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Would you overnight in a hotel made of waste materials? — BEAM Travel

In contrast to classical recycling, where new raw materials are obtained by shredding, the hotel focuses on upgrading and the deliberate misuse of used materials. Used objects are thus converted into completely new products.

Source: Would you overnight in a hotel made of waste materials? — BEAM Travel

Historic firehouse to hot hotel: Repurposed buildings revel in their colorful pasts – The Washington Post

A rendering of the planned exterior of the Detroit Foundation Hotel inside Detroit’s former Fire Department headquarters. (Vista (Beijing) Digital Technology Co., Ltd. )

“So many places are the same that people crave difference,” Poris says. “New York is like a mall now with the same stores you find at Somerset Collection [in Troy, Mich.], Milan or Hong Kong.”

Source: Historic firehouse to hot hotel: Repurposed buildings revel in their colorful pasts – The Washington Post

A former whiskey bottling factory becomes Philadelphia’s latest hip hotel and bar.

Photography by Matthew Williams.

Owner and designer Method Hospitality was careful to preserve much of the landmark building’s industrial character while at the same time embracing the Fishtown’s new creative vibe.

Source: A former whiskey bottling factory becomes Philadelphia’s latest hip hotel and bar.

Spend a Luxury Night in a Converted Pigsty (North Yorkshire) – Urban Ghosts Media

(Image: John Lindsay; converted pigsty in North Yorkshire, England)

According to the Landmark Trust, which restored the now converted pigsty overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay, in North Yorkshire, to its former glory: “Once really a sty, Squire Barry of Fyling Hall is said to have been inspired by the classical architecture he had seen in the Mediterranean during his travels in the 1880s when building this home for his pigs.”

Source: Spend a Luxury Night in a Converted Pigsty (North Yorkshire) – Urban Ghosts Media

Iconic Eero Saarinen JFK Airport Terminal Will Have New Life as a Standard Hotel | Inhabitat New York City

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Eero Saarinen‘s famous JFK terminal is a masterpiece of contemporary architecture, but as a flight terminal, the building has fallen a bit behind the times. Largely unoccupied since 2001, the iconic building has left many wondering what would become of it. Last week, hotelier Andre Balazs announced that he would be turning the terminal into a hotel and changing the name from the TWA Flight Center to the Standard, Flight Center

via Iconic Eero Saarinen JFK Airport Terminal Will Have New Life as a Standard Hotel | Inhabitat New York City.

Hotel Tverskaya Transforms a Disused Building in Moscow with Sleepbox Modules | Inhabitat

The Arch Group design studio has transformed a disused building in downtown Moscow into a modular hotel, filling the space with their portable Sleepbox capsules. The modular hotel rooms line the halls of the Sleepbox Hotel Tverskaya, giving the abandoned building new purpose with little renovation.

via Hotel Tverskaya Transforms a Disused Building in Moscow with Sleepbox Modules | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.