Archinect - News 2015-04-26T18:30:43-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/125294062/jason-f-mclennan-selected-to-design-leonardo-dicaprio-s-restorative-eco-resort Jason F. McLennan selected to design Leonardo DiCaprio's restorative eco-resort Justine Testado 2015-04-15T12:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-15T12:50:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tv/tvxx7x74n2wudjce.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When it opens to guests in 2018, 'Blackadore Caye, a Restorative Island' will feature the trappings of many luxury resorts, with sprawling villas, infinity pools and stunning sunset views. But the 'Restorative' in the title refers not just to the impact the island might have on visitors, but to the island itself. Blackadore Caye has suffered from overfishing, an eroding coastline and the deforestation of its mangrove trees, and the partners mean to put it back to rights.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After co-purchasing the unpopulated Blackadore Caye off the coast of Belize for reportedly $1.75 million in 2005, actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently revealed plans with Delos chief executive Paul Scialla and lead architect <a href="http://www.jasonmclennan.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jason F. McLennan</a> to build an eco-conscious resort dubbed "Blackadore Caye, a Restorative Island&rdquo;, slated to open in 2018. The resort's design will follow <a href="http://living-future.org/lbc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Living Building Challenge</a> standards and include Delos' signature health-conscious amenities for guests. It'll also feature artificial reefs, fish shelters, and plant nurseries to what the partners say will eventually restore the island.</p><p>While the millionaire-friendly resort could propel Belize's economy, it brings up the debatable topic of ecotourism and its legitimacy. As it seems, giving money to an environmental conversation program isn't vogue enough for the rich and famous.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124917488/looking-at-all-sides-of-the-pier-55-offshore-park-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking at all sides of the Pier 55 offshore park development</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/48002291/obscenely-rich-tech-folk-are-still-building-their-island-utopia-off-the-coast-of-san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obscenely Rich Tech Folk Are Still Building Their Island Utopia Off Th...</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123915839/further-details-on-tadao-ando-s-nyc-luxury-condo-tower Further details on Tadao Ando's NYC luxury condo tower Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T20:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:13:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bf/bf078905b4166d8d8e79daa741a1e315.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the corner of Elizabeth and Kenmare Streets at the edge of NoLIta, demolition work began in early March to make way for a seven-story condominium, Mr. Ando&rsquo;s first stand-alone project in the city, although he has designed a restaurant (Morimoto in Chelsea) and residential interiors in Manhattan. Sales are expected to begin in April, with prices [...] likely to rise to more than $30 million for the four-bedroom penthouse, according to Mr. Steinberg.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102271187/new-details-on-tadao-ando-s-upcoming-residential-project-in-nyc-s-nolita" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New details on Tadao Ando's upcoming residential project in NYC's NoLIta</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95126889/tadao-ando-to-design-first-residential-building-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando to design first residential building in New York</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/120970141/second-life-for-fascist-architecture-will-mussolini-s-square-colosseum-become-a-palazzo-for-fendi Second life for fascist architecture: Will Mussolini's Square Colosseum become a Palazzo for Fendi? Alexander Walter 2015-02-17T14:14:00-05:00 >2015-02-17T14:18:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90xp5ovdscc3z58t.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A cash shortage in Rome could see the city&rsquo;s fascist-era Square Colosseum sold to the fashion house Fendi, despite calls in the Italian capital to keep the building in state hands. More than 70 years after the Palazzo della Civilt&agrave; del Lavoro was built under the orders of Benito Mussolini it could soon be reinvented as a home for luxury goods.</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/118970896/oliver-wainwright-takes-a-closer-look-at-beirut-s-downtown-redevelopment Oliver Wainwright takes a closer look at Beirut's downtown redevelopment Alexander Walter 2015-01-22T15:43:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T19:04:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jsyfac3tl4tiicss.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two decades after civil war blew the Lebanese capital to rubble, the city centre boasts immaculately rebuilt streets lined with Gucci and Prada stores &ndash; but the whole place is strangely deserted [...] the resulting place feels less souk than Duty Free airport lounge. It is a monotonous world of more swanky high street brands, from Burberry to Tag Heuer, staffed by idle shop assistants awaiting the promised customer footfall that has yet to arrive.</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/118886896/helmut-jahn-chats-about-his-latest-nyc-tower-50-west Helmut Jahn chats about his latest NYC tower, 50 West Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T13:24:00-05:00 >2015-01-21T13:24:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljau6sk63qa8yon2.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea is always that a building like this in a particular light merges with the sky. The building is on a very small site, and has a very small footprint. There was a requirement from a planning point of view, which we fully supported and were actually happy about, that we had to provide a plaza on the ground floor. And that&rsquo;s actually why the building toward the base, it pulls in its belly and it slopes so that the urban space is adequate and a required size.</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/110203203/isay-weinfeld-to-build-first-nyc-based-project-jardim Isay Weinfeld to build first NYC-based project, Jardim Justine Testado 2014-09-30T21:10:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:22:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bm/bm4752bfqpanw36o.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Renowned Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has been commissioned to design his first NYC-based building, a 36-unit luxury condominium project called Jardim. Set to be built on 527 West 27th Street in West Chelsea, Jardim will be surrounded by other recent starchitect-designed projects like the High Line and the developing Zaha Hadid-designed luxury condo building at 520 West 28th Street.</p><p>Here are some real-estate-friendly tidbits we know about Jardim so far:</p><ul><li>Commissioned by New York-based Centaur Properties and Greyscale Development Group, Isay Weinfeld will be responsible for the architecture and interiors of Jardim</li><li>The project will be located at 527 West 27th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, in Chelsea just west of the High Line.&nbsp;</li><li>The building features 36 condominium residences ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. Sales for the units are scheduled to launch in early 2015.</li><li>It will be a block-through development comprised of two 11-story buildings.</li><li>Many residences will have private outdoor...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/109513378/in-nyc-trophy-townhouses-are-back-in-favor-again In NYC trophy townhouses are back in favor again Nam Henderson 2014-09-21T23:38:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T10:24:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/el/elccsox3hqgk6i1w.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;For 10 or so of these important properties to come on the market at the same time, that matters a lot,&rdquo; - Gregory J. Heym, an executive vice president and the chief economist for Halstead Property and Brown Harris Stevens</p></em><br /><br /><p>Earlier this month Robin Finn, looked at one trend in Manhattan's luxury/high-end real estate market. Given the&nbsp;less than 2,000&nbsp;single-family homes in Manhattan, a recent influx of&nbsp;historic mansions and townhouses into the market, offers buyers a rare opportunity to avoid co-ops and condos.</p><p>Some are calling it a nouveau form of recycling, but without a doubt one that&nbsp;caters to the 1 percent.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108619725/buy-condo-then-add-parking-spot-for-1-million Buy Condo, Then Add Parking Spot for $1 Million Miles Jaffe 2014-09-10T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T14:27:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fi/fi85k5plnakte5j3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new development, 42 Crosby Street, is pushing the limits of New York City real estate to new heights with 10 underground parking spots that will cost more per square foot than the apartments being sold upstairs. At $250,000 a tire, the parking spaces in the underground garage cost more than four times the national median sales price for a home, which is $217,800, according to Zillow.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The best thing about this article was the NYT pop up ad for luxury condos in Chelsea.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105328520/fendi-launches-first-luxury-residential-project Fendi Launches First Luxury Residential Project Alexander Walter 2014-07-29T15:23:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T15:23:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/06/060f825bf385691953c16fa74333aa98.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The trend of Italian fashion firms co-developing luxury condominiums continues, with Fendi on July 28 becoming the latest brand to announce its first foray into a branded real estate project &mdash; partnering with the Ch&acirc;teau Group to develop Fendi Ch&acirc;teau Residences, a new and exclusive 12-story waterfront condominium building located in Miami, Florida two blocks south of The Bal Harbour Shops.</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/102271187/new-details-on-tadao-ando-s-upcoming-residential-project-in-nyc-s-nolita New details on Tadao Ando's upcoming residential project in NYC's NoLIta Justine Testado 2014-06-19T21:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T16:58:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sinqydwznd7sqcaa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The first renderings are out for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/99728/tadao-ando" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>'s first project in New York City, 152 Elizabeth Street, a 32,000 sq.ft "ultra-luxury" condominium building to be constructed at the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Street in NoLIta in Manhattan. New York-based luxury residential development firm Sumaida + Khurana commissioned the acclaimed Japanese master architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95126889/tadao-ando-to-design-first-residential-building-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this past March</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qz/qz7u2o7r0m907382.jpg"></p><p>152 Elizabeth Street will add to the changing state of the NoLIta neighborhood, whose moniker stands for "North of Little Italy." In recent years, the neighborhood's historically industrial character has become a trendy hotspot for real estate, boutiques, restaurants, and bars.</p><p>Based on Sumaida + Khurana's renderings, the building's design will include Ando's signature elements like poured-in-place concrete, galvanized steel, and an abundant use of glass. Michael Gabellini and Kimberly Sheppard of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40804767/gabellini-sheppard-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gabellini Sheppard Associates</a> will work on the interiors and serve as Architect of Record.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7s/7spe7o3xykzativi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3x/3xmhmxv2g76lme6x.jpg"></p><p>At 7 stories tall and capped...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95355057/a-global-property-trend-for-architecture-as-logo A global property trend for architecture as logo Archinect 2014-03-10T18:29:00-04:00 >2014-03-10T18:29:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/86/865eb378114bff782bdf68d64601504a.jpg" width="250" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London&rsquo;s 200 new towers are something different. Virtually every one contains &ldquo;luxury&rdquo; apartments. This new residential upsurge in London is echoed across the Atlantic in New York &ndash; as property in both cities becomes a global reserve currency. New York, once the city of the commercial skyscraper, has become the city of the condo tower and the penthouse. But where does that leave commercial architecture?</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/95126889/tadao-ando-to-design-first-residential-building-in-new-york Tadao Ando to design first residential building in New York Justine Testado 2014-03-07T18:39:00-05:00 >2014-07-16T20:46:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bn/bneie6jt6g24rbin.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tadao Ando has been commissioned by real-estate development firm Sumaida + Khurana to design an ultra-luxury condominium building in New York. This will be Ando's first building in New York.</p><p>Here's more detail about the upcoming project:</p><p>"New York-based luxury&nbsp;residential development firm Sumaida + Khurana have closed on a $21,000,000&nbsp;deal to acquire a site at 152 Elizabeth Street in Nolita and announced&nbsp;plans to&nbsp;develop it into an approximately 32,000-square-foot, iconic, ultra luxury condominium&nbsp;building. The building will feature 8 units and will be located at the corner&nbsp;of&nbsp;Kenmare and Elizabeth Street. Construction is expected to begin later this year and the building will be completed in 2016.&nbsp;</p><p>The developers have commissioned world-renowned, Japanese master architect Tadao Ando to design the project, it will be his first residential condominium project in New York. Ando is the only person to have won all four major international architecture prizes: the Pritzker Architecture Priz...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84289579/buy-a-night-in-philip-johnson-s-glass-house-for-30k-at-neiman-marcus Buy a Night in Philip Johnson’s Glass House for $30K at Neiman Marcus Archinect 2013-10-16T12:19:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T12:19:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1e30a80323586b6fafc27e980040343.jpg" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Neiman Marcus, purveyor of luxury goods, now also sells luxuries of the architectural variety. As part of its holiday gift catalog, the high-end retailer is offering one night in Philip Johnson&rsquo;s 1949 Glass House &mdash; for $30,000.</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/84210724/zaha-hadid-designs-superyachts-for-blohm-voss Zaha Hadid Designs Superyachts For Blohm+Voss Archinect 2013-10-15T11:47:00-04:00 >2013-10-15T11:50:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vs/vsr62meld8ac02zq.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The striking exoskeleton structure of the upper section is an interwoven network of supports that vary in thickness and lend a natural aesthetic to the yacht&rsquo;s external appearance; evoking the organic structural systems found in nature. This exoskeleton connects the various levels and decks seamlessly via expressive diagonals. Where traditional yacht design adheres to a strict horizontal order, Hadid has created an intense connectivity between the various decks and elements of the design.</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/70748433/the-specter-of-ghost-buildings-in-london The specter of ghost buildings in London Nam Henderson 2013-04-06T11:33:00-04:00 >2013-04-08T18:52:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/ivfmyb31lr2zmstn.jpg" width="399" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The salesclerk at a Belgravia clothing boutique, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity because she did not want to get in trouble, said that at some times of the year the area was virtually abandoned. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ll shut for the whole of August,&rdquo; she said.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Earlier this week Sarah Lyall explored how some neighborhoods in London have become "<em>So Exclusive Even the Owners Are Visitors</em>". This is because the owners are increasingly, superwealthy foreigners from places like Russia, Kazakhstan, Southeast Asia and India, who are purchasing a residence either as an investment or as Yolande Barnes of the real estate firm Savills explains "<em>It&rsquo;s more like buying their own private hotel</em>" for their occasional visit to London.</p> <p> As <a href="http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2013/04/the-specter-of-ghost-buildings/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Sterling</a>&nbsp;(h/t) commented over at his blog "<em>the Gothic High-Tech soulless barns of the offshored ultra-wealthy. A city that once thrived by financialization is seeing its citizens replaced by money. It would be even more interesting if the entities owning these structures were themselves financial instruments, and never human to begin with. Maybe these 'ultraprime' structures could be purchased and owned by quant algorithms, stockmarket style</em>"</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69063775/bob-hope-estate-in-palm-springs-is-up-for-sale-for-50m Bob Hope Estate in Palm Springs Is Up for Sale (for $50m) Archinect 2013-03-08T13:43:00-05:00 >2013-03-12T14:45:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gl/gl5pmw10qijk9nuj.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The huge Palm Springs estate of Bob Hope, the comic icon of midcentury film and television, and his wife, Dolores, is being brought to market for the first time this month, at an asking price of $50 million. Perched high in the exclusive Southridge community, with panoramic views of the Coachella Valley, including the city of Palm Springs and the San Jacinto Mountains, the 23,366-square-foot home was designed in 1973 by the California Modernist architect John Lautner.</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/62933070/swarovski-crystal-to-build-luxury-towers-in-pune-india-seriously Swarovski Crystal to build luxury towers in Pune, India. Seriously. Archinect 2012-12-07T13:15:00-05:00 >2012-12-08T03:27:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pu/put8jwsvk65izaqv.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gateway Towers 1 is designed to please even the most exacting and fussy Corinthians. That's why every home here is fully automated, giving you the most advanced technology of the century and making your life smooth and easy. Even the amenities have been handpicked with special attention, right from the designer fixtures to the Swarovski lobbies to the private theatre within the towers.</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/61675987/hong-kong-s-60-million-dollar-apartment Hong Kong’s $60 Million Dollar Apartment Anna Johnson 2012-11-18T23:38:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:08:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n5/n5bjwjemvz4spmgj.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While the design industry may not pay as much heed to star architects &ndash; or starchitects &ndash; as it once did, on a consumer level, they clearly still pack a punch. This is exemplified by the sale of an apartment in the Frank Gehry-designed Opus Building in Hong Kong which, according to William Lau of Midland Realty, reached a record-breaking sale price of nearly $60 million due to its &lsquo;unique&rsquo; architectural design.</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/58970639/beau-coop-neiman-marcus-100k-chicken-coop Beau Coop - Neiman Marcus' $100k chicken coop Archinect 2012-10-09T19:24:00-04:00 >2012-10-10T07:20:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hz/hz2i5d4pjyhhkxh8.jpg" width="451" height="564" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dawn breaks. The hens descend from their bespoke Versailles-inspired Le Petit Trianon house to their playground below for a morning wing stretch. Slipping on your wellies, you start for the coop and are greeted by the pleasant clucking of your specially chosen flock and the site of the poshest hen house ever imagined.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Your custom-made multilevel dwelling features a nesting area, a "living room" for nighttime roosting, a broody room, a library filled with chicken and gardening books for visitors of the human kind, and, of course, an elegant chandelier. The environment suits them well as you notice the fresh eggs awaiting morning collection. Nearby, you pick fresh vegetables or herbs from your custom-built raised gardens. You've always fancied yourself a farmer&mdash;now thanks to Heritage Hen Farm, you're doing it in the fanciest way possible!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/56296776/frank-gehry-apartment-in-hong-kong-sells-for-61-million Frank Gehry Apartment in Hong Kong Sells for $61 Million HotSoup 2012-08-30T17:19:00-04:00 >2012-09-03T18:44:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r7/r7eesdj6tcwq02hl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Gehry is arguably the world's most famous architect, and while hist projects are notoriously expensive to construct, they may be worth it, at least for residential developers. In Manhattan, the penthouses at New York by Gehry are up for rent for $60,000 per month, and in Hong Kong, an apartment in a newly completed Gehry-designed condo tower overlooking the harbor has just sold for $61 million. Talk about a Pritzker prize.</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/44781258/gehry-luxury-tower-boasts-hong-kong-s-priciest-view Gehry Luxury Tower Boasts Hong Kong’s Priciest View Archinect 2012-04-12T21:03:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T14:00:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8g/8g12lqg1hw4t4avb.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Built for Swire Properties Ltd. (962), the structure cost HK$27,000 ($3,477) per square foot to construct, including land premium. A standard high-rise apartment in the city can cost as little as $HK4,000 per square foot to build, according to Swire Chief Executive Officer Martin Cubbon. &ldquo;Of course, it&rsquo;s going to be enormously expensive by any standards,&rdquo; says Cubbon. &ldquo;In rental values and capital values, it&rsquo;s going to command the highest numbers that Hong Kong has ever seen.&rdquo;</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/33212862/a-room-for-london-london-s-most-exclusive-hotel-opens-its-doors-telegraph A Room for London: London’s most exclusive hotel opens its doors - Telegraph Archinect 2012-01-03T12:45:08-05:00 >2012-01-06T09:46:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8d4e7aeea03c1806842e4cee1955a9e8.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Named A Room for London, the accommodation is also an art installation commissioned by Living Architecture and Artangel. Living Architecture is a social enterprise that operates a handful of holiday homes throughout the UK and aims to provide members of the public with the opportunity to experience contemporary architecture at first hand. The Artangel organisation commissions creative projects by contemporary artists.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Shaped like a boat and moored above the Southbank Centre, this one-off, one-bedroom hotel has room for just two guests and is only open for one year.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/20531408/hong-kong-s-skyline-prepares-for-an-addition-by-frank-gehry Hong Kong's Skyline Prepares for an Addition by Frank Gehry Archinect 2011-09-15T13:43:00-04:00 >2012-11-18T23:41:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fac1045d9f341445f9aab2b89ca88334.jpg" width="262" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Opus Hong Kong is located at 53 Stubbs Rd. in the city&rsquo;s Peak area, one of its most expensive neighborhoods. The cost of renting one of the 6,000-square-foot apartments in the 12-story, 12-unit apartment building has not been set yet, but Swire Properties has &ldquo;every expectation it will break records,&rdquo; Chief Executive Martin Cubbon said.</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>