Luxury is synonymous with Hotel Fasano’s South American retreats. Fasano Hotels has three locations in Brazil. Each hotel, while unique in design, exudes panache from the inside out. Located in the small municipal city of Porto Feliz, 100km outside of São Paulo, sits the Hotel Fasano Boa Vista. Comfort is a primary feature in hospitality, but equally important is the ability for the structure to be a departure from everyday residential living.
Riverside Health System has been providing Virginia residents with exceptional health care since its first facility opened nearly a century ago. Today, the pioneering healthcare system serves communities in six cities along the Virginia Peninsula. Since 2004, Riverside has been recognized as having some of the most technologically advanced facilities in the country.
Research suggests a correlation between architecture and the improvement of human health. With that in mind, the architects of NORD created a healthcare facility with the subtle nuances of a residential project. Healthcare construction is often overly extravagant or too minimal. As a cancer treatment facility, the architects’ were required to construct an iconic structure without overpowering the building’s purpose.
In 2011, Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital accommodated 12,000 more patients than the facility could handle. Expansion was vital as the new patients admitted into St. Mary’s Emergency Department became overwhelming. Its reconstruction was separated into two phases, the first of which consisted of the construction of a new front entrance featuring an extensive aluminum composite canopy.
Amidst the snowy mountains of Hinterglemm, Austria lies the Hotel Wiesergut, a whimsical creation of Austrian design firm, Gogl Architekten. The project required renovating the existing structure with more modern elements of design. The organic nature of its construction allows the hotel to blends into the surrounding landscape. Resembling winter with its locally sourced building materials, the hotel utilized dark timber, natural stone, granite, glass and concrete in its construction.