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Belzberg Archiect’s Award Winning Concept Eco Hotel Ray

Posted By Lori Zimmer On August 10, 2011 @ 10:20 pm In Architecture | No Comments



green design, eco design, sustainable design, Venice Beach, Abbot Kinney, Belzberg Architects, Green Concept Design Award, Ecotourism, Eco-hotel, Eames Studio, green roof, recycled roof, recycled fiber board, Hotel Ray [8]

The Eames studio [9]occupied the popular Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach from 1943 until 1988. The Hotel Ray was to be a green property featuring 57 private guest rooms, promoting ecotourism in the diversely cultured area of Venice. Fully taking inspiration from the design techniques of Eames, Belzberg fused that style of research with digital design programs, creating a curvaceous space that echoes the dynamics of an Eames chair. The hotel has a pool on one roof, and lush garden [10] on the other.

To achieve the bending and turning exterior, recycled woods [11] were put into the plan, as they are more flexible. Recycled fiber board [12] also has the ability to not only be milled and molded, but also set in a texture that brings life to the exterior. The five storey hotel would be the highest in the Venice area, which was a roadblock for the project, as most buildings in the area reach 30 feet, as opposed to the Ray Hotel’s 55 feet.

The spa, hotel [13]and restaurant were to be operated with green technology, developed by the Ambrose Group, who regularly develops green properties.

+ Belzberg Architects [6]

 


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[5] Eames design: http://inhabitat.com/“eames-house”-alphabet-blocks-for-mid-century-modern-tots/

[6] Belzberg Architects: http://www.belzbergarchitects.com

[7] Green Concept Design Award: http://inhabitat.com/mundane-office-building-gets-facelift-with-geometric-panels-and-photovoltaic-roof/

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[9] Eames studio : http://inhabitat.com/the-elephant-chair-by-medio-design/

[10] lush garden: http://inhabitat.com/parque-humano-glass-pavilion-is-a-serene-retreat-in-the-mexican-forest/

[11] recycled woods: http://inhabitat.com/interview-scrapile/

[12] Recycled fiber board: http://inhabitat.com/joseph-sandys-amazing-hybrid-house-is-winner-of-300-house-competition/

[13] hotel : http://inhabitat.com/reclaimed-jumbo-jet-hotel-in-stockholm/

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