The Terminator Hotel #architecture #innovation


As if taken from the movie Terminator, this is the world’s first “free-form exoskeleton” tower.

“…a cybernetic organism. Living tissue over a metal endoskeleton.”

The Morpheus hotel in Macau, China is a high-end luxury hotel for the region’s casino resort.

The structure has been designed to support the building as part of its exterior skin of aluminium and glass leaving an open organic interior.

The design is intriguing as it makes no reference to traditional architectural typologies…

Macau’s buildings have previously referenced architecture styles from around the world. Morpheus has evolved from its unique environment and site conditions as a new architecture expressly of this city.

Viviana Muscettola, ZHA


Zaha Hadid Architects