The Frame Hotel, growing a green forest in the desert

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An entry at the WAN Awards 2009, the Frame Hotel is a simple yet modern structure that pioneers a new form of architectural design to create an imposing aesthetics while sustaining the environment. Designed for Villamoda Galleries in Dubai, UAE, the structure accommodates a vast vertical garden enclosed in a huge frame, which apart from limiting the built-up areas also determines the exterior facade of the massive hotel building. Featuring a plant-like structure cut out from the constructive frame, the architecture is covered by perpendicular planes of solar protected dark glass to create a dynamic parallaxical vision, while protecting the structure from sun and wind.

Housing various restaurants, showrooms, a cigar lounge, all connected by mechanical pathways and vertigo-inspiring escalators, the structure looks like an urban jungle and invites guests to enjoy fresh and green surroundings in the desert.

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Via: Gizmodo

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