Morphosis unveils plans for controversial high-rise hotel in tiny Alpine village

The 7132 Tower, as this hotel is being called, would be the central piece of a resort complex that would also include two buildings designed by Pritzker Prize winners: Peter Zumthor and Tadao Ando. Renderings courtesy Morphosis

Hotel Facilities | March 27, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Vals is a village of roughly 1,000 people, nestled in the Alps in Switzerland. That might seem like a strange place to put a skyscraper. But don’t tell that to developer Remo Stoffel.

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December 06, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds that what Millennials expect and need from offices doesn’t vary drastically from tenured empl...

Photo courtesy Ken Nakagaki
December 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Design student Ken Nakagaki has adapted a device to work with CAD software to replicate digital files on paper.

Morton Buildings is the national leader in custom post-frame construction. With an expansive network of resources and an ongoing commitment to innovation within the industry, Morton has earned its reputation that has lasted for generations.

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December 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Dumpsters tend to be seen as necessary evils of city life, but John H. Locke and Joaquin Reyes wanted New York City's...

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December 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

City officials say the flurry of apartment construction over the past year has strained resources, including public s...

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December 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Recent airport designs are bigger and much more efficient, based on a look at recent projects in Mexico City, London,...

 
December 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Just under 10 miles away from Singapore, Funtasy Island (yes, that's the real name) is a resort tucked away in the ma...

December 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Westminster Council has approved a £175 million 'Garden Bridge' that will allow pedestrian traffic only. There has be...

Shanghai Tower. Photo: Yhz1221 via Wikimedia Commons
December 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

This year has seen the completion of many signature tall buildings, including the One World Trade Center. ...

December 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The report projects a future where highways will be made from self-healing, glow-in-the-dark materials and will be go...

December 03, 2014 | The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

The agreement represents over a decade of negotiations, bringing cross-border recognition of professional credentials...

December 03, 2014 | AIA Foundation

Chicago, Dallas, and Pittsburgh are among the U.S. cities to join the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge, pioneered by Th...

A efficient cooling system that draws water from the Chicago River was one of th
December 02, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

River City in Chicago is one of 17 existing multifamily properties to earn Energy Star certification, which became av...

Renderings of how shipping containers will form a 12,000-sf retail district call
December 02, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

OneC1TY, a healthcare- and technology-focused community under construction on 18.7 acres near Nashville, Tenn., will...

December 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The list includes both additions to existing structures and entirely new buildings, from Frank Gehry's Foundation Lou...

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December 02, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

This month's increase in nonresidential construction spending is far more consistent with the anecdotal information f...

December 02, 2014 | Hoffmann Architects

The architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors announces the promotio...

December 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The proposal blends affordable retirement housing with urban farming by integrating vertical aquaponic farming and ro...

December 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A Malaysian development consortium is guiding the project, which is meant to mimic the caves of Gunung Mulu National...

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December 02, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Inexplicable designs. Questionable functionality. Absurd budgeting. Just plain inappropriate. These are some of the c...

December 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Skanska will participate in an 18-month program with a consortium of partners to develop a robot capable of printing...

Construction work started on the Santiago Calatrava-designed Chicago Spire in 20
November 29, 2014 | CTBUH

Remember the Chicago Spire? What about Russia Tower? These are two of the tallest building projects that were started...

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November 26, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The outcome-based approach requires the building owner to provide the building’s utility bills for a 12-month period...

November 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Bahrain National Theatre will be recognized with an Honor Award by the United States Institute for Theatre Techno...

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November 26, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Colorado's “vexing construction defects law” has hampered the building of new condominiums in the state, according to...

Renderings: U.S. Steel Corp
November 26, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The giant steelmaker has agreed to move into a new headquarters that is slated to be part of a major redevelopment....

COFFEEBOXX, OXX, K-cup
November 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The CoffeeBoxx single-serve brewer is billed as the world’s first ruggedized coffeemaker.

Rendering courtesy Behnisch Architekten
November 25, 2014 | Behnisch Architekten

The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive commercial building...

Open plan office space, Steelcase, Gensler, Deezen
November 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A vast majority of office workers feel open floor plans cause multiple distractions and that more private spaces are...

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November 25, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Uncertainty about government spending clouds an otherwise positive economic outlook among 59 middle market constructi...

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