Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The Yas Hotel

Ever wonder if anyone actually uses the freeform massing design tools and curtain systems that REVIT (and others) have to offer? I cannot varify which Software Asymptote Architecture uses but this sure looks like the cover of the REVIT DVD case to me. You just have to look to Abu Dhabi, UAE to see just how imaginative the archiotects of today can be. "New York based Asymptote Architecture nears completion of The Yas Hotel project in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Yas Hotel is a 500-room, 85,000-square-meter complex now under construction. Asymptote was awarded the commission to design the buildings and environs from a closed competition two years ago targeting an opening date of October 30, 2009 to coincide with the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix".

3 comments:

Bob said...

While I can't wait for the day that this is possible in Revit, I can tell you for sure that Gehry Technologies' Digital Project was used for the grid shell. Not sure about the rest of the project, though.

Daryl Gregoire said...

Thank you Bob. I'll have to look up Gehry Technologies' Digital Project. The structures going up in the UAE is out of this world.

Johann H. said...

and... what about this??
http://www.dezeen.com/2008/12/19/cet-budapest-by-onl/

Johann