♻ Jumeirah, the Dubai luxury hotel group, has opened its first five-star luxury hotel in China at the spectacularly shaped Himalayas Centre. The base of the Himalayas building that the hotel is in is in parts like a metallic tree-trunk. Inside the lobby, LED lights bristling from the ceiling change colour to represent the sky above the hotel. Located in Pudong, Shanghai and designed by international architect Arata Isozaki, Himalayas Center is a landmark building that combines nature, human
Beetham Tower, Manchester, UK. Ian Simpson. I like the ominous feel of this building and how it towers over everything that surrounds it. I get an "evil corporation" feel from this building. I like striations on the facade it adds to the already linear feel of the structure. The color of the exterior also complements the clouds, and since it is in the UK then that means it fits in well most of the time.
TRI-G, Istanbul, Turkey. Architect: Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects. Category: Office. An astonishing design which has the makings of a highly recognisable tower on a key airport route. Facades provide variegated contrast which will work distinctively by night as well as day. Picture: Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects