Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos

Architects: GCP Arquitetos
Location: São Sebastião, São Paulo, Brazil
Architects In Charge: Sérgio Coelho (author); Daniel Mariano (co-author)
Coordinator: Alessandra Araújo
Project Team: Adriana Oliveira, Sílvio Diar te, Nuno Almeida, Taís Miyake, Tomás Brunoro, Maurício Reverendo, Lucas Verone e Deise Paz
Project Area: 950 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Interiors: Débora Aguiar
Landscape: Marcelo Belotto
Lighting: Acenda
Contractor: Almatep

The program for the Nau Royal Boutique Hotel has been divided into two blocks of rectangular plans – the street block and the beach block – separated by an inner garden/lobby, in which there vertical circulation in staircase, connecting the three floors: basement, ground and first floor. In regard to the street block, the basement comprises the SPA, sauna, back of house, garage and utilities room spaces, employee access and garden.

The ground floor includes reception area, lounge, restrooms, kitchen, support and breakfast areas, extending to the beach block.

In the upper floor, there are six apartments, which in addition to the brise-terraces have a garden deck on the coverage, providing the mountain view.

The beach block has in its ground floor, the lobby with connection to the street block, bar and four apartments, one of them adapted to the needs of physically-handicapped guests.

Decks, swimming- pools, outdoor gardens, water mirrors, gazebos and beach areas can be accessed via lobby and bar.

In the upper floor, there are five apartments, which similarly as for the other apartments in the same floor, have brise-terraces, garden deck and living mezzanine.

Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos © Nelson Kon
Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos © Nelson Kon
Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos © Nelson Kon
Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos © Nelson Kon
Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos © Nelson Kon
Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos © Nelson Kon
Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos © Nelson Kon
Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos © Nelson Kon
Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos Elevations & Sections
Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos First Floor Plan
Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos Ground Floor Plan
Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos Underground Floor Plan
Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos Site Plan

Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 31 Dec 2012.

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Rivas y Ureña, ganadores de ‘Arquideas: Landscape, Architecture & Wine’

Con su propuesta ‘Maridaje’, los jóvenes madrileños Isabel Rivas y Javier Ureña han ganado el concurso de ideas Landscape, Architecture & Wine, organizado por Arquideas y la Compañía…


Video: Uto Elementary School / CAt

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This minimalist elementary school, located in Kumamoto and designed by Japanese architects Kazuhiro Kojima and Kazuko Akamatsu (CAt), is designed to seamlessly connect the indoor and outdoor space. Within the building, individual classrooms and spaces are loosely formed by L-shaped walls that feature foldable doors and flexible components. An abundance of courtyards and airy walkways are just some of the highlights, along with a wood deck activity space found on top of the roof.

Video via JA+U.

Video: Uto Elementary School / CAt originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 31 Dec 2012.

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Video: Uto Elementary School / CAt

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This minimalist elementary school, located in Kumamoto and designed by Japanese architects Kazuhiro Kojima and Kazuko Akamatsu (CAt), is designed to seamlessly connect the indoor and outdoor space. Within the building, individual classrooms and spaces are loosely formed by L-shaped walls that feature foldable doors and flexible components. An abundance of courtyards and airy walkways are just some of the highlights, along with a wood deck activity space found on top of the roof.

Video via JA+U.

Video: Uto Elementary School / CAt originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 31 Dec 2012.

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Best of 2012: Most Popular Projects

As probably you were expecting, here are the 10 most popular projects of 2012! Thanks to all our readers and collaborators for this great year. Happy 2013!

#1 Moses Bridge by RO&AD Architecten / Halsteren, The Netherlands

#2 Ningbo Historic Museum by Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio / Ningbo, China

#3 Tverrfjellhytta by Snøhetta / Hjerkinn, Norway

#4 Reading Between the Lines by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh / Limburg, Belgium

#5 Baroque Court Apartments by OFIS arhitekti / Ljubljana, Slovenia

#6 Stacking green by Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa / Saigon, Vietnam

#7 The Factory by Ricardo Bofill / Sant Just Desvern, Spain

#8 MIMA House by Mima Architects / Viana do Castelo, Portugal

#9 Apartment Building in Luxembourg by Metaform Architects / Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg

#10 House NA by Sou Fujimoto Architects / Tokyo, Japan

Which one is your favorite?

Best of 2012: Most Popular Projects originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 31 Dec 2012.

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Settlements and City Strategies by olalekan jeyifous

This series contains abstracted planimetric drawings and eerily-serene cityscapes that suggest the changing contours of urban settlements. They represent an idea of a degenerate futurism, yet one might find similar typologies and scenes in places such as the favelas of Brazil and North Africa, and in overpopulated cities such as Lagos, Mexico City, and Mumbai. Though outputted digitally, the drawings possess a textured and painterly quality as a result of combining hand-drawn sketches, industrial textures, surfaces of deteriorated paper, and digital architectural models.
A constant interplay between digital and analog processes is important in my work, resulting in a highly layered set of documents. The drawings presented here started out as digital images that were outputted, sketched and drawn over, and scanned back into the computer in order to be retraced, textured, and layered

Review Diciembre 2012: Lo mas leido en Tecnohaus

Antes de que se termine este año queremos presentarles los artículos más leidos del 2012, con la idea de hacer un recuento y descubrir cuales fueron los temas que más leyeron nuestros lectores.
En esta reseña te mostramos las 5 notas mas leidas en Diciembre 2012.
¡Que lo disfruten!

Casa de madera con patio interior - DI Bernardo Bader

Casa de madera con patio interior – DI Bernardo Bader
La casa busca innovar a través de su tipología y aparece como una alternativa agradable frente a la viviendas clásicas de Vorarlberg, rodeadas por jardines muy abiertos y con muy poca privacidad. (LEER MAS…)

Casa Curicó - 123CUA Arquitectos + Germán Lamarca García

Casa Curicó – 123CUA Arquitectos + Germán Lamarca García
El encargo se presenta como una vivienda unifamiliar en un condominio emergente en los suburbios de Curicó. Sin vecinos próximos, se buscan las relaciones a partir del lugar, su orientación, vistas y la potente presencia de un bosque de eucaliptos que ocupa prácticamente la mitad a lo largo del terreno. (LEER MAS…)

Casa HAMRA - DinellJohansson

Casa HAMRA – DinellJohansson
El encargo partió de un presupuesto muy limitado: se debía diseñar una casa tan simple como fuese posible. Casi como remodelando un granero existente para transformarlo en un lugar para vivir, la casa debía ser un espacio abierto con un gran número de camas posibles, una cocina en el centro y los servicios en el exterior. (LEER MAS…)

Casa del Lago - David Guerra

Casa del Lago – David Guerra
Esta casa fue construida en un terreno en altura con una fuerte pendiente, vecino a un área de protección ambiental en la ciudad de Rio Acima, en Minas Gerais, Brasil. “La idea era crear un área central con balcones suspendidos, generando un marco que envuelve al paisaje”, explica el arquitecto. (LEER MAS…)

Casa en el Agua - Li Xiaodong Atelier

Casa en el Agua – Li Xiaodong Atelier
La Casa en el Agua esta emplazada a los pies de la montaña Yulong en Lijiang. Es una zona de pendientes y grandes panorámicas hacia el paisaje y la ciudad de Lijiang, un antiguo asentamiento comercial conocido por su red de vías navegables y puentes. (LEER MAS…)

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Best of 2012: Most Retweeted Articles

The New Year is almost here! Before you head out to celebrate, check out the most retweeted articles of 2012. From the world’s first underwater hotel to a list of the most helpful apps for architects, this round up will not disappoint. Cheers!

The complete, top ten list after the break. 

#1 Underwater Hotel planned for Dubai
Dubai shipbuilder Drydocks World signed on with Switzerland’s BIG InvestConsult, on behalf of partner Deep Ocean Technology (DOT), to become the sole construction contractor of the futuristic Water Discus Underwater Hotels in the Middle East.

#2 The Complete Works of Oscar Niemeyer
Following the death of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, ArchDaily showcases a complete list of his prolific portfolio, including architecture, sculpture, furniture and more.

#3 Quotes from Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012)
Oscar Niemeyer: “I deliberately disregarded the right angle and rationalist architecture designed with ruler and square to boldly enter the world of curves and straight lines offered by reinforced concrete. […] This deliberate protest arose from the environment in which I lived, with its white beaches, its huge mountains, its old baroque churches, and the beautiful suntanned women.”

#4 Happy 160th Birthday Antoni Gaudi!
Commemorating Catalán architect Antoni Gaudí (1852 -1926), best known for his whimsical style and his inimitable masterpiece, the still unfinished Sagrada Familia, on his 160th birthday.

#5 Le Corbusier’s Ville Savoye via ArchDaily Instagram
ArchDaily’s personal reconstruction of Le Corbusier’s Ville Savoye, the most anticipated LEGO® Architecture Series to date.

#6 Batman & Architecture: The Dark Knight Rises and Gotham’s Buildings Fall
There is no other comic saga more influenced by architecture than Batman. Gotham, and the fictional architects that built the city, have been main characters since the first plots.

#7 The 10 Best Apps for Architects
A crowdsourced list of the best apps for an architect’s smartphone.

#8 Happy 126th birthday Mies van der Rohe!
Celebrating Mies van der Rohe, the German-born American architect and educator convinced us all with his glass-and-steel buildings that “less is more”, on what would have been his 126th birthday.

#9 Happy 145th Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright
Celebrating 145 years of Frank Lloyd Wright, quite simply “the greatest American architect of all time.”

#10 Janet Echelman Reshaping Urban Airspace World-Wide
Inspired by the local materials and culture of Mahabalipuram, an Indian fishing village famous for sculpture, American Artist Janet Echelman has imagined a new type of sculpture that transforms urban environments.

For more, check out Best of 2012: Most Read Articles!

Best of 2012: Most Retweeted Articles originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 31 Dec 2012.

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Have An Illuminating New Year: Lausanne’s Light Art Installations

What better way to say hello to the New Year than taking in the city lights!  And while most places are adorned with shiny bling during winter holidays, this year Lausanne takes it to a whole new level with its first Festival of Lights. Going on through the month of December to January 2nd, the

Ancient Arts Center Discovered Under Rome’s Piazza Venezia

Eighteen feet below one of Rome’s most-trafficked junctions is a 900-seat arts center dating back to the second-century reign of Emperor Hadrian, Italian archaeologists have announced.

The discovery, widely seen as the most important in Rome in 80 years, came as a result of digging for the city’s third subway line. Archeologists spent the last five years excavating two halls of the structure under the Piazza Venezia, which is believed to be an arts center, or auditorium, built by Hadrian.