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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Renderings and plans courtesy New Wave Architecture
January 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Forget the rock climbing wall. A developer in Iran is building a rock climbing hall. That's right, an entire...

January 27, 2014 | Advanced Arch Grilles
Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian is dedicated to performance, and the team is pleased to announce new partn...
Photo: Pacific Northwest Regional Architecture via Wikimedia Commons
January 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The expansion of a tax-abatement program for green roofs under New York state law doubles the previous maximum benefi...

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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Yale School of Management, Edward P. Evans Hall. All images: Foster + Partners.
January 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Edward P. Evans Hall, the new home of the Yale School of Management, has opened for business. The 242,000-sf facility...

A new report suggests strategies for effective multifamily residential developme
January 24, 2014 | Urban Land Institute / Enterprise Community Partners

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3 Civic Plaza, Vancouver, BC, paved the way for a partnership between ZGF and Co
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ZGF has announced the formal establishment of a Vancouver, British Columbia, presence in partnership with Cotter Arch...

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January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Proposed legislation to further regulate the building of micro apartments has triggered appeals from community activi...

January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Pennsylvania Department of Education owes about $1 billion to numerous school districts for about 350 state-appro...

January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Tests showed winds can cause photovoltaic panels to destroy waterproof membranes. 

January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Some 1,500 concrete structures built in Los Angeles before 1980 could be vulnerable to earthquakes, according to Univ...

January 23, 2014 | National Institute of Building Sciences

The National Institute of Building Sciences honored its 2013 award winners at an Annual Reception and Awards Banquet...

January 23, 2014 | SMPS

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is accepting entries for its 37th Annual Marketing Communicati...

All images  Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/photographs by Namgoong Sun
January 23, 2014 | Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The 50-story tower features a unique, angled building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) exterior designed to maximize th...

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January 22, 2014 | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

The New School's vertical campus in Manhattan houses multiple functions, including labs, design studios, a library, a...

January 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The temporary pavilion for Russian telecom operator MegaFon will be wrapped with a massive digital "pin screen" that...

Photo: Tim Evanson via Wikimedia Commons
January 22, 2014 | AIA

The AIA's Architecture Billings Index dipped for the second consecutive month in December—the first consecutive month...

Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners, Comcast Corp.
January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The British architect last week unveiled his scheme for the $1.2 billion, 59-story Comcast Innovation and Technology...

January 21, 2014 | Dur-A-Flex

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless, resinous flooring, has...

At 1,166 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 was the tallest build
January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Last year was the second-busiest ever in terms of 200-meter-plus building completions, with 73 towers, according to a...

January 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The conference and exposition will take place September 29-October 1, 2014, at North America’s largest LEED Gold-cert...

This Usonian house will be moved to Arkansas to prevent flood damage. Images: Ta
January 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Numerous architectural experts have concluded that moving the Bachman Wilson House offers its best hope for long-term...

Twenty- and 40-ft shipping containers were used to create an office building for
January 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Australian firm Royal Wolf has put its money whe...

The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is Frank Gehry's first project in Sydney. All ima
January 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney, will mark Frank Gehry's debut project in the...

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new version addresses recent changes in federal contracting.

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Despite misleading media reports, January 1 did not mark a ban on the manufacture or import of 60-watt and 40-watt in...

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

There are 71 new LEED Interpretations, including 65 for Homes and Multifamily Midrise.

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

ASHRAE Standard 169, Climatic Data for Building Design Standards, now includes climatic data for 5,564 locat...

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