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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The GSA Regional Office and Cotton Annex in Southwest Washington, D.C., is being
April 30, 2014 | GSA

The GSA has issued an RFQ seeking developers who can provide construction and development services in exchange for th...

Photo: US Army via Wikimedia Commons
April 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Army would see the sharpest cuts on a percentage basis, with a $578 million, or 52% reduction in FY 2015.

The plans for Chaoyang Park Plaza were floated two years ago, and now the design
April 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Construction work has begun on the 120,000-sm mixed-use development, which was envisioned by MAD architects as a mode...

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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60 Richmond East Housing Co-Operative in Toronto, designed by Teeple Architects.
April 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff and RAIC

The conversion of a Mies van der Rohe-designed gas station and North Vancouver City Hall are among the recently compl...

The free tool provides real-time data visualization for each state. Here is the
April 29, 2014 | USGBC

The online data visualization resource highlights green building data for each state and Washington, D.C.

The Big U is one of 10 entries in the Rebuild by Design competition. Renderings
April 29, 2014 | Lynne Fort, Associate Digital Editor

Bjarke Ingels' proposed design for the Rebuild by Design competition adapts a key design principle in ship building t...

 
Illustration: Arup
April 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From vertical farming to glowing trees (yes, glowing trees), Arup engineers imagine the future of green infrastructur...

April 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Architectural League Prize, created in 1981, "recognizes exemplary and provocative work by young practitioners an...

LEGO Architecture has released a replica of the not-yet-built LEGO museum, desig
April 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEGO Architecture has created a box set that customers can use to build replicas of the LEGO Museum, which is not yet...

April 24, 2014 | Pfeiffer Partners Architects 

The program for the three-story building will include a dance/performance studio, five dance studios, instructional c...

Sasaki's MyCampus interactive mapping program
April 23, 2014 | Chris Sgarzi, Sasaki Associates

Advanced methods of data collection, applied both prior to design and after opening, are bringing a new focus to the...

April 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment has selected the top ten examples of sustainable a...

B2 rendering, copyright SHoP
April 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At 32 stories, the B2 residential tower at Atlantic Yards has been widely lauded as a bellwether for modular construc...

Archibot, by Han Seok Nam courtesy ArchDaily
April 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Archibot is intended to take technical data and translate it into full-scale physical markings on construction si...

Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons
April 23, 2014 | AIA

The March ABI score was 48.8, down sharply from a mark of 50.7 in February. This score reflects a decrease in design...

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For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, Ill., the design team...

April 22, 2014 | KTGY Group

The new $44 million community is situated on eight acres, directly adjacent to the local Park-n-Ride, and a quick wal...

April 22, 2014 | Gypsum Association

The Gypsum Association has released GA-227-13, “Recommendations for the Prevention of Ceiling Cracking.” The publicat...

The terminal is expected to serve 150 million passengers per year. Renderings: c
April 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In partnership with the Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects, Grimshaw Architects has revealed its pla...

According to DBIA's new report, design-build requires more than a good contract
April 21, 2014 | DBIA

Design-build requires more than a good contract and appropriate risk allocation, says the DBIA. Everyone from the own...

Embodying the theme little mountains, the 35,000-sf museum will be located in
April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff
Embodying the theme “little mountains,” the 35,000-sf museum will be located in a former college laboratory buildin...
The Aon Center in Chicago was first designated a BOMA 360 building in 2010. Phot
April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In the first quarter of 2014, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International certified 66 properti...

Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons/Flickr
April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that distinct portions of a mixed-used building may be treate...

Photo: Chmee2 via Wikimedia Commons
April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Olivet Management LLC, a real estate development and management company, faces $2.3 million in proposed fines from th...

For an 1893 academic building in the Collegiate Gothic style at Bryn Mawr (Pa.)
April 16, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Building Teams must focus on a number of key decisions in order to arrive at the optimal solution: repair the windows...

April 15, 2014 | Holcim

The fourth cycle of the USD 2 million International Holcim Awards competition attracted more than 6,000 projects and...

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Mich. Photo credit: Justin Macono
April 15, 2014 | AISC

Zaha Hadid's Broad Art Museum and One World Trade Center are among the projects honored by the American Institute of...

David Chipperfield Architects has won the Nobel Center architectural competition
April 15, 2014 | Nobel Center

The distinctive building, with its shimmering vertical brass elements and glass façade design, beat out two other fin...

The "first fuel": Avoided energy use from energy efficiency in 11 IEA member cou
April 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Avoided energy use attributable to energy-efficiency investments has resulted in a contribution outstripping the annu...

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