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Category: Hotels

December 01, 2014 /

InterContinental Hotel
Oikios Architekten
Davos, Switzerland

The characteristic oval shape and the almost scale-like facade - made of the twisting ribbons that form the balconies - makes the new InterContinental Hotel in Davos, Switzerland, designed by Munich-based architecture office Oikos Architekten, a striking landmark. Like a giant, shimmering pinecone amidst snow-clad pine trees of the Swiss Alps.

Photo: arcspace
Kisho Kurokawa - Nakagin Capsule Tower - Exterior
January 02, 2006 /

Nakagin Capsule Tower
Kisho Kurokawa
Tokyo, Japan

The Nakagin Capsule Tower was the first capsule architecture design, the capsule as a room inserted into a mega-structure, built for actual use. The Capsule Tower realizes the ideas of metabolism, exchangeability, recycleablity as the prototype of sustainable architecture.

Hotel Marques de Riscal by Gehry Partners, LLP, in Elciego, Spain, Exterior roof detail,
Photo © Thomas Mayer
September 25, 2006 /

Hotel Marques de Riscal
Gehry Partners, LLP
Elciego, Spain

The winery of Vinos Herederos del Marques de Riscal is located in Elciego, in the Rioja region of Spain, and is one of the oldest wineries in the region. The building is a series of rectilinear elements, clad in sandstone, combined with sweeping panels of gold and pink titanium, and mirror finish stainless steel.

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