AMANGIRI RESORT AND SPA
The Amangiri Hotel is in a Grand Canyon in Utah, USA. UU. Designed by architects Rick Joy, Marwan Al-Sayed and Wendell Burnette. There are several factors that make the hotel integrated into its environment, such as geometry, it composes of small volumes of low height that adapts to the striated horizontal profile of the canyon. Also, the material used for its construction is concrete, main material of the work that stands out for its unique color thanks to the use of local sand for its production, thus giving it a color similar to that of its surroundings.
TROLLSTIGEN VISITOR CENTER
The Trollstigen visitor center is in Norway, designed by the architectural firm Reiulf Ramstad Architects. This is how the architects describe the project;, “The architecture is characterized by clear and precise transitions between planned zones and the natural landscape. Through the notion of water as a dynamic element—from snow to running and then falling water—and rock as a static element, the project creates a series of prepositional relations that describe and magnify the unique spatiality of the site”.