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Hotel Unique

Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio 4700 - Jd. Paulista - 01402-002 Zona Sul
Sao Paulo SP Brazil

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1999
  Finished2002
Floor Count7
Floor Area24,950 m²
Units / Rooms95
Building Uses
 - hotel
Structural Types
 - lowrise
Architectural Style
 - streamline moderne
 - structural expressionism
 - futurism
Materials
 - copper
 - glass
 - wood
 - granite
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire105 ftArcoweb
Roof92 ft''

Description
Architect: Ruy Ohtake Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Ruy Ohtake (autor), Alfred Talaat, Félix Araújo, Nancy Marques, Marcelo Jordão and Rubens Swappo (colaborators).
Structure: Júlio Kassoy and Mário Franco (concrete).
Jorge Kurken Kurkdjian and Jorge Zaven Kurkdjian (metals).
Instalation & Air-conditioning: MHA.
Acustic: Acústica Engenharia.
Building Systems: Johnsons Controls.
Consulting: Avec Verre Design & RCM Estruturas Metálicas.
Construction: Método.

- With a form of a half cylindrical inverted allows more rooms near the top, where the pool and bar terrace is located.

- A system of Porthole-style pivot open round windows is spread along all building. The exterior palette is simple, the copper cladding on the facade with wood in round below part with concrete end walls supporting and stabilizing the building. An urban landmark work of art as reference in global hotel design.

- Garden concept by landscape designer Gilberto Eliks. Carefully arranged objects of exquisite details in elegant and well balanced colors and flavors of the world, other than the 10 suites are designed by João Armentano and equipped with air-conditioning system with individual control, eletronic locks, window, light and sound control, cd/dvd player, plasma tv, Italian Jacuzzi tub and separate shower - modern and exclusive amenities that offer a unique experience to all guests and visitors to be real unique. A door entrance with 7.5m high receives the guests at 35m back positioned from street.

Site: 6500m²

Info Pages:
http://www.arcoweb.com.br/arquitetura/arquitetura335.asp
http://www.archidose.org/May04/051004.html

Photo Links:
http://www.thomaslockehobbs.com/2005/030.jpg
http://www.wayfaring.info/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/uniquedesignhotels1_1.jpg

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