Call for entries to AHEAD Americas awards 2020

Architects and designers working across the Americas are now invited to submit their entries to the 2020 edition of the AHEAD Awards. Championing standout hospitality projects from around the world, the AHEAD Awards focuses on four different regions: the Americas, Asia, Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Europe. The 2020 AHEAD Americas competition will review […]

The Tree House in Qiyun Mountain / Atelier Design Continuum

The Tree House in Qiyun Mountain / Atelier Design Continuum Bird’s eye view of tree house building and landscape space. Image © Feng Shao + 27 Bird’s eye view of tree house building and landscape space. Image © Feng Shao Background of the projectZYJ Tree house world is located in Qiyun Moutain, Xiuning County, Huangshan […]

Chicland Hotel / VTN Architects

Chicland Hotel / VTN Architects Courtesy of VTN Architects + 50 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 10495.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2019 Courtesy of VTN Architects Text description provided by the architects. Da Nang is one of the most famous tourist cities in Vietnam. The main city road Vo Nguyen Giap lays […]

Kumu Kanazawa Hotel / Yusuke Seki

Kumu Kanazawa Hotel / Yusuke Seki © Takumi Ota + 28 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 3499.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2017 PhotographsPhotographs: Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota Text description provided by the architects. Kanazawa is an old castle town on the Sea of Japan, famous for its tea-house districts and traditional […]

Belaroïa Residential Building / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Belaroïa Residential Building / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture © Luc Boegly + 37 © Luc Boegly ‘Belaroïa’ means jewels in langue d’oc, the old language of the area of Montpellier, in the south of France. It is a mixed-use program with a 3* campanile hotel, a 4* golden tulip, 12 luxury apartments, a restaurant, a wellness […]

LLLab uses red brick and slate for retreat close to the Great Wall of China

Chinese architecture studio LLLab has designed a hotel on the outskirts of Beijing as a village-style complex of buildings made from local brick and slate. The hotel is situated in Beijou Village, a short distance from the Great Wall of China, on a site formerly occupied by a gas station. Called San Sa Village, the […]

ZHU·85Villa Hotel / AT DESIGN

ZHU·85Villa Hotel / AT DESIGN © Song Ye + 36 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 400.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2019 PhotographsPhotographs: Song Ye © Song Ye “ZHU·85 ” is located in Guyan Painting Village in Lishui in the Jiangnan area. The homestay is surrounded by a lake and mountains. Here in […]

OMA completes tower made from trio of stacked triangles

Dutch architect OMA has built the 24-storey Nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel in Amsterdam, which is made from three triangular volumes stacked on top of each other. OMA has completed the tower, which is now being fitted out as a hotel for the NH Hotel Group, which owns the Nhow brand. When it opens it will […]

Rehe Valley Sky Yard / gad

Rehe Valley Sky Yard / gad © Guangkun Yang + 40 Architects: gad AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 29500.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2019 PhotographsPhotographs: Guangkun Yang © Guangkun Yang “Travel is the best medium for pleasure and romance”, vacation allows people to occasionally get off the track of daily life, gain […]

Planted terraces overlook the sea at the Grand Park Hotel by 3LHD

The Grand Park Hotel in Rovinj, Croatia, is topped with a series of planted terraces that step down towards the Adriatic Sea. Designed by local practice 3LHD, with interiors by Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni, the hotel has been designed to step down from the town centre to the seafront while having a minimal impact […]

AHEAD MEA winners create “specific experience without feeling like an amusement park”

The best new hotels in the Middle East and Africa take ownership of their unique contexts, say the judges of this year’s AHEAD Middle East and Africa Awards, in this video produced by Dezeen. The AHEAD MEA awards, which had its ceremony earlier this month at Caesars Bluewater in Dubai, celebrated the best in hotel […]

GEEMU Resort / fabersociety

GEEMU Resort / fabersociety View from Motorway. Image © Chao Zhang + 23 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 1194.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2019 PhotographsPhotographs: Chao Zhang ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: SMOS, 大金, 必达, 雷士照明 A New Normal in Xinping. Image © Chao Zhang Text description provided […]

Competition: win a three-night stay with five friends at Cabü by the Sea in Kent

In our latest competition, we’re offering one reader and five friends a three-night stay in the Boat House cabin at Cabü by the Sea in Kent. Located in St Mary’s Bay, near Romney Marsh wetlands on the Kent coastline, the timber-frame cabins offer a chance to relax outdoors by the English coast. The winner and […]

Bascuñan Building / 66 Arquitectos

Bascuñan Building / 66 Arquitectos © Carla González Cortez + 35 © Carla González Cortez Text description provided by the architects. The Bascuñan project is the creative response to the open call made through a private competition that sought the best design and space for a building with a mixed program: a hotel for immigrants and […]

Peter Pichler reveals visuals of luxury wooden Tree Suites in Austria

Gabled wooden structures encasing glass-walled living spaces will distinguish a group of treehouses that Peter Pichler Architecture has designed for a forest in Kitzbühel, Austria. Named Tree Suites, the structures are designed by Peter Pichler Architecture as part of a 7-star hotel that is being built in the small Alpine town by Six Senses. The Italian studio’s […]

Alila Yangshuo Hotel / Vector Architects

Alila Yangshuo Hotel / Vector Architects North Facade of Main Building. Image © Shengliang Su + 57 Hotel View from Village. Image © Shengliang Su Text description provided by the architects. Alila Yangshuo is located in a col near Li River in Yangshuo, Guangxi. Surrounded by picturesque natural landscape, the site locates in one of […]

Hotel The Fontenay / Störmer Murphy and Partners

Hotel The Fontenay / Störmer Murphy and Partners © Rainer Taepper + 22 © Rainer Taepper Text description provided by the architects. The five-star superior hotel THE FONTENAY is implemented on the site of the former Hotel In-terContinental, a unique location on the banks of Hamburg‘s Außenalster lake. The design for the hotel, which opened […]

Chongqing Factory Hotel / Usual Studio

Chongqing Factory Hotel / Usual Studio © Tim Wu + 31 © Yilong Zhao Text description provided by the architects. Hotel Mont Mirage is located at Pipashan in Chongqing City which is near Chongqing Liberation Monument. Designed by Usual Studio, the two old Chongqing No. 1 printing factory buildings were transformed into Mont Mirage hotel […]

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