Chad Oppenheim and Arthur Casas create shape-shifting hotel on Rio's Copacabana beach
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
énergie group
Competitive
Bow, London, UK
truGym
Stockton-on-Tees
Newport Live
Grade 2 – SCP 11-14 £16,431- £17,537
Across Newport Live Sites, Newport, Wales
star job
Stamford Endowed Schools
£6.56 to £9.05 per hour
Stamford, Lincolnshire
University of Liverpool
£29,615 - £34,304 pa
Liverpool

Chad Oppenheim and Arthur Casas create shape-shifting hotel on Rio's Copacabana beach

Job opportunities
Torridge District Council
£40,000 - £45,000pa
location: Bideford, Devon, United Kingdom
Horizon Leisure Centres
location: Hampshire, United Kingdom
Coram’s Fields
£18,046 pro rata (£23,000 FTE)
location: Coram's Fields, Kings Cross/Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom
more jobs
Through simple yet powerful spatial manipulations, the hotel optimises its beneficial attributes while subverting its negative forces

Architects Chad Oppenheim and Arthur Casas have collaborated to create a dynamic hotel nestled between dilapidated 1950s apartment buildings on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach.

The Emiliano Rio has a distinctive façade of sculptural weatherproof panels which can be opened and closed from the bedroom balconies, resulting in a constantly shifting elevation.

“Through these simple yet powerful spatial manipulations, the hotel optimises its beneficial attributes while subverting its negative forces,” explained the architects in a design statement.

The property has 90 rooms across 11 floors, with amenities including a gym, spa, sauna, restaurant and private lounge that open up to separate courtyards filled with tropical vegetation. A pool and sky deck top the building, providing panoramic views of the beach and the Rio skyline.

Casas has designed the interiors, which are inspired by the work of the Brazilian artist and landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, designer of the Copacabana beach promenade.

Furniture from the late Sergio Rodrigues is integrated into the hotel, along with the work of contemporary designers such as Paola Lenti.

The work of Burle Marx previously inspired the design of the 436-bedroom Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro, which opened in 2016. Created by interior designers Yabu Pushelberg with assistance from Brazilian design firm Anastassiadis Arquitetos, it features 17 vertical gardens and mosaic floors which evoke the work of the famed designer.

One of his landscapes also surrounds the nearby Gran Melia Nacional, Oscar Niemeyer’s landmark hotel that was re-opened last year after a long period of abandonment. e

Chad Oppenheim and his firm, Oppenheim Architecture, are known for their dramatic designs, including a Jenga-like clifftop house for Hollywood filmmaker Michael Bay and the Wadi Rum Desert Resort in Jordan, which will be carved out of the natural stone.

He previously told CLADglobal that architects need to create a greater ‘wow factor’ in design, arguing that creating striking and memorable forms is as important as making buildings functional.

“We have a unique ability to balance the poetry and the proficiency of buildings, the fantasy as well as the functionality,” he said. “I love this idea of taking your dreams and translating them into a built reality.”

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Architects Chad Oppenheim and Arthur Casas have collaborated to create a dynamic hotel nestled between dilapidated 1950s apartment buildings on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach.
CLD,SAB,HHR,HOT,ARC,DES
THUMB24605_947611.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 43,480
22 Oct 2021
The pandemic has had an "unprecedented" impact on physical activity levels in England, with 1 million more adults becoming physically inactive in the 12 months ... More
22 Oct 2021
A puppet of a refugee girl has 'walked' across Europe on a 5,000km (3,100m) journey, with the help of eleven puppeteers and is now nearing ... More
21 Oct 2021
The first énergie Fitness club has opened in Spain as part of a push for global expansion. énergie Barcelona St Cugat will be operated by ... More
21 Oct 2021
Construction work on the Eden Project Qingdao visitor attraction in China has reached a major milestone. The main truss of the large, single biome of ... More
21 Oct 2021
Scotland's UNESCO World Heritage Sites are being brought together through the world’s first ever UNESCO digital trail. The trail connects the country’s 13 place-based UNESCO ... More
20 Oct 2021
A global innovation competition has been launched to find ways to encourage and support more older workers to return or remain in the workplace. The ... More
Les Mills
Les Mills
20 Oct 2021
Work has been completed on two new spectator stands at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, UK, adding 2,600 seats to the total capacity of "the ... More
19 Oct 2021
Xponential Fitness has acquired Body Fit Training in a deal worth US$44m. The deal takes the number of studios open – or contracted to open ... More
18 Oct 2021
Exercise has been highlighted as a crucial weapon in cancer patients’ battle against the disease. Research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Australia, has ... More
18 Oct 2021
The global health and fitness industry is returning to a busy programme of live trade shows and industry events, following an 18-month period in which ... More
15 Oct 2021
Matrix and Intelivideo have signed a strategic partnership, which will see Intelivideo's fitness content integrated into Matrix's premium commercial equipment. Intelivideo's on-demand and trainer-led programming ... More
15 Oct 2021
Nadine Dorries, the recently appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport at the DCMS, has promised that the government will place sport ... More
FreeMotion Fitness
FreeMotion Fitness
13 Oct 2021
Mindbody has announced it's buying ClassPass, the consumer wellness subscription service that enables people to use a range of gyms, studios and wellness facilities for ... More
13 Oct 2021
Construction work has begun on a £13m redevelopment project which will look to transform the V&A Museum of Childhood into the UK’s "premier national museum" ... More
13 Oct 2021
Tanni Grey-Thompson has outlined her vision on how the physical activity sector can play "the fullest role in improving the health of the nation". Speaking ... More
Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
1 - 15 of 43,480
FIBO Exhibition
FIBO Exhibition