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Shop Talk: Designer Discusses The Major Hospitality Trends
In an article by Cristina Villalón, Co-Founder and Lead Designer at Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón, she discusses over a dozen popular trends in hospitality design. As she describes, the average hotel patron is exceedingly difficult to please, she states, “Their expectations are high. Their appetites, eclectic. And their fingers are ever-busy, hammering on smartphones, sharing every experience—especially unpleasant and disappointing ones…” To accommodate this demanding consumer base, design requirements are purposeful, contemporary and sophisticated.
Inventive Dimensions: Architects Design Multifamily LA Housing With A Custom CNC Cut Perforated Aluminum Façade
Los Angeles has an abundance of single-family homes. Although gaining more momentum, its multi-family residential properties are not as prominent. The problem of course being space, the ability to fit these developments into “awkward spatial contexts,” as Sam Lubell of Metropolis Magazine describes.
Michigan Hospital Receives Much Needed Renovation And Expansion To Modernize Facility
The Hills & Dales General Hospital has been a pillar in the Cass City, Michigan community for nearly 60 years. However, the hospital was in need of renovation, updating and expansion. As healthcare needs change, hospitals are required to modernize their facilities, allowing better quality experiences for patients. For the extensive renovation, Ghafari Associates were commissioned for design and implementation.
Architecture In The Medical Market: Assumptions And Truths
All sorts of assumptions are made when we think of medical architecture; hospitals, urgent care units and medical office buildings. A natural assumption is that these buildings will be boring, clean and sterile. Historically these buildings are made of traditional materials, like brick, but over the years, there has been a movement towards metal accents and in some cases metal envelopment.
SHOP TALK: How Members of the Architectural Community Build Better Buildings
These days sustainability and architecture go hand-in-hand. Members of the architectural market segment are constantly developing new ways to build better buildings. Whether a building is used for education, medical or residential purposes, buildings have one thing in common, they provide essential spaces for human beings. There are an abundance of ways architects can design buildings to be sustainable utilizing ecologically friendly building products or innovative construction techniques.

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