Near Marseille (France) based family company Attrap’Rêves is proposing guests a chance to sleep in fully furnished clear plastic bubbles situated in the middle of nature.
“We wanted to open the doors to create a true sharing poetic and sensory bubbles through the installation of design and ecological facility.”
The city of Dubai will shortly welcome another innovation. The Water Discus Hotel, designed by Poland-based Deep Ocean Technology will be made of two discs: one under and one above the water one. Three solid legs and a vertical shaft containing a lift and stairways connect the two structures. Guests will enjoy watching the depths of the ocean as they fall asleep or taking a bath on the upper deck.
“Twenty-one hotel rooms are submersed in the center of a vibrant coral reef with enchanting views of sea life, illuminated with special lighting systems, and offer the use of miniature underwater vehicles equipped with macro photography, operated from your suite, to provide a closer look at the tiniest of creatures. Due to the innovative design comprising individual modules that can be detached and replaced with new ones, Water Discus can also be expanded into a bigger resort complex, and may be constructed and reconstructed anywhere in the world, creating opportunities to live underwater on a permanent basis in an unlimited string of locations.”
An abandoned water-filled quarry located 30 miles from Shanghai is about to be transformed into a 380-room luxury hotel. The site is called Songjiang and the project is to be engineered by Atkins, one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies.
Construction is already under way. The hotel should open its doors in early 2015. The leisure resort will host extreme sports facilities, a visitor centre and a five-star luxury hotel with two levels of the hotel situated under water, housing a restaurant and guestrooms facing a ten-metre deep aquarium. An extreme sports centre 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.
Swedish studio Jagnefält Milton Architects proposes a unique hotel design for the small Norwegian city of Åndalsnes.
As a gate for tourists to the stunning fjords, Åndalsnes is planning an overhaul. The “Rolling Masterplan” is a revolutionary way for the city to utilize existing train tracks. The proposal took third place in the design contest hosted by Åndalsnes. (more…)