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Resort: The Latest Architecture and News

RCR Arquitectes to Design Nature-Inspired Signature Residences at the Palmares Ocean Living & Golf Resort

Inspired by the colors and textures of the surrounding environment, Pritzker Prize winners RCR Architectes have translated the Algarve's landscape into new residences and facilities at the Palmares Ocean Living & Golf Resort. A total of 37 new signature apartments and luxury villas are currently under construction, with completion due dates expected between summer 2021 and 2022.

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Foster + Partners Designs Hotel 12, part of the Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia

Foster + Partners is designing Hotel 12, on the Ummahat AlShaykh Island in Saudi Arabia. Developed by the Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the project is one of two hotels on the island, the first being planned by Kengo Kuma.

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An Underground House in Ukraine and an Extension for the Glasgow School of Art: 12 Unbuilt Projects Submitted by our Readers

Going out twice per month, our curated selection of Best Unbuilt Architecture submitted by our readers highlights inventive conceptual approaches and designs. Showcasing projects from all over the world, this article puts together several programs, from houses to master plans. Moreover, it presents winning proposals from international competitions, buildings in progress, and creative concepts.

In the housing category, the roundup features an underground bunker-like house plan in Ukraine, a suspended glass structure cabin in Portugal, a complex of residential units in France, and a site-less, style-inclusive reinterpretation of the vertical housing block. In addition, a playful commercial building in Iran, a WWI memorial in Serbia, and an extension for the Glasgow School of Art join the selection, with their imaginative architecture and out of the box ideas.

Le Métropolitain. Image Courtesy of Vincent Lavergne Architecture UrbanismeGlasgow School of Art Extension . Image Courtesy of Barry Wark ArchitectureUnderground House Plan B . Image Courtesy of Sergey Makhno ArchitecsPorter Square Station. Image Courtesy of Alex Hogrefe Visualization+ 65

A Visual Journey within the Sanctuary of Wadi Rum

Delicately excavated from the natural grounds of Jordan’s Wadi Rum, Jordanian architect Rasem Kamal transformed the phrase of “form follows function” into “subtraction follows function”, emphasizing the relationship between external form and internal space with a resort that promises a sanctuary both above and underground.

In the newly-released video of the proposal, the architect uncovers the hidden resort and takes viewers on an enchanting walkthrough of the proposed Wadi Rum Sanctuary Resort. Kamal complements the desert’s jagged landscape with the resort’s subtle architecture, letting the structure blend seamlessly with its surroundings.

Jean Nouvel Designs Resort in Saudi Arabia, Hidden Within Rock Dwellings

Jean Nouvel has just unveiled his design for Sharaan, a resort hidden within the rock dwellings of AlUla, a cultural oasis in north-west Arabia. Showcasing a modern take on millennia-old ways of living, the project puts in place monumental designs carved into the rocks, respecting and preserving the landscape. Inspired by the nearby Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the concept takes a curatorial approach bringing together landscape and history.

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Natural Swimming Pools and an Airport City Master Plan: 10 Unbuilt Projects Submitted by our Readers

Focusing on diversity, this curated selection of the Best Unbuilt Architecture showcases a multitude of functions. Submitted by our readers, the projects vary in scale, program, design, and representation. Coming from all over the world, many of these interventions are in progress, while others are still in conceptual phases.

Introducing innovative and out of the box ideas, this roundup includes a floating farm in the Netherlands, natural swimming pools in South Korea, a resort in Hungary, and a cascading museum extension in Armenia. Even more common functions such as a hotel in Vietnam, an infinity loop library in China, a mixed-use building in Iran, headquarters for Yandex in Russia, and a campus in Germany, present inventive approaches and intriguing imageries.

The Parasite. Image Courtesy of ARC- Ashkan Rafiey CooperationLIFE Hamburg. Image Courtesy of LAVAJamsil Hangang Park Natural Swimming Pools. Image Courtesy of 100 Architects + CarveSichuan Dayi Infinity Library. Image Courtesy of ARVA+ 56

Neutelings Riedijk Architects Imagines One of the Highest Towers Along the Belgian Coast

Neutelings Riedijk Architects has unveiled images for the Heldentoren, the latest icon of Knokke-Heist, in Belgium. Scheduled for construction starting October 2020, the mixed-use 70 meters high development is set to become one of the highest towers along the Belgian coast.

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Eastern Bloc Architecture: Futuristic Hotels and Avant-Garde Resorts

This article is part of "Eastern Bloc Architecture: 50 Buildings that Defined an Era", a collaborative series by The Calvert Journal and ArchDaily highlighting iconic architecture that had shaped the Eastern world. Every week both publications will be releasing a listing rounding up five Eastern Bloc projects of certain typology. Read on for your weekly dose: Futuristic Hotels and Avant-Garde Resorts.

X-Architects Proposes "Architectural Constellation" for a Desert Hideaway Resort in KSA

X-Architects’ entry for the Desert Resort Competition, generated a luxury 60 keys desert hideaway resort, in an ultra-harsh and empty environment. Placed in Rub’ Al Khali, the world’s biggest sand sea located in the KSA, the project addresses the challenging design in desert-like surroundings.

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Conceptual Thermal Facilities Imagined by Studio Vertebra

Tokat Sulusaray Thermal Facilities designed by the Istanbul-based office Studio Vertebra commemorates the region’s historical background and enhances the touristic aspect. In harmony with the natural and archeological landscape, the project aims to regenerate the city.

Anadu Resort / Studio8

Architecture. Image © Sven Zhang1F Fireplace With Reclaimed Grey Brick. Image © Sven Zhang1F Bar and Lighting. Image © Sven Zhang1F Restaurant (custommade lamps and reclaimed wood table. Image © Sven Zhang+ 43

  • Architects: Studio8
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Tom Dixon, Bentu, Norhor, 草字头

Lava Homes / Diogo Mega Architects

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Anji Erlu Resort / The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art

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Huzhou, China

World's First Underwater Hotel to Open in the Maldives

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."

Zipeng Bay Resort Residential / Shanghai ZF Architectural Design

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Hefei , China

Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort / Achterboschzantman Architecten

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Liyang, China
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Vitra

Tsingpu Baisha Retreat / Tsutsumi & Associates

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Lijiang, China

Fushengyu Hotspring Resort / AIM Architecture

Villa. Image © Dirk WeiblenLong Roof Pool. Image © Dirk WeiblenSpa Indoor Pool. Image © Dirk WeiblenSpa Indoor Pool. Image © Dirk Weiblen+ 23