08-05-2015

Hotels all over the world: the best of the week

DUS Architects,

DUS Architects,

Hotel, Sport & Wellness, Showroom,

Design,

Exhibition, Prize, Matimex,

Inspired by PIAM, Premio Internacional de Arquitectura Matimex, the award presented by the Matimex showroom MAE, we dedicate this week’s edition of “the best of the week” to hotel projects all over the world.



Hotels all over the world: the best of the week

The PIAM Premio Internacional de Arquitectura Matimex award presented by MAE, the Matimex showroom, offers our inspiration for this week’s edition of “best of the week”: hotels built in various parts of the world.
We begin our list with the “Slow Horse” hotel designed by Italian architectural studio Elasticospa, transforming a building from the '70s into a sustainable construction that interacts with its natural surroundings.
We then continue with a number of experimental projects such as Zaha Hadid’s City of Dreams hotel in Macao and Gecekondu, a nomad hotel built in a night by DUS Architects. The theme of the nomad hotel is also addressed by Hypercubus, project by Austrian studio wg3. Actescollectifs designed a hotel 2112 metres above sea level in the Swiss Alps, accessible only on foot, on skis or with a snowmobile. At the other extreme, in the heat of the French Antilles, Luis Pons Design Lab came up with a restyling project for the Guanahani Hotel & SPA, and in the deep south of the world the Hotel Awasi Patagonia is represented in photographs by Fernando Alda.