Friday, October 1, 2010

Poor Design in New Vegas Hotel Literally 'Burns' Guests...

When it comes to Las Vegas its hard not to notice the bright lights and beautiful design of the architecture... The design of the new Las Vegas hotel Vdara is not only beautiful, but dangerous as well.
Dubbed the 'Death Ray', the curved glass facade of the hotel tower reflects and and focuses the hot desert sunlight onto the hotel's swimming pool area. OUCH... reminds me of burning ants with a magnifying glass.
The hotel's designers reportedly anticipated that ill-situated humans might experience some discomfort courtesy of the building's blinding glare, so they placed a film over the glass panes of its many windows. Obviously that didn't quite do the trick. So for now the hotel is placing larger umbrellas in the pool area while designers try to come up with another remedy.
This is a classic example of 'Form' NOT following 'Function'... a basic fundamental design rule (apparently) not followed. Oh well, hopefully what is 'Designed' in Vegas Stays in Vegas.


via yahoonews

1 comment:

Muhammad Amir said...

Obviously that didn't quite do the hotel in vegas trick. So for now the hotel is placing larger umbrellas in the pool area while designers try to come up with another remedy.

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