Nowadays, hotels should deliver on other services besides lodging. In other words, it is not just a place to sleep. Therefore, hotel design, from façade to interior decoration, has become increasingly complex and is paid more and more attention to. The book selects 37 excellent hotel projects (including hotel designed by Frank O. Gehry) and is categorised into five parts - resort, brand, eco-friend, boutique and luxury. Each project is comprehensively presented through beautiful images, exquisite drawings and an explanative description. Architects or anyone in the field of hotel design con get inspiration from the book.
In recent years there has been a remarkable evolution in the design of hotels, with mainstream hotel chains rejecting characterless functionalism in favour of style-led individualism. This book gathers together over 40 of the best examples of hotel architecture and interiors from around the world, illustrating the impressive diversity of styles and forms. Identifying the latest industry trends, Riewoldt makes plain how both chains and independents have adopted individual design strategies to enhance their brand image in an increasingly global marketplace. It featuers the work of Michael Graves, Jean Nouvel and Philippe Starck amongst other big names.
A rollicking tour in the form of a long poem, and a tour de force in the form of a poeme à clef, through twentieth-century architecture at the end of millennium. Departing from conventional genres of architectural writing, Roger Connah presents an original and wry reflection on the fickle but exciting role that language, semantics, and philosophy have played this century in relation to architecture. Welcome to the Hotel Architecture is a five-part "anti-epic" poem on the culture of architecture--its tribes and inventions, the spectacular and vernacular, and the processes through which names and movements are secured, erased, forgotten, and manipulated.Using various styles and poetic approaches mimetic of the restless adventures, swerves, and hijacks of language and philosophy in architecture, Connah takes us on an eccentric hop, skip, and jump along the compound walls of architecture and eventually to the Hotel Architecture itself, where we witness a New Year's Eve symposium on December 31, 1999, that is truly carnivalesque. As we wander through the foyer to the Digital Lounge, where the DITTO conference is taking place, we hear some guests raising their glasses to Gin and Tectonica, others saying good-bye to the rhetoric of the last century, while others still cling to literary theory and philosophical thinness. Following the midnight hour, the crews finally arrive to clean up the mess left over from the architecture wars of the last century. Welcome to the Hotel Architecture! A project to build, a new accommodation, from degree zero to top speed, an architecture of true "unrest" for the next millennium.Along with Paul Valéry's Eupalonius, or the Architect, Le Corbusier's Poem of the Right Angle, and Paul Muldoon's Shining Brow, this is one of only a handful of long poems devoted to the subject of architecture written in the twentieth century. Certainly, it is one of the most unorthodox treatments of architecture in any genre since Connah's last tour de force of criticism, Writing Architecture: Fantomas Fragments Fictions, insinuated itself upon the discipline. Writing Architecture (MIT Press, 1989) won the International Congress of Architectural Critics Book Award and prefigured the name of the series in which this work appears.
Hotel Design, Planning and Development presents the most significant hotels developed internationally in the last ten years so that you can be well-informed of recent trends. The book outlines essential planning and design considerations based on the latest data, supported by technical information and illustrations, including original plans, so you can really study what works. The authors provide analysis and theory to support each of the major trends they present, highlighting how the designer’s work fits into the industry's development as a whole. Extensive case studies demonstrate how a successful new concept is developed. Hotel Design, Planning and Development gives you a thorough overview of this important and fast-growing sector of the hospitality industry.
When staying in a hotel it's easy to be drawn in by the interior design and the services on offer; but what about the architecture? This books showcases the stunning faades of hotels around the world. Contents: Desert Canyon Resort; Aloft ExCel London;
This book is a carefully selected compilation of some of the most outstanding projects in today's hotel design, where the constant renewal of guidelines and regulations lays new foundations for the emerging dialogue between the traveler, the hotel and the setting. Included are floor plans, elevations and technical specifications for each of the projects, all accompanied by explanations from the architects themselves. Prestigious names in the field such as Kengo Kuma, Toyo Ito + B720 Arquitectos and CL3 are among the featured architects, together with other emerging architects, which have been included in this essential design compendium.
"In New Hotel David Collins reveals the inspiration behind the world's most innovative modern hotels. With chapters on architecture, signage and branding, entrances, interior style, services and facilities, urban hotels and getaway locations, this comprehensive title evaluates the elements that set the best hotels apart."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
"Hotels occupy a particular place in popular imagination. As a place of exclusive sociability and bohemian misery, a site of crime and murder and as a hiding place for illicit liaison, the hotel has embodied the dynamism of the metropolis since the eighteenth century. Hotel Lounges and Lobbies: The Architecture of Professional Hospitality explores the architectural significance of hotels throughout history and how their material construction has reflected and facilitated the social and cultural practices for which they are renowned. Including case studies addressing contemporary developments in hotel planning and design, and illustrated throughout, this volume is an innovative and insightful contribution to architectural and interior design literature"--
Travel and leisure is the world's largest and fastest growing industry. This book anticipates the increasing demand for diverse hotels, resorts, and leisure-time amenities now appearing worldwide. Hotel Design, Planning, and Development presents the range of significant hotel types being developed today and illustrates them in their full global array of settings The book discusses the latest trends from guestrooms perched atop ultra-tall mixed-use towers to lavish desert villas shaded by high-rise structures to exotically themed resorts rising out of pristine tropical island waters. The book outlines essential planning and design considerations based on the latest data, supported by technical information and illustrations, including original plans. Analysis and theory supports each of the major trends that is presented, highlighting how the designer's work fits into the development of the industry as a whole, and giving a clear understanding of how successful new concepts develop. The experienced author team and their contributors represent both the professional and academic sides of the subject. In major sections covering Hotel Types, Design, and Development, they provide the developer, architect, designer, and hotel executive with a comprehensive and practical international overview of hotel design. *Contains an excellent overview of the hotel industry, with international case studies and numerous illustrations *Includes vital technical information and covers a wide range of hotel types for comparison *Well-known author team represents both professional and academic sides of hotel design, planning and development
Presenting 50 of the best examples of recent hotel architecture and interiors, this work incorporates a diversity of style and form in designer hotels, luxury hotels, resorts, themed hotels and the stylish mainstream of international business hotels.
Hotels and resorts are not an easy building to design. The relationships of hotels and the city are also an important notion of landmark within cities. The hotels are also to be seen as a reflection of the complex social geographies of city life. Review the built projects from Indonesian and southeast Asian architects, such as; Studio TonTon, Yori Antar, Ling Hao Architects, Nicholas Burns, and several other architects; also several upcoming projects from Indonesian and South-East Asian architects. We proudly published Daniel Libeskind’s Reffeltion on Keppel Bay, his first apartment towers in Singapore. Other projects by southeast Asian Architects : Pantara House, Jakarta (Studio Tonton) Villa S, Singapore (Ling Hao Architects) Sentosa House, Singapore (Nicholas Burns) Segara Ayu House , Bali(Yori Antar) Reflection at Kepple Bay, Singapore (Daniel Libeskind) Punggol Promenade, Singapore (LOOK Architects) Puri Ahimsa, Bali (Arte Architect) Casa De La Flora, Thailand (Vaslab) The L Hotel, Bali (Popo Danes Architects) Centra Taum, Bali (andramatin architect) Ananta Legian (Airmas Asri) Banyan Tree Ringha, China (Architrave) Sudamala Suites, Bali (ESA International) Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam (Bensley Design Studios)
This sumptuously illustrated, beautifully produced book takes the reader on a visual tour of more than sixty of the world's most outstanding hotels. Divided equally among metropolitan and resort hotels in North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East and packed with hundreds of color photographs, Ultimate Hotels is a must-have for anyone interested in distinctive style, service, and design in accommodations. 7A lavishly illustrated tour of more than sixty of the world's most outstanding metropolitan and resort hotels. 7A must-have for anyone Interested in distinctive style, service, and design when staying abroad or away from home.
The Old Wives' Tale, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, Riceyman Steps, Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women, The Human Machine, Anna of the Five Towns
Author: Arnold Bennett
This meticulously edited Arnold Bennett collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels: A Man from the North The Grand Babylon Hotel Anna of the Five Towns Leonora A Great Man Teresa of Watling Street Sacred and Profane Love Hugo The Ghost- A Modern Fantasy The City of Pleasure: A Fantasia on Modern Themes Buried Alive The Old Wives' Tale Clayhanger Denry the Audacious Helen with the High Hand The Card Hilda Lessways The Plain Man and His Wife The Regent: A Five Towns Story of Adventure in London The Price of Love From the log of the Velsa These Twain The Pretty Lady The Roll-Call The Lion's Share Mr.Prohack Lilian Riceyman Steps Elsie and the Child The Strange Vanguard Accident Imperial Palace Short Stories Collections: Tales of the Five Towns The Grim Smile of the Five Towns The Matador of the Five Towns The Woman who Stole Everything and Other Stories The Loot of Cities Mr. Penfound's Two Burglars Midnight at the Grand Babylon The Police Station The Adventure of the Prima Donna The Episode in Room 222 Saturday to Monday A Dinner at the Louvre Plays: What the Public Wants The Honeymoon The Great Adventure The Title Judith Non-Fiction: The Truth about an Author How to Become an Author The Reasonable Life Literary Taste: How to Form It How to Live on 24 Hours a Day The Feast of St. Friend: A Christmas Book Mental Efficiency Those United States Friendship and Happiness Paris Nights and Other Impressions of Places and People The Author's Craft Over There: War Scenes on the Western Front Books and Persons: Selections from The New Age 1908-1911 Self and Self-Management Things That Have Interested Me The Human Machine
With ever-increasing numbers of travel-savvy customers has come the need for hotels to, upgrade their concept of what makes for a comfortable stay. The many innovative designs found in these pages are destined to redefine the concept f what a hotel should be - from a design perspective as well as using criteria of comfort for customers. Through documentation is provided in the form of plans, sketches and text by the architects (Karim Rashid, Antonio Citterio, GCA Arquitectes...) and gorgeous, full color photographs.
Toronto - the largest and one of the most multicultural cities in Canada - boasts an equally interesting and diverse architectural heritage. Architecture, Design and Craft in Toronto 1900-1940 tells a story of the significant changes in domestic life in the first 40 years of the twentieth century. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach to studies of residential spaces, the author examines how questions of modernity and modern living influenced not only architectural designs but also interior furnishings, modes of transportation and ways to spend leisure time. The book discusses several case studies, some of which are known both locally and internationally (for example Casa Loma), while others such as Guild of All Arts or Sherwood have been virtually unstudied by historians of visual culture. The overall goal of the book is to put Toronto on the map of scholars of urban design and architecture and to uncover previously unknown histories of design, craft and domesticity in Toronto. This study will be of interest not only to the academic community (namely architects, designers, craftspeople and scholars of these disciplines, along with social historians), but also the general public interested in local history and/or visual culture.
WHICH IS MOVING: PEOPLE OR ARCHITECTURE? In an era where nomadism is the keyword that relates people to the rest of the world, architecture is seeking for a concrete response to the recent needs, result of the rise of mobility and worldwide travels. The proposal of new modular structures for the hospitality market defines the tendency to think movable, modular, flexible.
Designing interior spaces is a task that is equally relevant as architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design for those working professionally in the built environment. In this comprehensive work, an international and interdisciplinary team of authors presents the essential aspects of the various fields of contemporary interior architecture and design. The project examples are illustrated with brilliant photographs and plans. They have been selected according to consistent criteria for all chapters of the book and represent the essential building types, including exhibition stand design, as well as a broad range of today’s design approaches. The authors place the collaboration between the various design disciplines at the center of focus. The appendix contains information for further research. All in all, Designing Interior Architecture is a fundamental reference work for all those professionally engaged with the design.