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. Continue reading
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.
Mexican beer brand Corona has launched a new hotel in
Madrid, called “Save the Beach hotel” and made entirely of rubbish.
It is constructed out of 12 tons of items found littered on Europe’s beaches and is designed to raise awareness of the plight of coastlines and seas around the world.
Designed by German artist HA Schult, it will be open to visitors in the Spanish city between January 19 and 23, coinciding with a tourism fair held there — a similar exhibit was installed in Rome for the World Environment Day week.
Chanel is to donate the
designed by Iraqi-born British architect, Zaha Hadid, to the Arab World Institute. exhibition pavilion
The pavilion showcased artworks by contemporary artists inspired by Chanelâ€™s iconic 2.55 handbag in 2008.
will thereby perpetuate this work designed by one of the greatest contemporary architects. Chanel Continue reading
Be delighted by this educative and yet playful lesson of
from the city of Berlin for the release of the brand new individual Louis Vuitton Berlin City Guide. architecture
City authorities on Wednesday approved plans to build a 67-floor skyscraper near New York City’s tallest structure, the Empire State Building, over objections from owners of the iconic landmark.
The full city council overwhelmingly approved the project in a 47-1 vote. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has already voiced support for the building.
, currently named 15 Penn Plaza and designed by the architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, will go up two blocks from the Empire State building and across the street from Penn Station, a major bus and rail hub. skyscraper Continue reading
opened on July 3rd, two steps from OpÃ©ra, 18 months after the brandâ€™s first Paris store opened in the Carroussel du Louvre in Nov 2009. Apple Store
Named as Apple Opera Store, the design is a radical departure from the usual Apple Stores that you might have seen around the world.
The location has been under construction for well over a year, due to the need to preserve and restore historic architecture, such as wooden doors, arched windows and wrought-iron balcony railings on the exterior.
Continue reading has worked with jewelry designer Philippe Tournaire to produce a series of writing instruments based on the world’s greatest structures. S.T. Dupont
Called “Architectural Masterpieces,” the series is inspired by three iconic monuments of the contemporary world—Paris’ Les Invalides, Russia’s St. Basil’s Cathedral, and China’s Pagoda of the Sun.
The roofing of the structures is made of solid 18 karat gold while the pens’ cylinders are manually plated and polished in bronze.
Japanese architecture firm Sanaa, winners of the prestigious Pritzker prize, will plan the conversion of iconic Parisian department store La Samaritaine to other uses, owners
said in a statement. LVMH
The firm, founded by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, is to present plans by the end of the year for converting the art deco building into a complex of shops, flats, offices and a hotel.
The store, once the biggest in Paris in terms of floor space, occupies a prime site overlooking the Seine river in central Paris.
The financially troubled
on Monday opened the world’s tallest building, a glistening concrete, glass and steel pinnacle rising 828 metres (2,717 feet) out of the desert sands. Gulf emirate of Dubai
Blazing fireworks rippled up and down the massive structure after it was officially opened by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum.
He renamed the building, previously known as Burj Dubai, Burj Khalifa in honour of United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan.
Architectural photographer Iwan Baan recently shot the Universe House, a beach house in Mexico barely higher than the rock it sits on, with a pool on the roof.
The house was designed by Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco and built by architect Tatiana Bilbao. Via
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The hotel will form
the centerpiece of a new resort to be built near Split, the second-largest city in Croatia that is situated on the shores of the Adriatic Sea.
Designed by Richard Hywel Evans of Studio RHE the concept was proposed from a desire to provide sea views from each room.
The 61m diameter hotel will have three floors and will rotate
1.3 times per day. Guests will enter from below at lower ground level which does not rotate. Continue reading
This Paratyâ€™s reinforced concrete boxes house design is a modern residential design located in in Paraty, Brazil.
Continue reading Printemps store Paris, the largest beauty department in the world, is about halfway through a $100 million renovation that it hopes to complete in 2010.
“Our vision is
to make Printemps the best store in the world,” said Paolo de Cesare, the store’s president and chief executive.
For now, Printemps is under a giant tentwhile a team of 60 artisans bring the flagship’s 1883 faÃ§ade back to its original Belle Epoque glory.
MahaNakhon will be the most ambitious complex of contemporary architecture and design in Thailand and
the tallest building in Bangkok.
The 77-story tower has been designed by OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), the architects behind Beijingâ€™s iconic CCTV tower in Beijing, China.
A spiraling incision of â€œarchitectural pixelsâ€ travels up the building, interrupting the curtain wall to reveal a series of terraces for larger units and shared spaces. Continue reading European designer Marc Canadell designed this EPIC modern architectural masterpiece soaring above Los Angeles, flawlessly designed and crafted with the highest quality materials and accoutrements.
The home is currently being offered for sale through
for Mauricio Umansky $17,995,000. Continue reading New York design firm Leeser Architecture have won a competition to design a hotel in the Zayed Bay district of Abu Dhabi, UAE. Called the Helix for its spiraling floors, the hotel is located in the bay and sits partially over the water.
The building includes a glass-bottomed swimming pool on the roof, visible eight floors below, and a running track on the fifth floor.
It will be part of a new waterfront development in Abu Dhabi, adjacent to the Sheik Zayed Bridge by
Zaha Hadid Architects that is currently under construction.
The architect Safdie Rabines has designed the Hilltop House
in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
The home was
designed to maximize the 360 degree views from its hilltop location, just north of San Diego.
The home is currently being offered for sale (
) through the agents at Gallagher & Gallagher. $7,000,000 Stockholm-based SommarnÃ¶jen (Summer Enjoyment in English) has just unveiled the designs for five new beautiful 15-square-meter second houses. SommarnÃ¶jen provides the houses ready-built on site. Some are suitable for year-round use as well.
The mini-houses are also great as additions to a larger dwelling â€” as guest houses, studios, workshops, separate bedrooms and of course, saunas.