Luxury Songjiang Hotel under Waterfall in China

Atkins has won an international competition to design a five-star resort hotel set within a beautiful water-filled quarry in the Songjiang district close to Shanghai in China. Its stunning concept designs inspired by the natural water and landscape features of the quarry captured the imagination of judges to quash competition from two other international firms. The innovative design of 400-bed resort hotel stands two levels higher that the rock face of the 100 meter deep quarry and includes underwater public areas and guestrooms. It will incorporate conference facilities for up to 1,000 people, a banqueting centre, restaurants, cafes and sports facilities. Sustainability is integral to the design ranging from using green roofing for the structures above the ground level to geothermal energy extraction. An aquatic theme runs through the design both visually and functionality. Two underwater levels will house a restaurant and guestrooms facing a ten-meter deep aquarium. The lowest level of the hotel will contain a leisure complex with a swimming pool and water-based sports. An extreme sports centers for activities such as rock climbing and bungee jumping will be cantilevered over the quarry and accessed by special lifts from the water level of the hotel.

Lacy Interior of Chinese Restaurant Beijing Noodle No. 9

At the entrance to the modern Chinese restaurant Beijing Noodle No. 9 located in a huge hotel in Las Vegas, you will be met by a huge aquariums with fishes. Further you’ll see an unusually delicate and lacy interior created by Japanese design studio Design Spirits Company, Ltd. Usually interior consists of various internal components, materials, backgrounds. In this project the number of elements of decor is minimal: was used only one background – floral patterns made of steel and painted with white. Due to this, by a conviction of designers, was achieved tranquility of the atmosphere in the heart of Las Vegas. Through using the thought-out lighting shadows of the patterned walls and ceilings are falling on tables and floor and thus creates the integrity of the interior and complete the overall impression.

Urban Forest

Architectural Studio MAD Architects from China has developed the project called “URBAN Forest”, which became a logical continuation of the mountainous landscape of the country. This construction is designed as a cylindrical skyscraper made from multiple floors of different shapes and sizes which have been layered slightly off-center from one another. Each floor has a large glass gallery, which is very convenient to overlook the city panorama. Very spectacular idea but at the same time it’s interesting when this skyscraper will be built.