For today’s Monday Morning Photos we found a recently opened hotel in Amsterdam called “CityHub, which is aimed at Generation Y (currently 25-35 years old) travelers that are all about a digital lifestyle.
Generation Y are connected 24/7 and are comfortable in a world filled with touch screens and quick service. The hotel is located in an old industrial warehouse, CityHub combines the privacy of a hotel, but the affordability of a hostel which really represents Generation Y.
Each Hub is configured in an ‘L’ shape, so the hotel is able to fit more rooms into the space.
One of the worlds largest Hospitality Design firms, HBA- Hirch Bedner Associates is opening their design offices for a tour. If you are an IAD Club member and you are on your freshman year send us an email with your name, ID number and what semester you are in. We only have 12 spots available. Don’t miss the chance to see their space and meet some of their designers.
For Today’s Monday Morning Photos, we have a dermatology clinic in Portugal designed Atelier Central Arquitectos.
Their main design consists of eliminating angles by establishing smooth transitions between the different plans in a continuous movement that leads us trough with and extraordinary use of form, natural and artificial materials and contrast. The surrounding limits transform themselves into a continuous skin, assumed as a package of the volumes that distribute on the inside.
The stairway assumes itself as a wood sculpture which leads us to the upper floor.
This project caught our eyes because of the beautiful use of organic shapes and natural materials, the project was designed by Parick Jouin and architect Sanjit Manku. The existing building is considered a historic and monumental site, so Jouin Manku decided not to interfere too much with it and take a more minimalist approach to the design, with a limited palette of raw and natural materials such as blackened raw steel, patinated zinc, unfinished oak, beech, quartzite, brick, brass and saddle leather.
World Architecture Festival 2015: architecture firm Spark has unveiled its new concept for “the next generation of retirement housing” – a community of homes and health facilities combined with a vertical urban farm.The main design aims to tackle the main issues affecting cities in Southeast Asia. The first is that the number of people above retirement age is rapidly increasing, and the second is that the majority of food is imported rather than grown locally.
The solution to this issues is to transform retirement communities into self sufficient farming businesses, growing fruits and vegetables that can also be sold to fund healthcare and other amenities for residents.
For today’s Monday Morning Photo(s) we would like to congratulate IAD BFA student Kristin Choi for receiving the NEWH San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Hospitality Scholarship Award,
NEWH is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities, they’ve honored Kristin with a $5000 scholarship to help defray the cost of tuition, books or supplies. The ceremony was held at the Green Room in San Francisco this past Thursday November 12th.
If you are interested in NEWH and would like to join the San Francisco chapter or would like to submit an application click here
One of our favorite tech companies to look for inspiration in terms of design is Google, they recently opened its new, 27,000 square-foot co-working campus located in a former battery factory in Madrid, the space provides areas for entrepreneurs to learn, share ideas and launch start-ups. The campus was designed by London-based architecture and interior design firm: Jump Studios who have very innovative designs from London, Spain and New York.
KEREM hotel in Istanbul is located in the trendy district of Beyoglu, Lazaro Rosa- Violan was in charge of beautiful interiors of the space. One of the main elements kept from the original building was the French inspired face, while the interior was reformed and redesigned in a style very characteristic of the designer, the use of leather, wood, iron and architectural elements combined together to create modern spaces with a classic look.
Spanish Interior designer, Alex Alvarez, fromBlanco Azabache Studio, has completed the design of a new demonstration kitchen in the old town of Sant Cugat del Vallès in Spain, which is just a few hours away from Barcelona.
The project goal was to redesign a room on the top floor of a house that used to be a coffee shop, with an attic that was not being used and had never been opened to the public.
The client requested a space to be used as a gastronomical demonstration classroom, show-cooking room, and for bar tending classes. For this reason, they decided to focus the space around the island, where up to 10 people can gather, as well as a cooking coach, guest chef or bartender. Because the island is the center of attention, Alvarez decided to give it more personality by using a diagonal tile pattern, using a beveled tile in lemon yellow to contrast with the existing natural materials found in the space.
1Rebel, is a new luxury boutique brand of gyms, that combines highly intense fitness sessions with live music, bespoke playlists, healthy food and a small luxury retail section cater to sports fanatics. The site is located in St. Mary Axe, and occupies an approximately 745-square-meter (8,000 sq. feet) former office area which has been stripped down and reconfigured into an urban, energetic space designed by London-based architecture Studio C102.
In the reception area, healthy food and freshly-pressed juices are served by Roots & Bulbs juice bar. The bar area was designed by k-studio. Photo by Gareth Gardner.