The Park Hotel Hyderabad by SOM | Hotel Design

Skidmore Owings & Merrill designed the new flagship hotel for The Park Hotel Group: The Park Hotel Hyderabad. The project is 531,550-square-feet, with 270 rooms hotel with a modern, sustainable design yet respecting the local craft traditions.

 

The hotel is  well serviced with spas and restaurants, with space designs including materials reflecting Indian materials and crafts combined with the latest technologies to provide the best services for their clientele.

 

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Heineken New York Headquarters | Office Design

 

This has to be one of the most inspiring spaces I have seen. TSC Design worked on Heineken’s 38,000-square-foot office space in New York making use of elements and colors that serve as a branding locale as well. The elevator lobby is one of the most catchy spaces using the green glass Heineken bottles that are illuminated to give such a beautiful effect.

The other color they used was the red which is also part of their brands logo. The red was used in popping elements such as reception Arne Jacobsen  chairs and in the desk partitions and employee chairs as shown in photos below.

 

 

 

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Mercedes-Benz New SLS AMG Roadster Revealed | Cars

Finally the Mercedes-Benz reveals the new SLS AMG Roadster. The 6.3 liter turbo engine comes with 571 horsepower and is a beauty. While the SLS brought back to life the iconic 300 SL, the new SLS AMG Roadster is the convertible version of car and once again impresses. The compact fabric soft top of the SLS AMG Roadster opens and closes in just eleven seconds, and can be operated on the move at speeds up to 50 km/h.

The SLS AMG Roadster is fitted with a naturally aspirated eight-cylinder engine that produces the typical rumble of an AMG eight-cylinder engine.

The three-layered fabric soft top is a weight-optimized magnesium/steel/ aluminum construction, and is said to contribute to the car’s low center of gravity.

Boot capacity is 173 liters with the roof either open or closed, and is similar to that of the SLS AMG Coupe, which is 176 liters.

The roadster is open for booking from June 1, with its market launch in the autumn 2011. The selling price is 195,160 euros.

 

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Louis Vuitton Voyages Launches in China | Exhibition

Louis Vuitton presents the " LOUIS VUITTON VOYAGES " exhibition at the National Museum of China May 29th to August 30th 2011, Beijing.

This exhibition will be tracing the highs of the Vuitton Maison since its establishment in 1854. As the name of the show implies, it will focus on the traveling heritage of the house, from the handmade trunks of the past to the modern globetrotting figures who continue to stand by the brand.

 

 

 

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Andreu World Reveals 2011 Chair Collection | Furniture

Andreu World released a series of chairs and barstools during the last Milan fair that took place last April. The highlight of their collection was the new line designed by world renowned designer Patricia Urquiola named “NUB”. In this collection, you will notice the common trends all designers whether in fashion or architecture are leaning towards. The trend is “the back to basics”, where designs were simple and part of a “natural” and somewhat rugged interior. Check these chairs, and see how differently they look once applied to the proper setting.

 

 

 

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Missoni Hotel Kuwait Sponsors Reception 2 | Event

Missoni Hotel Kuwait held its Grand opening on May 25,2011. This Saturday, May 28,2011, the hotel will be sponsoring an exhibition labeled Reception2 at its premises.

The event will shed a light on high end brands and luxury products of particular interest to brides to be, women, and everyone interested in discovering the latest releases from world renowned luxury brands.

Furniture brands such as Roche Bobois, Fendi Casa, and Baxter will be part of the exhibition. Try to be there, I know I will!

Bisazza Headquarters Designed by Carlo Dal Bianco

The Bisazza Headquarters located in Alte near Vicenza in Italy has been undergoing a renovation for the past decade. Architect and designer Carlo Dal Bianco has been working on the details of this one of a kind project. The premises is almost fully cladded in Bisazza mosaic tiles with bold statements and designs. The space is divided into numerous rooms in different colors, each is named after the dominant color. The bold floral pattern continues from the exterior to the interior of the building, accentuated with lighting

Whoever said mosaics are out of style, hasn’t met the designers behind the world renowned company Bisazza, which never fails to introduce new designs, patterns, and uses to its timeless products. Below are some photos of the rooms within their headquarters.

The building has several exhibition halls and meeting rooms, prior to its current condition, it used to be used for mosaic production.

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