Zaha Hadid Architects add the Morpheus Hotel to the skyline in Macau, China. Inspired by the country's ancient tradition of jade carving, the 772 guest rooms are housed within a sculpted exoskeleton. Its interior continues the futuristic aesthetic with fluid walls and glass elevators to transport guests throughout the space. Glazed panels fill the geometric frame offering panoramic views of the surroundings from both the suites and the five chef-run restaurants. But the best views can be found while lounging 40-stories up at the rooftop swimming pool. Also on the property are six duplex villas with butler service, kitchens, and massage rooms, a wellness center, and a fine collection of modern art.
Photos: Virgile Simon Bertrand and Ivan Dupont / Zaha Hadid Architects