the amethyst hotel by NL architects features exposed crystalline forms
all images courtesy of NL architects

 

 

 

dutch practice NL architects has developed proposal for a chain of hotels, with a design that takes its form from that of a precious gemstone. intended to promote the supposed healing qualities of an amethyst – a precious stone consisting of a violet variety of quartz – the building appears sliced in half, revealing the seemingly natural forms inside.

 

internally, the hotel’s accommodation is placed around a large void, with access to each room organized along the outer perimeter. the inner layer is then formed by crystalline clusters that organically frame the interiors. the first amethyst hotel is planned for ocean flower in china, a man-made island currently under development in the sea north of hainan. over time is it imagined that a chain of such designs will be constructed in different locations around the world.

NL architects the amethyst hotel ocean flower china designboom
the design is intended to promote the healing qualities of the precious gemstone

NL architects the amethyst hotel ocean flower china designboom
the building appears sliced in half, revealing the seemingly natural forms inside

NL architects the amethyst hotel ocean flower china designboom
the hotel’s inner layer is formed by crystalline clusters that organically frame the scheme’s interiors

NL architects the amethyst hotel ocean flower china designboom
the hotel’s living accommodation is placed around a large void

NL architects the amethyst hotel ocean flower china designboom
windows are formed by large, angled panels of glazing

NL architects the amethyst hotel ocean flower china designboom
the first amethyst hotel is planned for a man-made island, currently under development in china

NL architects the amethyst hotel ocean flower china designboom
at night, the building will achieve a bold and distinctive presence

NL architects the amethyst hotel ocean flower china designboom
the design is imagined for a variety of different global locations

 

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