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Architectural visions for hotels of the future: Unbalance hotel project by OOIIO Architecture and Arctic observatory hotel project by Jensen Liu and Sally Hsu.
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This interesting topography is what we take advantage of to start the hotel design. A hotel with these characteristics and dimensions constructed in a traditional way would be a visual barrier, so we bet on a frame building that hosts a huge program that could block the ocean´s view, but thanks to its peculiar shape, the landscape is now even more relevant, we have framed it! And the observer will appreciate both, sea and land through our building.
We have designed this singular hotel for a Latin American promoter interested in creating a unique, innovative and worldwide recognizable building with a moderate investment. The building is located in Lima, a city which is enjoying nowadays a constant growth. The plot is located in front of the Pacific Ocean, in a quiet area outside of the city centre, hanging on a cliff with a relative height that appears due to the proximity of the Andes to the Pacific Ocean.
The building has 125 rooms but there are an important percentage dedicated to restaurants, conference rooms, meeting rooms, exhibitions, etc. the unique building´s shape will be the perfect “frame” to attract people and activities into it.
Unbalance hotel project
Unbalance hotel project
Unbalance hotel project
Unbalance hotel project
Unbalance hotel project
Aurora Borealis Arctic Observatory
The stories of the aurora phenomenon may now have a scientific explanation, this has not diminished the fascination for this seasonal event, nature’s most fascinating live painting continues to attract countless trekkers to search for this phenomenal experience, for that we have designed a hotel to capture and enrich this priceless journey.
The architectural discipline continues to be a step behind the technological advancement of the modern age. This proposal signifies a desire to challenge the use of technology in architecture, not for merely convenience but an all-round addition to form and function. How does architecture embrace the primitive desire of its occupant to immerse in a mysterious fantasy yet also project forward into the future?
The reflective surfaces aims to capture the aurora and blend with the context.
The use of geothermal energy assists the sustainability implementation of the building. The extracted geothermal energy is transformed into electricity and heat. Geothermal energy is captured to transform into electricity for the generation of a magnetic field. This power is used to generate the magnetic field required to active the façade of the building. The force field allows the LED wings to undulate respond to the Aurora and the force all around. The water collected from snow and rain will be recycled to be used within the building for hot springs and water features.
Aurora Borealis Arctic Observatory
Aurora Borealis Arctic Observatory
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