December 13, 2012

PIERO LISSONI - CONSERVATORIUM HOTEL - AMSTERDAM


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PIERO LISSONI - CONSERVATORIUM HOTEL - AMSTERDAM
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PIERO LISSONI - CONSERVATORIUM HOTEL - AMSTERDAM
Designed by Milan-based interior architect Piero Lissoni, the 'conservatorium hotel' has recently opened its doors to guests in the historic museum district of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Adjoined to the 19th century sweelinck music conservatorium by Dutch architect Daniel Knuttel, the venue includes 129 luxury guest rooms, meeting spaces, well-being spa and restaurants and bars of diverse atmospheres. a full-height glazed atrium meets the original masonry exterior, while a corten steel stair and multiple catwalks accentuate their meeting points through arched windows and portals within the brick facade. Within the existing building, eight levels of suites are configured with a duplex layout, ranging in size from 30 to 170 square meters. Leading to the lofted bedrooms, open-riser steel stairs and railings formed from glass panes continue the clean lines found within the entry lobby. Throughout the interior, vintage and cultural elements are found amidst modern amenities.
Representing the four elements of life, water, earth, wind and fire, the akasha well-being spa offers visitors a wholistic lifesyle during their transient stay. the space offers a journey during the individual's experience of balance and transformation.

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PIERO LISSONI
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Piero Lissoni is an architect, art director and designer (1956).
Together with Nicoletta Canesi, Piero Lissoni opened the Lissoni Associati studio in 1986, initiating a lifelong collaboration with some of the finest Italian and international furniture manufacturers. 1996 saw the creation of Graph.x, a company dedicated to the development of graphics projects. 
Some of the more recent architectural projects include a private loft in Monza (2009); 
a villa in Forte dei Marmi (2011); the Conservatorium Hotel in Museum Square area in Amsterdam (2012); the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem with its 210 rooms and suites (2009); the renovation and interior design 
of the Monaco & Grand Canal Hotel in Venice (2004); the Bentley Design HotelTM in Istanbul (2002); the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Tokyo (2005); the Studio M Hotel in Singapore (2010); the principal suites 
for the Pierre Hotel New York (2010) and the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai (2010).
In addition to showrooms for Boffi, Cassina, Porro and Tecno, Piero Lissoni completed the headquarters of Living Divani in Anzano del Parco (2007), the headquarters for Glas Italia (2010) and Matteograssi (2011) near Milan, and an eight-storey edifice for Benetton in Istanbul (2009). Lissoni also renovated the historic Teatro Nazionale in Milan (2009) for the Dutch group Stage Entertainment, the theatre now exclusively dedicated to musicals.
Piero Lissoni designed the interiors of the 27m sailing yacht Ghost (2005) for a New York art dealer and the 50m motor yacht Tribù for Luciano Benetton (2007).
Piero Lissoni participated in the 13th Venice Biennale Architettura 2012 at the Italian Pavilion in Architetture del Made in Italy and at the Palazzo Bembo in the exhibition Traces of Centuries & Future Steps.