All articles by Gary Peters

Gary Peters

Restoring Elegance: the renewal challenge

Listed building restorations remain a unique challenge that at times requires an immensely sensitive touch. Frances Marcellin speaks with conservation architect Sarah Khan, a partner at Roger Mears Architects, and architect Jonathan Clark of Jonathan Clark Architects to discover some of the pitfalls, challenges and best practices of building renewals.

Cairo’s Science City: A vision of the quest for knowledge

Regal Hotels International’s new property Regal iClub Hotel is set to be the first carbon-neutral hotel in Hong Kong. The company also plans to offer climate-caring services within its hotel portfolio, according to plans outlined in a statement. The hotel said it has calculate

Inside eporta: the AirBnB of interior design

The palace wing of Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in Mumbai, India, will reopen in July this year following the completion of renovation works. The 287-room flagship hotel was severely damaged in the November 2008 terror attacks. Indian Hotels, the owner of the Taj Mahal, has

Rising above: Pininfarina’s award-wining Istanbul airport tower design

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has signed an agreement with Immobiliare Real Estate Development to develop the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Panama. The 167-room Hyatt Place Panama City, which is expected to open in 2012, is the first of the three hotels planned by the joint venture.

Co-living: the future of urban housing

Increased tourism in Sri Lanka, due to the end of the 37-year civil war, has forced Sri Lankan hotels to reveal their expansion plans. The total number of hotel rooms will grow from 15,000 to 22,000 within the next two years, according to Sri Lanka’s tourist board. John Keells

Designing the sustainable cities of the future

Hawaii’s hotel market may be recovering after occupancy increased during four of the last five months, according to a new report by Hospitality Advisors. Hotel occupancy stood at 66.5% in January this year, compared with 63.1% in the same period last year, according to the Assoc

Clean India: transforming 100 public spaces

Amari India has unveiled expansion plans that includes opening seven new properties with a total of 1,050 rooms in India by 2015. The properties will be in the limited service and mid-upper scale hotel segments, in metros and tier-II cities. Amari India was created through

Healthy housing: the importance of design to improve air quality

Half a century after Rosita Missoni co-founded the eponymous fashion house with her husband Tai, the family has channelled its aesthetic style and Italian feel for homemaking into the Hotel Missoni collaboration with Rezidor. Christopher Kanal speaks to the woman behind some of the world’s most famous fabrics.

Nature meets skyscraper in Los Angeles

Mad Architect’s concept skyscraper, designed for an exhibition in Los Angeles about future living in the city, has attracted considerable interest for its green design. Frances Marcellin looks at how it improves upon the conventional city block.

Embedded energy generation: designing the buildings of the future

The Tiger Woods Dubai hotel management today announced the project’s masterplan is finalised and its design and construction are progressing on schedule. Due to be complete late 2009, the Tiger Woods Dubai will be an exclusive lifestyle community with the spectacular Al Ruwaya golf cour