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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June 11, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

Today's technologies allow us to work anywhere. So why come to an office at all? Herman Miller has an answer.

June 11, 2014 | Plaza Construction

Slated for completion in 2015, both the seven-story, 275,141 square-foot One Ocean and six-story, 190,654 square-foot...

AkzoNobel's Human Cities initiative commits to improving, energizing and regener
June 11, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

Dutch company AkzoNobel is partnering with Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA to study how the application of colorful paints and...

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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June 11, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

California-based Esri, a supplier of GIS software, created a nifty interactive map that gives viewers a satellite per...

Renderings courtesy Eindhoven University of Technology / www.StrusturalIce.com
June 10, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Associate Editor

"Sagrada Familia in Ice" will be built with a mixture of wooden fibers and plain ice that is three times stronger tha...

June 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Roof window manufacturer Fakro offers a skylight window system that quickly converts into an open-air balcony.

 
June 10, 2014 | Magnusson Architecture and Planning

Selis Manor is the first government-funded residence for the vision-impaired and disabled in New York City. MAP’s des...

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June 09, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

The new program focuses exclusively on the sustainable design and construction of interior spaces in nonresidential b...

Ground cafe at Yale University, New Haven, Conn., by Bentel and Bentel Architect
June 09, 2014 | AIA

Yale's funky new Ground café and a pavilion made from 53,780 recycled plastic bottles are among the nation's best new...

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June 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The museum, meant to hold Eli and Edythe Borad's collection of contemporary art, is suing the German company Seele fo...

June 09, 2014 | SSOE

SSOE’s Board of Directors announced that it has selected Bob Howell to be the next President and CEO of the engineeri...

The city of Buffalo hired a team of professionals to execute assessments for mor
June 08, 2014 | Joseph Cassata, AIA, CannonDesign

Over the past few years, Buffalo has developed a cutting-edge facility management program to ensure it's utilizing it...

June 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

AT Design Office has proposed a design for a floating city to offset increasing urban populations in China. To create...

Renderings: courtesy Related Companies
June 06, 2014 | Related Companies

Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group are teaming to develop Fifty Five Hudson Yards, the latest addition to...

June 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In Seville, Spain, architectural firms Hombre de Piedra and Buró4 have designed and completed a cruise ship terminal...

The city of Santa Monica, Calif.'s Parking Structure 6 won for Best Design of a
June 05, 2014 | International Parking Institute

Winners include garages that are architectural delights, an airport's canopied parking atrium, and an environmentally...

June 05, 2014 | American Institute of Steel Construction

A team of 20 students from the University of California, Davis were named champions in the 2014 ASCE/AISC National St...

View of Berkeley and Bay from Claremont Canyon. Photo: Urban via Wikimedia Commo
June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Volunteers in Berkeley, Calif., are collecting signatures for the “Green Downtown & Public Commons Initiative,” a...

Under the original plan, the complex was scheduled to be finished as early as th
June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A massive new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security is more than $1.5 billion over budget, 11 years be...

The Big U is one of six resiliency proposals moving forward. Renderings courtesy
June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Obama Administration has pledged $1 billion in federal funding to protect the New York City region from flooding...

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June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Farmers Insurance filed nine class action suits against nearly 200 communities in the Chicago area, saying that local...

June 05, 2014 | Lynne Fort, Associate Digital Editor

A study of protected bikes lanes in five U.S. cities shows a 21% to 171% increase in observed ridership within one ye...

An example of emerging "live, work, play" strategy is the development of residen
June 05, 2014 | Eric Fisher and Patrick Duke

In urban and even suburban markets, real estate is about the "live, work, play," with close proximity to mass transit...

Waterfront view including the competition site from the Market Square, looking s
June 05, 2014 | Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

This is the first time the Guggenheim Foundation has sought a design through an open competition. Anonymous submissio...

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June 04, 2014 | Bernie Markstein, Chief Economist, Reed Construction Data

This year's unusually difficult winter took its toll on construction activity. Nonetheless, first quarter spending fo...

New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park by MIT CAU + ZUS + URBANISTEN.
June 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Plans from Rem Koolhaas and Bjarke Ingels are among the six winning proposals in HUD's Rebuild by Design competition....

Dave Boswell, President and CEO of Hughes Associates, Inc., and Martin Reiss, CE
June 04, 2014 | The RJA Group

The transaction creates one of the largest providers of lifecycle building consultancy services that will include, ri...

The panels have rectangular dimensions, with shades of red and gray to mirror th
June 04, 2014 | Nichiha Sponsored Content

The design team for the Third North apartment complex specified Nichiha’s Illumination Series architectural panels in...

June 04, 2014 | American Builders 2017

A joint venture between Barton Malow, Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, and New South Construction will...

June 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The tower, built in front of St. Stephen's Basilica, is topped with a Rubik's cube and was built using thousands of b...

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