Archinect - News 2015-08-29T05:27:02-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/131964531/movie-themed-resort-in-macau-to-show-off-figure-8-ferris-wheel Movie-themed resort in Macau to show off "figure-8" ferris wheel Justine Testado 2015-07-16T04:20:00-04:00 >2015-07-16T12:11:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8rzxdq62gmtfdoqq.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Golden Reel will be the 'centerpiece attraction' of the soon-to-[be]-opened Studio City resort. It will be located between the hotel's two central towers, 427 ft off the ground. The movie-inspired design is said to be based on the idea of two flaming asteroids crashed through the building, leaving two large holes around which the figure-eight shape is made.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Your call, Vegas.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="End of weird architecture in China?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111679285/end-of-weird-architecture-in-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">End of weird architecture in China?</a></p><p><a title="UNStudio Designs Giant Observation Wheel &lsquo;Nippon Moon&rsquo; for Japan" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81001951/unstudio-designs-giant-observation-wheel-nippon-moon-for-japan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio Designs Giant Observation Wheel &lsquo;Nippon Moon&rsquo; for Japan</a></p><p><a title="Tallest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere expected to break ground in Staten Island soon" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125438798/tallest-observation-wheel-in-the-western-hemisphere-expected-to-break-ground-in-staten-island-soon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tallest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere expected to break ground in Staten Island soon</a></p><p><a title="Jason F. McLennan selected to design Leonardo DiCaprio's restorative eco-resort" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125294062/jason-f-mclennan-selected-to-design-leonardo-dicaprio-s-restorative-eco-resort" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jason F. McLennan selected to design Leonardo DiCaprio's restorative eco-resort</a></p><p><a title="Luxury Anthropocene: Dubai gets its first private floating islands" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129327717/luxury-anthropocene-dubai-gets-its-first-private-floating-islands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxury Anthropocene: Dubai gets its first private floating islands</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120430561/learning-from-las-vegas-a-look-at-the-strip-through-urban-planning-lenses Learning from Las Vegas: a look at the Strip through urban planning lenses Alexander Walter 2015-02-10T14:07:00-05:00 >2015-02-11T22:47:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/86/866f0a675fc274d86a501dce90b6c4c6.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Al describes CityCenter as the product of &ldquo;the Bilbao effect: the notion that buildings designed by celebrity architects bring in tourists, and in particular a higher-end type of visitor&rdquo;. MGM&rsquo;s version was to bring in name-brand architects such as Daniel Libeskind, Helmut Jahn and Norman Foster [...]. &ldquo;It goes against the casino design convention,&rdquo; Al says, &ldquo;by having towers that let in natural light and meet the street the way buildings do in other cities&rdquo; &ndash; with retail spaces, not gaming.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/99358366/court-approves-demolition-of-foster-partners-harmon-hotel-in-vegas Court Approves Demolition of Foster + Partners' Harmon Hotel in Vegas Archinect 2014-05-07T12:10:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T23:05:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d6hnm0ze7ezsnz4a.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Foster + Partners&rsquo; Harmon Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip is being razed without ever opening. Owner MGM Resorts International received court approval on April 22 to demolish the unfinished 27-floor, oval-shaped tower following a protracted legal battle with its contractor, Tutor Perini Corp., over building defects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/41963078/how-roger-thomas-redesigned-las-vegas How Roger Thomas Redesigned Las Vegas Archinect 2012-03-19T11:29:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T11:29:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/ap519k9l81f7589f.jpg" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wynn&rsquo;s hotels are famous for having brought a luxurious, five-star approach to Vegas. But their real achievement may be psychological: they have remade the architecture of gaming itself. The received wisdom of modern casino design was codified by a former gambling addict named Bill Friedman in his book &ldquo;Designing Casinos to Dominate the Competition.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Jonah Lehrer pens a piece in this week&rsquo;s issue of the New Yorker, in which he visits Roger Thomas, the head of design at Wynn Resorts, who has revolutionized casino design in Las Vegas.</p>