
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Barkow Leibinger Designs Triangular "Lighthouse" Hotel and Boarding House for Frankfurt's Waterfront

11:00 - 13 March, 2019
© Ponnie Images
© Ponnie Images

Barkow Leibinger has unveiled details of their competition-winning proposal for the Waterfront Hotel and Boarding House in Molenkopf, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Located at a prominent site on the city’s Molenspitze, the west-facing triangular point of land sits at the end of an industrial peninsula used for warehouses and container shipping at Frankfurt’s East Bay.

The Barkow Leibinger scheme manifests as a triangular pinwheel with offset corners defined by the depths of hotel rooms. The mass of the 60-meter-tall building is further broken down by a “folded accordion façade” to maximize the panoramic views of the European Central Bank, and Frankfurt skyline attainable from the site.

© Ponnie Images Lobby. Image © Barkow Leibinger Boarding Interior. Image © Barkow Leibinger Facade. Image © Barkow Leibinger + 16

Woodhouse Hotel / ZJJZ

00:00 - 8 March, 2019
Woodhouse Hotel / ZJJZ, Exterior. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Exterior. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Exterior. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Interior. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Interior. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Interior. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guizhou, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Yuying Kate Tsai, Sean Shen, Xuanru Chen, Zhenyu Cao
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Hotel Arpoador / Bernardes Arquitetura

10:00 - 7 March, 2019
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Francisco Otaviano, 177 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22080-046, Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Francisco Abreu
  • Bernardes Arquitetura Team (Architecture and Interiors)

    Thiago Bernardes (Creative Director), Camila Tariki, Antonia Bernardes Francisco Abreu, Ilana Daylac, Paulo Martins, Juliana Biancardine, Marco Soletto, Augusto Picolli, Thiago Moretti, Renata Evaristo, Bruno Magalhães, Marina Van Erven, Camila Rodriguez
  • Area

    2350.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs

Woods Bagot Wins Competition for Sydney's First Luxury Hotel in 20 Years

09:00 - 7 March, 2019
Woods Bagot Wins Competition for Sydney's First Luxury Hotel in 20 Years, © Woods Bagot, by SYNTHETICA
© Woods Bagot, by SYNTHETICA

Woods Bagot has won an international competition for the design of Sydney’s first luxury hotel in 20 years. The hotel and office tower at 4-6 Bligh Street in central Sydney will be flanked by a mixture of commercial and hotel buildings, shops, restaurants, and cafes.

The unanimous choice of a six-person jury, the Woods Bagot scheme was praised for “a masterful architectural clarity and precision throughout the scheme,” forming an elegant and coherent anchor at the heart of the city.

© Woods Bagot © Woods Bagot © Woods Bagot © Woods Bagot + 6

São Lourenço House – Burel Panorama Hotel / Site Specific Arquitectura + P-06 Atelier

03:00 - 6 March, 2019
São Lourenço House – Burel Panorama Hotel / Site Specific Arquitectura + P-06 Atelier, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © José Vicente – Agência Calipo © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 42

PPA Offers Unique Nature-Integrated Experience in Proposed Italian Forest Development

13:00 - 26 February, 2019
PPA Offers Unique Nature-Integrated Experience in Proposed Italian Forest Development, Courtesy of Peter Pichler Architecture
Courtesy of Peter Pichler Architecture

Milan-based architecture and design firm Peter Pichler Architecture has proposed a new sustainable tree-house concept, offering a unique maximized connection with nature.

Tree House Section Tree House Room Courtesy of Peter Pichler Architecture Courtesy of Peter Pichler Architecture + 7

ARIA Resort and Casino / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

16:00 - 12 February, 2019
ARIA Resort and Casino / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, © Jeff Goldberg
© Jeff Goldberg

© Jeff Goldberg © Jeff Goldberg © Jeff Goldberg © Jeff Goldberg + 14

The World's First Quarry Hotel Opens in China, Designed by JADE + QA

09:00 - 29 January, 2019
The World's First Quarry Hotel Opens in China, Designed by JADE + QA, © Blackstation & Kevin
© Blackstation & Kevin

The world’s first quarry hotel has been opened in China, designed by Martin Jochman and his studio JADE + QA. Situated in an 88-meter-deep, water-filled, disused quarry, the 337-guestroom Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel contains only two levels above ground, with 16 more levels plunging into the quarry below.

The winner of an international design competition in 2006, Jochman developed the scheme in collaboration with ATKINS, in a process which has lasted over a decade. The resulting “groundscraper” features such amenities as an underwater restaurant and aquarium, all set within a form which seeks to minimize its impact on the local environment.

© Blackstation & Kevin © Blackstation & Kevin © Blackstation & Kevin © JADE+QA + 13

World's First Underwater Hotel to Open in the Maldives

15:00 - 6 January, 2019
World's First Underwater Hotel to Open in the Maldives , © Conrad Hotels & Resorts
© Conrad Hotels & Resorts

After years of construction, the world's first underwater hotel has officially opened in the Maldives. The hotel, part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, will allow guests to relax within the waters of the Indian Ocean and is touted by the developers as "an ambitious display of architecture, design, and technology."

Detailed Plans of 7 Famous Hotel Rooms; including The Shining, Pretty Woman, and The Hangover

11:00 - 24 December, 2018
Detailed Plans of 7 Famous Hotel Rooms; including The Shining, Pretty Woman, and The Hangover, The Hangover (Caesars Palace Hotel). Image © Expedia
The Hangover (Caesars Palace Hotel). Image © Expedia

Hotels, both real and fictional, have hosted some of TV and film’s most popular screenings through the years, from classics such as Pretty Woman to modern phenomena like Bates Hotel. While a weekend trip to fictional locations such as the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Fawlty Towers are beyond our reach, there are in fact many iconic hotel rooms from films that you can book right now.

To demonstrate this, Expedia recently commissioned a series of detailed floor plans of hotels from famous plots. From the Majestic Yosemite Hotel featured in The Shining (which is seemingly spatially possible after all) to The Ceasars Palace Las Vegas suits from the Hangover (Ceasar didn’t actually live there) we have republished the floor plans below for your inspection.

Luoqi Xitang Village B&B Hotel / Monolith Architects

23:00 - 30 October, 2018
Elevation along south side pool. Image © Lei Mao
Elevation along south side pool. Image © Lei Mao

Bird view. Image © Gang Wang Courtyard along south side pool. Image © Lei Mao Guest room. Image © Lei Mao Courtyard along south side pool. Image © Lei Mao + 49

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guojiagou Village, Xiaying Town, Ji County, Tianjin, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Lei Mao, Xiaoju Liao
  • Design Team

    Ke Sun, Zhe Peng
  • Client & Construction

    Beijing Luoqi Cultural Tourism Development Co., Ltd
  • Area

    1069.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

This Brazilian Resort is the Perfect Location for a Wes Anderson Film

08:00 - 22 September, 2018
This Brazilian Resort is the Perfect Location for a Wes Anderson Film, Mauá ballroom, its dome is 50 meters in diameter and 30 meters high. Image © Flagrante / Romullo Fontenelle
Mauá ballroom, its dome is 50 meters in diameter and 30 meters high. Image © Flagrante / Romullo Fontenelle

The entertainment industry frequently captures unusual architecture from theme parks that explore bygone eras to remote locales in the hills of Las Vegas that often go unseen.

A two-hour drive from Rio de Janeiro's renowned beaches you can find a 20th century French Normandy building in the state's sierra region: The Palácio Quitandinha.