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Architect designs hotel suspended over cliff in Norway

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:31 pm    Post subject: Architect designs hotel suspended over cliff in Norway Reply with quote

Architect designs hotel suspended over cliff in Norway
July 30, 2019 08:54 IST
A jaw-dropping hotel concept, perched on the side of a cliff, will give daredevil guests the chance to quite literally live on the edge.



The five-storey Cliff Concept Boutique Hotel would be built in Norway and has been designed by Istanbul-based Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio. Photograph: Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio
Architects are taking “edgy” design to new heights with a breathtaking new hotel that juts off the side of a cliff in Norway.

Pictures of the design show the “Cliff Concept Boutique Hotel” built into the rock face of the  Preikestolen cliff, a tourist attraction in Western Norway.
It has been designed by the Istanbul-based Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio.

The five-storey Cliff Concept Boutique Hotel will only be accessible via a "rooftop entrance" which doubles as a towering observation deck-and the interior of the hotel would presumably be carved out of the rock below.

With just nine rooms, one restaurant and cafe, the boutique hotel would certainly be on the small side.

A series of balconies will also jut out of the chilling precipice offering amazing views of fjords and mountains.


Some have compared the proposed pool to one to be built in London - at the top of a 55-storey building.


One of the most impressive features is the outdoor pool, which extends from a sundeck and sticks straight out from the cliff face over the water. Long and narrow, the all-glass pool design also renders it transparent. Supported by cables attached to the top of the cliff, the infinity pool is made from glass on each side and on the bottom, giving an unobstructed view nearly two thousand feet to the waters of the Lysefjorden below, allowing swimmers to look down over the breathtaking scenery.

The hotel, which is definitely not for the faint hearted, is to be embedded into Preikestolen, a cliff in southern Norway that has become a popular tourist attraction. Photograph: Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio
The architect, Hayri Atak, was quoted as INSIDER saying he was captivated by the idea of living beyond the edge of the cliff.

"Pulpit Rock has been one of the most exciting places to me through the years," Atak was quoted as saying.

The hotel's swimming pool will have a see-through bottom that juts out from the side of the cliff face and gives swimmers a chance to look at the spine-tingling drop beneath them. Photograph: Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio


The hotel offers unobstructed views of the Ryfylke region's surrounding Scandes mountain range and Lysefjorden fjord.

The rock as it appears now Source: L.C. Nøttaasen/Flickr

The setting for the concept is one of the most trafficked tourist sights in Norway.  Located in the municipality of Forsand, Rogaland county, Preikestolen rises 604 m above the Lysefjorden inlet. Carved out eons ago by a glacier, Lysefjorden is naturally breath-taking, which makes Preikestolen that much more incredible.

Shaped like a church pulpit, hence the name, Preikestolen, its top is nearly flat, about 25 m by 25 m, and offers a unique view of the fjord it stands beside, towering over the opposite bank and giving visitors a magnificent vista of Norwegian landscape.

However, before you reach for your passport, keep in mind that the incredible hotel project is still very much in the early stages.

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https://m.rediff.com/news/report/pix-would-you-live-in-hotel-that-hangs-off-a-cliff/20190730.htm
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9600376/hotel-cliff-norway-plan-daredevils/
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:24 am    Post subject: Living on the edge Reply with quote

This is way too much pushing the limits. I may not call it as a hotel rather I would call it dare devil stunt performing arcade. I wonder what kind of guest these hotel builders are expecting, surely not a faint hearted one. I shouldn't be a public living space but an artifact where visitors can admire the view but not as live.
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