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Hotel Lobbies and Lounges by This series investigates the historical, theoretical and practical aspects of interiors. The volumes in the Interior Architecture series can be used as handbooks for the practitioner and as a critical introduction to the history of material culture and architecture. Hotels occupy a particular place in popular imagination. As a place of exclusive sociability and bohemian misery, a site of crime and murder and as a hiding place for illicit liaison, the hotel has embodied the dynamism of the metropolis since the eighteenth century. This book explores the architectural significance of hotels throughout history and how their material construction has reflected and facilitated the social and cultural practices for which they are renowned. Contemporary developments in the planning and design of hotels are addressed through a series of interviews and case studies. Illustrated throughout, this book is an innovative and important contribution to architectural and interior design theory literature.
Publication Date: 2013-01-25
Building with Water by Water has been an important topic in architecture and urban planning for years. The revitalization of the waterfront has been a prevalent trend in cities around the world. On the other hand, architecture also had to respond to the threat of floods. The theme of Building with Water is the use of water in architecture. It presents buildings that explicitly refer to water in their design and form. It establishes a typology of building by the water: residential structures, recreation facilities, industry and infrastructure, buildings for culture and art. The various design parameters are explored in four essays. Subsequently, twenty-two international projects are presented, organized according to their locations by a river, a lake or the sea. The authors' concern is not to show luxurious buildings in privileged locations but rather presenting projects that seriously grapple with the main criterion of the location--namely, water--in an ecologically sustainable way and respond to it with their design. Wasser ist seit Jahren ein wichtiges Thema in Architektur und Städtebau. «Building with Water» thematisiert die Verarbeitung von Wasser im architektonischen Entwurf; es werden Bauten vorgestellt, die sich in ihrer Gestaltung und Form ausdrücklich auf Wasser beziehen. Eine Typologie des Bauens am Wasser wird erstellt: Wohnbauten, Verkehrs- und Industriebauten, Bauten für Kultur und Freizeit. Ebenso werden einleitend klassische Beispiele des Bauens am/im/auf dem Wasser gezeigt, wie etwa Château de Chenonceaux an der Loire, Falling Water in Pennsylvania von Frank Lloyd Wright oder das Salk Institute in La Jolla,Kalifornien, von Louis I. Kahn. Geordnet nach ihren Standorten am Fluss, See oder Meer, werden dann etwa 20 internationale Projekte vorgestellt. Es geht den Autoren nicht darum, luxuriöse Bauten an privilegierten Plätzen zu zeigen, sondern Projekte darzustellen, deren Entwurf sich ernsthaft und ökologisch verträglich mit dem Hauptkriterium des Standortes - nämlich Wasser - auseinandersetzt und sich gestalterisch darauf bezieht
Publication Date: 2012-11-05
Bathrooms and Sanitation by Customised bathrooms are a basic requirement these days for every house, apartment and hotel room. In addition to personal hygiene, bathrooms also have an important function at the emotional level when it comes to taking time out, indulging and relaxing. The public sector can also benefit from appealing and hygienic sanitary areas. Planners are increasingly required to deal with customer desires and offer personalised solutions, in addition to knowing about the technical requirements and movement areas of sanitary facilities. Besides producing well designed floor plans, experts need to take into account sustainability and accessibility, as well as materials, light, colour, fixtures and fittings. Bathrooms and Sanitation provides comprehensive information on the basic principles of contemporary sanitary planning, as well as detailed solutions for state of the art execution and fitting. A selection of successfully completed projects offers readers inspiration for their own work.
Publication Date: 2015-07-01
Interior Gardens by This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the planning and implementation of this special kind of garden, taking the concrete planning process as its guide. From design fundamentals and concept development with different typology variants all the way to the choice of materials, the various construction principles, and building services, all subjects relevant to planning are comprehensively presented. The planning information is illustrated with numerous international examples, with projects ranging from a "green wall" as interior design element and private house gardens in Australia, New Zealand, and Germany all the way to award - winning ecological office buildings in the USA and the Netherlands, an old - age home in Sweden, and an indoor park in Canada.
Publication Date: 2012-12-13
Cool Hotels. Best of Asia. *** With a design sense that blends ancient traditions and cutting edge innovation, Asia is a treasure trove for hotel aficionados. This comprehensive overview chronicles the best contemporary accommodations throughout the region. A 396-page volume, this book is packed with hundreds of stunning photographs, as well as informative texts. With groundbreaking designs and top-notch materials, these hotels showcase the finest modern Asian architecture. SELLING POINTS: Essential information, hotel profiles and insights for the traveler (armchair or otherwise) A must-have for design and hotel professionals ILLUSTRATIONS 350 colour photos
Call Number: NK2195.H6 C66 2009
Publication Date: 2009-05-15
Cool Hotels Italy by Since Roman times, Italy has been a byword for cutting-edge style. There's simply nowhere better to indulge in some elegant hedonism. After all, Italians do understand la dolce vita! And, its cool hostelries are no exception. From sleek rooms to polished exteriors and hip amenities, Italian hoteliers offer the very best. Whether a rural retreat or an urban oasis, if it's a cool lodging, you'll find it here. With tons of useful information, you're all set to go. Essential travellers to Italy as well as design professionals ILLUSTRATIONS 280 colour photos
Call Number: TX907.5.I8 C66 2008
Publication Date: 2008-06-15
Cool Hotels by This second edition of Cool Hotels affords an updated review of the latest trends in hotel design with a collection of 49 hotels. The stunning selection of images on 400 pages allows the reader to visit some of the most cutting edge hotels in the world, while the uniqueness and diversity of styles, locations and venues will have the keen traveler spoiled for choice and provide inspiration to both homeowners and designers. Book jacket.
Call Number: NK2195.H6 C66 2006
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
Beach Resorts by A must-have for trendsetting travelers From the pounding surf to the salty tang in the air, there's something magical about the beach. As a followup to the successful Designpocket Beach Hotels, this breakthrough volume chronicles the most excellent accommodations located near enchanting beaches. With pared-down design and hip details, these cutting-edge getaways combine the allure of the ocean with a design sensibility sure to appeal to even the most jaded of beach-goers. ILLUSTRATIONS 200 colour photos
Call Number: NK2195 .C6725 2008
Publication Date: 2008-10-15
Luxury Hotels: America by This latest addition to teNeues' series of luxury hotels around the world takes the reader throughout the Americas; from Vancouver to Rio de Janeiro, from San Francisco to Anguilla. Here you can marvel at sumptuous interiors from the top hotels. From the guest rooms to the lobbies, dining rooms and lavish exteriors and grounds, it's all chronicled in this lushly photographed volume. Whether in the most select city neighborhoods, beachside, or in remote pastoral splendor, these really are the Americas's most luxurious accommodations. AUTHOR Martin N. Kunz has edited several titles in teNeues' best-selling Luxury Books, Designpockets, Cool Restaurants, and architecture & design series. Patricia Massó is a PR and Marketing consultant specializing in hotels and tourism. In recent years, she has collaborated on various hotel-themed titles, and was co-editor of teNeues' Luxury Hotels Golf Resorts. SELLING POINTS * A comprehensive and discerning illustrated guide to the Americas' finest hotels * Indispensable to both those planning to travel in style, and those who dream of doing so
Call Number: NK2195.H6 L885 2006
Publication Date: 2006-11-01
Into the Blue
Presents photographs of several international hotel designs
Worth the Trip
The article looks at the interior design of several hotels including the woven bamboo ceiling at Ripple Hotel in Hangzhou, China, birch-plywood furniture at Alex Hotel in Perth, Western Australia, and the film's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" graphics at Premier Inn Frankfurt Messe in Germany.
Updates and photographs of Luxury hotels and full-service restaurants in London are presented and explored.
Projects around the World
The article reports on the design and opening of various international hotels
Best of year: Boutique hotels
The article examines interior design of Sifang boutique hotel in Nanjing, China
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