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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A revitalized solar roof for San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall
Roofing | January 26, 2015 | Duro-Last Roofing

White thermoplastic PVC roof system fits the bill for rooftop solar installation project at famed concert hall.

MVRDV designs twisty skyscraper to grace Vienna's skyline
Mixed-Use | January 26, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The twist maximizes floor space and decreases the amount of shadows the building will cast on the surrounding area....

January 22, 2015 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects reported the December ABI score was 52.2, up from a mark of 50.9 in November. Th...

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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Photo: Terence Wiki via Wikimedia Commons
Multifamily Housing | January 22, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Investors bet big time on demand for rental properties over homeownership in 2014, when sales of apartment buildings...

January 21, 2015 | Autodesk

Schneider Electric has announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding, which states that Schneider Electric...

Rendering courtesy Tesla
January 21, 2015 | John Caulfield

Tesla Motors’ “gigafactory,” a $5 billion project on 980 acres in Sparks, Nev., could annually produce enough power f...

 
3D Printer, Building, Multifamily, China
Modular Building | January 21, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The building components were prefabricated piece by piece using a printer that is 7 meters tall, 10 meters wide, and...

Crystalline Amethyst Hotel Rendering NL Architects
January 20, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The Dutch practice NL Architects designed a proposal for a chain of hotels shaped like a rock cut in half to reveal a...

No. 1 Undershaft, London, Avery Associates, tower
January 20, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 270-meter tower, dubbed the No. 1 Undershaft, will stand next to the city's "Cheesegrater" building.

January 20, 2015 | EH&E

A pilot program that rapidly identified and resolved fire and life safety deficiencies during construction and renova...

Renderings courtesy Holm Architecture Office
January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

New York-based HAO has released designs for the proposed Bolong 3D Movie Museum & Mediatek in Tianjin.

January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Nearly 100 years after Antoni Gaudí’s death, Chile will begin constructing a chapel using his designs.

Mitazono Wakaba, Architecture for Humanity, bankruptcy, nonprofit
January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

After more than 15 years of work, the nonprofit design group Architecture for Humanity has closed its San Francisco o...

January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

On Jan. 14, 2015, developer Carpenter & Company and executives from the Four Seasons broke ground on the Four Sea...

January 19, 2015 | BD+C News
The 89th and 90th floors of 157 W. 57th Street have just been purchased for more than $100 million. 
Minneapoliss Target Field Station opened last May 17. The $82.5 million hub is
January 18, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

You can catch a train at Minneapolis’s new Target Field Station. You can also share in an experience. That’s what ‘Op...

Hot Box, by Michaela MacLeod of Polymtis Architecture and Nicholas Croft, was o
January 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Five winning designs have been unveiled for lifeguard stands that will double as public space art installations on To...

Photo: Shmuel Spiegelman via Wikimedia Commons
January 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

A study released by the New York Building Congress shows that construction costs in Manhattan have risen 5% in each o...

All photos courtesy Andrew Pielage Photography
January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Artist Adam Reed Tucker used 180,000 LEGO pieces and 420 hours of work to recreate Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West...

January 15, 2015 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Construction input prices dipped 1.4% during the final month of 2014 and are down nearly 1% on a year-over-year basis...

Vilnius Beacon, Daniel Libeskind
January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Perched on the highest peak between Vilnius' historic quarter and downtown, the Vilnius Beacon will be a hub for visi...

January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The illustrations are Federico Babina's abstract interpretations of the styles of famous architects, from Frank Lloyd...

Photo: National Cancer Institute/Chris Spielmann via Wikimedia Commons
January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In sharp contrast to most suburban communities in the Washington, D.C. area, Bethesda, Md., stands out as a fine exem...

Photo: OSHA
January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

As of Jan. 1, all employers under the jurisdiction of OSHA are required to report all work-related fatalities within...

Photo: Charles Powell, FEMA
January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An Illinois law took effect on Jan. 1 that requires all new and remodeled schools to have storm shelters.

January 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The competition challenged design teams to create zero-net-energy buildings for the Jack London Gateway project site...

January 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Holl designed the campus’ north side to be a pedestrian-centered cultural hub on a lively landscape with ample underg...

Torre Costanera in Santiago, Chile, is South America's first supertall. Photo: J
January 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Last year was a record-breaking year for high-rise construction, with 97 tall buildings completed worldwide, includin...

January 13, 2015 | AIA

Exchange House, an elegant 10-story office building that spans over the merging tracks of London’s Liverpool Street S...

January 13, 2015 |

As of January 1, 2015, Executive Vice President Ryan Mouledous has been named the new President of Broadmoor, LLC, a...

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