Dream Downtown Hotel by Handel Architects

American firm Handel Architects have completed a New York hotel with porthole windows that give it an uncanny resemblance to children’s game Connect Four.

Comprising one seven-storey block adjoined to another that is twelve storeys high, the Dream Downtown Hotel occupies a renovated former annex of the National Maritime Union of America.

Overlapping layers of perforated metal clad the smaller of the two blocks, where the circular openings create juliet balconies for the guest rooms behind. Porthole windows also feature on the taller block, which has a slanted exterior of stainless steel tiles.

The architects split the building into two during the renovation, when they removed the middle sections from four floors to create a screened pool terrace at the centre. The hotel building also contains two restaurants, a gym, an event space and shops.

Read more: Handel Architects

Story from: Dezeen

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