CLADmag issue1 2018

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Arthur Casas has designed the interiors of the Emiliano Rio


Architects have the ability to balance the poetry and the proficiency of buildings, the fantasy as well as the functionality Chad Oppenheim

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


rchitects Chad Oppenheim and Arthur Casas have col-

building, providing panoramic views of the beach


The property has 90 rooms across

designers such as Paola Lenti. The work of Burle Marx previously inspired the design of the 436-bed-

laborated to create a dynamic

11 floors, with amenities including a

hotel nestled between dilap-

gym, spa, sauna, restaurant and pri-

room Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro,

idated 1950s apartment buildings on

vate lounge that open up to separate

which opened in 2016. Created by

Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach.

courtyards filled with tropical vege-

interior designers Yabu Pushelberg

tation. A pool and sky deck top the

with assistance from Brazilian

distinctive façade of sculptural

building, providing panoramic views

design firm Anastassiadis Arquitetos,

weatherproof panels which can

of the beach and the Rio skyline.

The Emiliano Rio has a

A pool and sky deck top the

architects in a design statement.

be opened and closed from the

Casas has designed the interiors,

it features 17 vertical gardens and mosaic floors which evoke the work of the famed designer.

bedroom balconies, resulting in

which are inspired by the work of the

a constantly shifting elevation.

Brazilian artist and landscape archi-

“Through these simple yet

tect Roberto Burle Marx, designer of

surrounds the nearby Gran Melia

the Copacabana beach promenade.

Nacional, Oscar Niemeyer’s

powerful spatial manipulations, the hotel optimises its beneficial

Furniture from the late Sergio

One of his landscapes also

landmark hotel that was

attributes while subverting its

Rodrigues is integrated into the hotel,

re-opened last year after a long

negative forces,” explained the

along with the work of contemporary

period of abandonment.