Monthly Archives: May 2013

#WakeUpPics exhibition arrives in Milan!

By Courtney Imel | 10:15

This last December 20, 2012 until January 30, 2013 we had the  opportunity to hold the#WakeUpPics III Edition contest on Instagram. We encouraged fans to upload their most inspiring Wake Up moments using the hashtag #WakeUpPics and share them with friends and the rest of the world.   In this III Edition alone we have received more than 5,000 entries and in total there […]

NH Hoteles Architecture

By Sergio González | 10:39

When we are young we are told that bragging is not polite and they have a point, so let’s call it sharing. At NH Hoteles we care a lot about the  architecture of our hotels. More efficient, more eco-friendly and simply better for us and for you is the general motto, but we have a […]

NH Friends: Paloma Cañizares, it’s in the design!

By Courtney Imel | 11:01

Today we have the honor introduce you to the the architect and interior designer Paloma Cañizares winner of the 2012 Heineken Prize for New Values and Professor of the European Institute of Design. She opened her own studio in 2005, developing architecture, interior design and furniture design in parallel in office projects, commercial spaces, homes and […]

The bigger the better? Megastructures!

By Sergio González | 10:56

Not so long ago, we looked at Empire State Building in NY and were amazed by its imperial size. An engineering marvel back in the 30’s that pales when compared with modern constructions, so huge and complex we can’t help but name them megastructures.  The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats, part of Illinios […]

Decorate your life with Feng Shui

By Sergio González | 10:27

  Feng Shui, the Chinese geomantic art of bringing positive qi -the energy of life- into our lives, irrupted in the Western world in the 4th quarter of 20th century. Still under suspicion by most eyes, the most renowned interior designers, architects and engineers from Europe and America hold few doubts about attending Feng Shui […]

Coolest airports in the world

By Sergio González | 11:11

Flying has been a long wished dream for mankind and airports are the first impression we usually have of a new destination. They are the modern gates of a city, the screen we’ll be judging at first sight. Modern airports are a profusion of magnificent architecture intended, not only to be efficient, but also colossal […]

Game of Thrones architecture

By Sergio González | 10:07

The epic medieval fantasy world of Westeros depicted in the HBO TV show Game of Thrones is engaging more and more viewers each week with a plot to literally die for and rich deep characters that dance to the rythm of  becoming king. According to HBO, it’s their third most-watched television show ever and also the […]

Green home design

By Sergio González | 11:28

  We are used to thinking that green initiatives must be undertaken by governments or large companies, and we are really thankful for them, but did you know that households and personal energy demand account for half of CO2 emissions? Every single one of us has power to affect our planet and further than what […]

NH Hoteles: It’s in the design

By Sergio González | 10:53

For many years interior design was considered just an option, something not too important or useful for everybody, athough luckily things started to change and finally blasted off in the early 80’s. We began to realize that the way our rooms are set has an enormous influence not only in our appreciation of beauty but […]

Knock on wood!

By Sergio González | 10:15

Perhaps it was a Scandinavian cave designer who was the first one to point out it was about time to stop living in caves -like cave people– and move to cool wooden buildings, but in any way, whenever there was woods and people present the result was always a wooden city. For hundreds of years, […]