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The Unbalanced Hotel Embraces its Dramatic Landscape by Framing it

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Oct 1, 2013 • References: ooiio and fubiz.net
The Unbalanced Hotel boasts 125 rooms, shops, restaurants, conference rooms and event venues, yet it does not greatly obstruct the drama of its coastal site. Planned for an extraordinary plot on the Pacific Ocean cliffs outside of Lima, Peru, this complex hopes to demonstrate an appreciation for the remarkable views that it possesses.

The way that OOIIO architects did this was by making the building into a giant picture frame. The massive structure appears to be a semi-submerged rectangular entity that has a large four-sided void cut from its core. The entire mass has been tipped on its side for some added visual intrigue, providing Unbalanced Hotel guests with spectacular panoramas and passers-by with fabulous formulated vistas.