The Morpheus Hotel by Zaha Hadid Architects: The World’s First High Rise Exoskeleton

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/morpheus-hotel-zaha-hadid-architects-worlds-first-high-rise-exoskeleton/02_zha_morpheus_photo-virgile-simon-bertrand/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/02_ZHA_Morpheus_photo-Virgile-Simon-Bertrand-810x591.jpg" alt="The Morpheus Hotel by Zaha Hadid Architects: The World&#8217;s First High Rise Exoskeleton" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Zaha Hadid Architects</a> has a way of designing buildings so intricate and complex that the photographs look like renderings rather than completed architecture. Their latest unveiling is <a href="https://www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/en/stay/morpheus/index.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Morpheus</a>, the flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort in Macau.
While the sculptural design of Morpheus was inspired by China’s centuries-old tradition of jade carving, the structure of the hotel hardly resembles any structure or building we see today. Zaha Hadid Architects describes it as “world’s first free-form high-rise exoskeleton.” ZHA’s project director Viviana Muscettola explains:
Morpheus combines its optimal arrangement with structural integrity and sculptural form. The design is intriguing as it makes no reference to traditional architectural typologies.
The structure of the 40-story building consists of two internal vertical cores that connect at the top, bottom and mid levels. From the outside, the building abstractly resembles a figure 8, an auspicious and lucky number in Chinese numerology.
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The Morpheus Hotel by Zaha Hadid Architects: The World’s First High Rise Exoskeleton

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/morpheus-hotel-zaha-hadid-architects-worlds-first-high-rise-exoskeleton/02_zha_morpheus_photo-virgile-simon-bertrand/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/02_ZHA_Morpheus_photo-Virgile-Simon-Bertrand-810x591.jpg" alt="The Morpheus Hotel by Zaha Hadid Architects: The World&#8217;s First High Rise Exoskeleton" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Zaha Hadid Architects</a> has a way of designing buildings so intricate and complex that the photographs look like renderings rather than completed architecture. Their latest unveiling is <a href="https://www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/en/stay/morpheus/index.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Morpheus</a>, the flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort in Macau.
While the sculptural design of Morpheus was inspired by China’s centuries-old tradition of jade carving, the structure of the hotel hardly resembles any structure or building we see today. Zaha Hadid Architects describes it as “world’s first free-form high-rise exoskeleton.” ZHA’s project director Viviana Muscettola explains:
Morpheus combines its optimal arrangement with structural integrity and sculptural form. The design is intriguing as it makes no reference to traditional architectural typologies.
The structure of the 40-story building consists of two internal vertical cores that connect at the top, bottom and mid levels. From the outside, the building abstractly resembles a figure 8, an auspicious and lucky number in Chinese numerology.
Continue reading "The Morpheus Hotel by Zaha Hadid Architects: The World’s First High Rise Exoskeleton"