AHEAD Americas hotel award winners “reinvent ideas from the past”

Hotels across the Americas are drawing on local history to create memorable guest experiences, say AHEAD Americas awards judges in this video Dezeen produced for the awards programme. Many of the winners of this year’s AHEAD Americas awards, which had its ceremony last week at the Faena Forum in Miami, are urban hotels with interiors […]

The Siren Hotel references Detroit’s grand history says Ari Heckman

ASH NYC co-founder Ari Heckman explains how The Siren Hotel recalls Detroit’s glamorous past in this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD Awards. Design development firm ASH NYC overhauled a derelict historical building in downtown Detroit with the help of Quinn Evans Architects to create The Siren Hotel. The property was awarded the title […]

“Inventing a story means no design decision is arbitrary” says David Rockwell

New York architect David Rockwell explains how constructing a narrative can guide the design of hospitality spaces in this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD Awards. Rockwell Group, the firm founded by the architect in 1984, has won the Outstanding Contribution Award at tonight’s AHEAD Americas hospitality awards held at the Faena Forum in […]

Amanyangyun resort by Kerry Hill Architects designed to be “a living museum”

Amanyangyun hotel is designed to celebrate Chinese culture says Tanuj Goenka, director of Kerry Hill Architects, in this movie produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD awards. Part of the Aman Resorts collection of hotels, Amanyangyun was named Hotel of the Year at the AHEAD Asia Awards 2019, which celebrated the best in hotel and resort design […]

Digital technology adds “layer of understanding” to Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art

Casson Mann used 3D laser scanning to create replicas of 20,000-year-old cave paintings at the Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art, which won Interiors Project of the Year at Dezeen Awards 2018. The designers explain their process in this movie. Roger Mann, creative director of Casson Mann, told Dezeen that he wanted to explore a connection with […]

Cave-like interiors of Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar revealed

Koichi Takada Architects has unveiled the first interiors it has built within Jean Nouvel‘s National Museum of Qatar in Doha, Qatar, featuring undulating wooden surfaces. The images reveal the museum’s two gift shops, the first of a number of interior spaces designed by the architecture practice that will also include three eateries due to open later […]

AHEAD Asia hotel award winners show “design born out of real heritage”

The best new hotels in Asia mix contemporary design with attention to heritage, say the judges of this year’s AHEAD Asia awards in this movie Dezeen produced for the awards programme. The third AHEAD Asia awards, which took place at Andaz Singapore on March 7, celebrated the best in hotel and resort design across the continent. Jinou Park, […]

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