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Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-01-2013, 17:34:38
you crazy architectje! What would you consider fine examples of 1950s big hotel architecture? Any ideas?


07-01-2013, 17:46:54
Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel for example

07-01-2013, 17:48:50
Hilton Rotterdam from Maaskant

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-01-2013, 21:03:59
Imperial Hotel has a somewhat confusing building history, Wright's Design is from 1916 (?).

Hilton Rotterdam is a fine example, thanks. Anything else?

08-01-2013, 00:14:44
Tsk tsk, Dyl Dyl...the answer is always Wright! :D

08-01-2013, 15:53:05
I'll have to think about others, so you want the you called boring 50's cocrete steel glass ones?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-01-2013, 18:02:37
I'm curious about the style as there is a discussion about the value of this:


What I find quite strange is the orientation - at the time it was built it could have easily been oriented north-south (vast area unbuilt), but it is west-east and only has rooms on the southside.

08-01-2013, 18:56:04
something to do with the view perhaps?

08-01-2013, 18:57:48
ahh ok, just saw the location, it's near a trainstation, perhaps something to do with sound

08-01-2013, 19:01:50
I like the front desk and most of the chairs. :)

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-01-2013, 19:17:45
The earlier hotel on that site was a posh posh palace hotel, and it had rooms in all directions. View is also nice to the north, east and west from a bit further up, and noise is pretty much the same from all sides except west. Also a 1950s edition of Neufert suggests hotel rooms east-south-west.

The only purpose could be the way the hotel is seen - it sits right in a classic vista and the long side is of course more dominant.... but that's not very functional.

08-01-2013, 19:36:25
Neufert rules

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-01-2013, 19:44:47
Jesjes, but Bevcar (its architect) didn't follow the rules.