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

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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 04, 2014 | Nichiha Sponsored Content

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

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

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

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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Century Spire will reach 60 stories when construction is complete. Renderings: c
June 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Century Spire, Daniel Libeskind's latest project, has just broken ground in Century City, southwest of Manila. It...

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BUILDINGChicago is a major conference and trade expo serving architects, engineers, contractors, property owners, rea...

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The Green Parking Council, an affiliate of the International Parking Institute, has launched the Green Garage Certifi...

 
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Ten of 16 nonresidential construction subsectors posted increases in spending in April, according to the latest U.S....

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The elevated station will be a key portal within All Aboard Florida’s rail system, the nation's only privately owned,...

Fall prevention is the theme of OSHA's "Stand Down" campaign. Photo: Wikimedia C
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New program urges firms to explore ways to prevent jobsite falls, which are a leading cause of death and injury for c...

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Incorporating internship and examination requirements into university education, the regulatory organization looks to...

CityHome's office configuration
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Dubbed CityHome, the system integrates furniture, storage, exercise equipment, lighting, office equipment, and entert...

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Cities around the U.S. are taking notice of New York's highly popular High Line elevated park system. Both Chicago an...

May 30, 2014 | HRI Properties

New Orleans-based HRI Properties recently completed the purchase of one of the most storied buildings in downtown Dal...

May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Funded through Kickstarter, iSketchnote uses a smart pen to instantly digitize hand-written notes and drawings.

The University of British Columbia Earth Sciences Building, by Perkins + Will, i
May 29, 2014 | reThink Wood

The wood-industry advocacy group reThink Wood has released "...

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New York City developers are using rooftop wind turbines in an effort to attract buyers by highlighting a building’s...

Tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Photo: Thilo Parg via Wikimedia Commons; Lice
May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architect Butch Grimes, who examined the wreckage after a half-mile tornado struck Tuscaloosa, Ala., believes toughen...

CBRE's global headquarters in Los Angeles is the world's first WELL-certified co
May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The standard is the first protocol of its kind that focuses on improving human wellness within the built environment...

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In Sernecke's competition to design Sweden's tallest skyscraper, five finalists have been selected: Manuelle Gautrand...

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For some building owners, a new measurement standard could mean that their building would shrink in size and lose val...

Customers want continuity, so the look and feel of every channel, from mobile to
May 29, 2014 | JLL

In pursuit of enhanced customer experiences, retailers are using Big Data, interactive technology, and omni-channel s...

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The two-building headquarters for Turkey’s largest and oldest financial institution, Ziraat Bank, is inspired by the...

The lobby and staircase use thousands of lengths of repurposed timber. Photo cou
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The recently opened NewActon Nishi apartment complex in Canberra, Australia, features one of the more unique lobby sp...

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Occupying the building’s entire second floor, the male-centric center is honeycombed with examination and consultatio...

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Moshe Safdie's latest project, a pair of 38-story luxury residential towers in Singapore, will be linked by three "sk...

The Building Team just completed Phase II of the project, which includes 129 new
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First opened in 1940, South Boston's Old Colony housing project had become a symbol of poor housing conditions. Now t...

The J. Craig Venter Institute, a highly sustainable lab building, recently opene
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ZGF Architects' La Jolla building for genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter and his nonprofit research organization aims t...

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Sluggish economy and lackluster leasing force developer The Durst Organization and the Port Authority of New York and...

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