This year's Radical Innovation competition singled out for an honorable mention a hospitality concept called Garden House, devised by a student from the U.K.-based Architectural Association School of Architecture, that is super energy efficient. Image: Courtesy of John Hardy Group
Original hospitality design concepts lean on enhancing traveler comfort and mobility.
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Lotte World Tower’s glass-bottomed observation deck allows visitors to stand 1,640 feet above gro...read more
AIA is positive about spending growth for nonresidential building over the next two years, but notes this sector might be at the tail end of the current construction cycle. Image: Unsplash via Pixabay
Expects another double-digit growth year for office construction, but a more modest uptick for he...read more
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Equipped with hanging gardens and a panoramic viewpoint for its top tier, Jardins de l’Arche Towe...read more
Rendering courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti
The hotel looks to create a symbiosis between man, nature, and architecture.
Photo courtesy of The Hotel at Oberlin
The Hotel at Oberlin anchors the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center, the cornerstone of Oberlin’s Gree...read more
Rendering courtesy of JE Dunn
The hotel will combine the AC Hotels, Residence Inn, and SpringHill Suites brands.
Taipei 101, a 2.1-million-sf, 1,667-foot-tall office building in Taiwan that was completed in 2004, was chosen by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as the winner of its 2016 Performance Award for efficiency and sustainability. CTBUH also selected what it considers to be the best tall buildings in four regions of the world. Image: @Taipai Financial
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat selects winners in four regions.
The Millennial workforce is growing fast. An estimated 10,000 people turn 21 every day.
AEC firms, particularly those that design hotels and offices, gain a competitive edge by knowing...read more
The 506,000 rooms under contract in April represent a 14.6% YoY increase.
The ground floors of Oceanwide Center's two towers will be lifted up five stories to create an “urban room” with pedestrian crossings. Image: Foster + Partners
One of Oceanwide Center’s buildings will be the city’s second tallest.
SushiSamba’s 14,000-sf restaurant in Las Vegas is distinguished by a colorful, arching interior design. iCrave was the designer, PWI Construction the GC. Courtesy Forté Specialty Contractors. Click here to enlarge.
Restaurants are more than just places to eat. They are comprising town centers and playing into t...read more
Lobbies aren’t just for waiting around anymore. In New York City, Shawmut Design and Construction’s renovation of Smyth Hotel’s 7,900-sf lobby, main entrance, and storefront divided the lobby area into four sections: Living Room, Den, Library, and Evening Bar. Photo: Noah Fecks
Hotels and restaurants are branching out to attract more customers—and hold onto them longer. ...
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
InterContinental Hotels Group and Brack Capital Real Estate recently opened the 293-room Hotel Indigo in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Photo courtesy IHG
More than 100,000 rooms could be delivered this year alone.
Marriott Hotel in Miami. Photo: Mark Altstiel/Creative Commons.
The combination would form the world’s largest hotel company, and bring together two growth-minde...read more
The wheel's 19 pods will make a full revolution every half hour. Renderings courtesy SCAU
Hotel guests will slowly loop around the structure and get views from the banks of the Seine....
Chevron-patterned tiles are trending. All images courtesy Novità
Supersized tile and 3D walls are among the trending tile design themes seen at Cersaie, an exhibi...read more
Washington (D.C.) Marriott Marquis. Photo courtesy Cooper Carry
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest hotel sector design and construction firms, as reported i...read more
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Despite the adverse weather conditions that curtailed design and construction activity in the fir...read more
Residents of the Porte de Versailles neighborhood, in Paris’ 15th arrondissement where the tower is proposed, claim the tower will overshadow them. Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron
The 590-foot glass pyramid building will include a 120-room hotel, 754,000 sf of office space, an...read more
The hotel will have 10,000-rooms, a shopping center, and helipads on its 12 towers. Rendering courtesy Dar Al-Handasah
With 10,000 rooms, the Abraj Kudai hotel will far surpass the current title of world’s largest ho...read more
Alongside the new Suntrust Park in Atlanta will be a 16-story hotel built by Omni Hotels & Resorts. Renderings: Atlanta Braves
The Omni Atlanta Northwest Hotel will feature 16 floors with 260 guest rooms and suites, rooftop...read more
Once completed, and if approved, the structure will add three stacked cubes to the Amsterdam skyline. Renderings courtesy OMA
Once completed, and if approved, the structure will add three stacked cubes to the Amsterdam skyl...read more
The tower is named after Potala Palace in the Tibetan mountains, former home of the Dalai Lama. Renderings courtesy Lobsang Dargey / Weber Thompson
Construction on the 41-story Potala Tower in Seattle finally kicked off following a ground-breaki...read more
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
Vals is a village of roughly 1,000 people, nestled in the Alps in Switzerland. That might seem li...read more
The proposal is a compromise on another plan that would allow transgender people to use either the women’s or men’s room. Image via Pixabay
A few other cities, including Philadelphia, Austin, Texas, and Washington D.C., already have gend...read more
The number of units under construction is up 37% by projects and 34% by rooms, according to Lodging Econometrics. Photo: Abdul-Jawad Elhusuni via Wikimedia Commons
After a three-year bottoming formation, the pipeline for hotel construction has posted five conse...read more
The Dutch practice NL Architects designed a proposal for a chain of hotels shaped like a rock cut...read more