Design showcase: Top 5 skyscraper bars and restaurants

by | 06 Jul 2022 | Design

This week’s collaboration with TOPHOTELDESIGN takes on tall tales of the world’s highest hotels featuring the most stunning views of their locales.

In 1885, the Home Insurance Building, located in Chicago and originally 10 stories high, was built and later known as the first skyscraper ever made. Its steel skeleton construction has inspired a generation of supertall skyscrapers built all around the globe.

But what is it that we like about building and inhabiting tall structures?

Apart from the obvious answer related to the need for more accommodation in dense populated areas, the view is what seals the deal. The feeling of looking at a whole city from the edge of a skyscraper’s balcony is indeed sublime; scary and beautiful.

It brings a sense of clarity and distance from the routinely small things we face every day. It provides perspective, and shows guests how small we truly are in comparison to the whole.

Beautiful overview

Travellers who stay in skyscrapers get the advantage of being able to understand a city’s layout, and get to know it in an unexpectedly intimate way, regardless of the physical distance.

Today we are sharing five projects that highlight that same sensation, providing exquisitely designed spaces where adventurous voyagers can enjoy a nice drink or meal or simply relax at cloud height.

Click the images below and explore the amazing projects in TOPHOTELDESIGN.

 

East Miami

Miami, United States of America
by Arquitectonica – Miami and Studio Collective

 

ME Milan Il Duca

Milan, Italy
by Nicola Gallizia Design Studio, Arassociati & Alvaro Sans Arquitectura Hotelera

 

SLS Hotel Dubai 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
by AEDAS, Next Engineering Consultants & Bishop Design

Image © Alex Jeffries Photography Group

 

ME Dubai 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
by Zaha Hadid Architects & Bishop Design

Image © Alex Jeffries Photography Group

 

Rosewood Bangkok 

Khwaeng Lumphini, Thailand
by Tandem Architects, KPF Architects – New York & AvroKO – Bangkok

Image © Numpoom Samargasevi

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