The marble luxury hotels

October 5, 2016
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Marble synonymous of distinction in luxury hotels

Marble in luxury hotels is an essential material.

The use of marble in the architecture has become in synonymous of distinction and elegance, so it is not surprising that all luxury hotels around the world make use of this material. Becoming an iconic and essential component for the hotel architecture.

What is special about this element is that it has an intrinsic characteristic which provides elegant and natural touch to all kind of constructions. The uses of natural stone minimize the damage in the environment, due to is a raw material and product itself.

Its transformation is reduced to process mostly mechanics. It is united to production advances and residue management which made it an ecofriendly product.

Versatility that is given by marble to luxury hotels symbolize a great quality to architects, because it allows to adapt to a thousand designs providing style solutions and techniques that satisfied different tastes and necessities.
Regardless region, culture or place in the world, thousands of luxury hotels structures are companied by this material. We show you some distinguish hotels that use it.

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High tech architecture: a new aesthetic that strives for improving the world using technology as an ornament, but taking advantage of its functionality

May 30, 2016
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The architectural movement known as high tech is known for incorporating technology into the architectural space, not only as a building element, but considering its aesthetic role, even though it must be pointed out that the technical elements are used not only for aesthetic purposes, but also for functional reasons.

But high-tech architecture, does not only aim at using technology with an aesthetic role, but also exhibits it and this ostentation of technology can be seen as an act of provocation, even of rebellion. In fact, is this ostentation one of the elements that differentiate this stream from the modern movement that precedes it: the “living machine” of Le Corbusier sought efficient design but without displaying the technological components. The high tech movement reinterprets the modern style, providing it with a strong technological image that makes it survive to the present times.

High tech architecture also feeds from the metabolism, a movement of the 60`s where Japanese architects like Kenzo Tange, Kiyonori Kikutake, Kisho Kurokawa and the Archigram group, proposed buildings with futuristic aspects, almost with a science fiction look, showcasing technology deliberately.

High tech takes its name from the book: “The Industrial Style and Source Book for The Home”, published in 1978 by Joan Kron and Suzanne Slesin, where they put in evidence the attitude of rebellion of the high tech architecture and raise a discussion about its aesthetics.

High-tech architecture reflects the enthusiasm of 70´s for the space race, and in general, for the scientific and technological innovations of the time. Philosophically speaking it happens to be positive and naive at the same time: confidence in this technological progress generates in the architects of this movement the idea that through the use of technology it is possible to improve the human habitat and thus human life on the planet.

In the 80´s high tech architecture evolves in parallel to the so-called postmodern architecture to the point that it becomes difficult to differentiate one trend from the other, but at the 90´s high tech architecture, reemerges with its own identity, with the founding in 1993 of the READ Group, aiming at incorporating the use of renewable energy in architecture. With this evolution, the high tech movement ends up by adopting new names such as eco-tech movement and sustainable architecture.

High tech architects often make use of prefabricated components. Preferred materials are the walls of glass and steel structures. In what has to do with interiors, all aesthetics has to do with industry appearance.

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Minimalism as key of luxury, acoustic poetry and fire

April 11, 2016
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The pureness of the shapes, a specific characteristic of minimalism, does not conflict neither with opulence nor with design. Indeed, pureness is the intrinsic spirit, which makes each building to be unique. At this opportunity we will be dealing about three more or less high sounding architectural projects, which take an innovative approach within the current architectural trend. The first project will lead us into a singular exuberance, in the heart of the Jordanian desert; the second project will delight our view and our ears by leading us to a unique tour; and the third project will show us that contemporary beauty and urban functionality may join together harmoniously.

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Sustainable Architecture or Eco-Architecture

March 14, 2016
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Let’s talk about Sustainability, about Sustainable Architecture or Eco-Architecture. We could say that our world it’s divided between those who respect the planet and try to protect it, and those who simply live in it. What makes the difference between them? The capacity of showing solidarity with the place we inhabit, our home. The hard part, as being said lately, it’s to believe in what isn’t obvious, in what we can’t see or prove. The denial of anthropogenic climate change belongs to a skeptical scientific trend that supports the theory of   global warming not being the consequence of our behavior.

If we are able to interact with the digital world and to adapt ourselves to the new technologies, aren’t we able to see that each year our planet it’s warmer, or that the ecosystem has changed? At this inflection point, it seems clear that climate change is the result of centuries of biological changes of our planet. On the other hand, it remains difficult to accept that the whole world belongs to us. Many believe that “it doesn’t belong to anyone”, when it actually belongs to us all.

From ancient times, we have been building on this planet with basic materials such as soil, stone and mud. Industrialization came afterwards and now we are going back to the origins: we are building up modern structures as an ecological alternative to help the planet. In that sense, sustainable architecture as an architectural trend itself is leading the design and construction of modern and smart buildings through the new path of eco-architecture. Let’s contribute to build a better world by supporting the role of the architects in their quest to build sustainable projects.

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Natural light at the H10 Estepona Palace Hotel

May 12, 2015
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Natural light at the H10 Estepona Palace Hotel

Reflecting the legacy left behind by the various communities who settled in southern Spain, the H10 Estepona Palace Hotel is built in a uniquely Andalusian architectural style. Its attractive design, the fantastic location on the Costa del Sol and the prospect of an unforgettable holiday make it an essential destination for thousands of visitors every year.

This impressive whitewashed complex stands 90 kilometres from Málaga, in the town of Estepona, in one of the region’s most captivating areas, with endless views over the Mediterranean sea and the enigmatic mountain ranges behind the town. With its contrast between decorative luxury and structural simplicity, this hotel embodies hundreds of years of Andalusian architecture.

The hotel was officially opened in 2004 and has 237 bedrooms, each with its own terrace, two swimming pools, seven meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology and accommodating up to 300 people, a spa area covering more than 1,000 m2 and other facilities designed to offer a top quality service for guests.

Set in lush surroundings of green gardens and palm trees, with the deep blue sea only a few metres away, the grandeur of the  H10 Estepona Palace Hotel, with its framework of towers, split levels and balconies, is an eye-catching combination of freedom and nature.

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Arcosur Principe Hotel & Spa: where elegance and modernity merge

May 11, 2015
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The Arcosur Principe Hotel & Spa in Benalmádena, in the heart of the Costa del Sol, is the perfect choice if you want to enjoy a holiday combining good weather, leisure and relaxation. From the main entrance, through to the corridors and the guest bedrooms, the hotel oozes sobriety and harmony, combining luxury design and modern architecture.

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