as part of an invited competition JDS/ julien de smedt architects has designed a proposal for ‘the mondri and elano hotel’ in las vegas in the US. located in a city known for gambling and its surreal architecture, the architects wanted to create a genuine experience with their hotel design. one of their other main concerns was to balance the project’s large scale with the need for intimacy on a smaller scale. they took inspiration from the mondrian and delano hotels, and aimed to simplify the design to the essence of a hotel. julien de smedt architects collaborated with artist olafur eliasson for the project, no word on what form this collaboration will take.

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‘the mondri and elano hotel’ by julien de smedt architects

‘the mondri and elano hotel’ by julien de smedt architects

‘the mondri and elano hotel’ by julien de smedt architects

‘the mondri and elano hotel’ by julien de smedt architects