on 18th August 2011 | No Comments »
One of the most sophisticated shopping concepts in the world, the Louis Vuittion Maison store, will be launching in Singapore on Sep 18.
Designed by award-winning architect Peter Marino, LV’s first Island Maison will sit directly on water, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the bay.
It will also feature a private lounge and outdoor loggia, as well as an art gallery tunnel of contemporary works leading directly to the Marina Bay Sands Mall.
on 12th August 2011 | No Comments »
Louis Vuitton plans to release Louis Vuitton: Architecture & Interior, a new book that showcases the foundations and structures of its worldwide stores.
The book shows some of the most memorable Louis Vuitton retail spaces. It provides scetches, blue prints and of course many amazing pictures.
The book will feature 300 illustrations including previously unpublished architect’s sketches and interviews with Peter Marino, Christian de Portzamparc and Jun Aoki.
on 3rd August 2011 | No Comments »
Located at 11th Street and Collins in the heart of Miami Beach, Lords South Beach is the first gay boutique hotel brand in the US.
The hotel opened in an historic Art Deco building with 54 rooms and a variety of hotel venues, including the Cha Cha Rooster Restaurant and the poolside Cabana Bar.
Amenities include a Lords online social network for guests, staff uniforms custom designed by Levis, and linens by Frette.
on 17th June 2011 | No Comments »
Bonhams is to build a new international headquarters in London to provide the most advanced salerooms in the world.
Designed by architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, the building is to be constructed on the site of the company’s current headquarters.
Plans include the construction of facilities offering modern facilities while retaining the Art Deco facades on Bond Street and Blenheim Street.
W Hotels has just announced plans for the Namaste Tower, a new W Hotel in Mumbai that is due to open July 2015.
To follow the long tradition of great Indian architecture, the striking 984-foot-tall building will house 62 floors combined into a hotel, office, and retail space.
The design of the tower is actually meant to reflect the namaste yoga gesture where two wings of the hotel are clasped together like hands greeting the city of Mumbai.
A top-end boutique hotel could soon be built in a vacant terminal at New York’s busy JFK airport, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The TWA Flight Center at JFK International, which has been closed since 2001, is being touted by its owners as the potential centrepiece for a “small, high-end hotel”.
The building, designed by Eero Saarinen, is built in a striking shape reminiscent of bird wings and is considered both a historic and architectural landmark.