A pile of modest, traditional houses stretching into the sky

The new Inntel Hotel, slated for construction in the Dutch town of Zaandam, is your basic traditional rectangular block, wrapped in facades from the different types of houses that are typical to the region. It gives new meaning to the phrase "a magnificent pile." I like it.

Hotel Inntel Zaandam (Thanks, Fipi Lele!


  1. The concept sounds terrible but the execution is awesome.

    Reading the description, I pictured something looking way more flat, but they did a great job in making the separate facades really stand out.

  2. I like it when a building makes me laugh. But I mean the laugh that comes from “huh, I wouldn’t have thought of that, but it’s neat, smart, creative, brilliant, etc.” This building makes me laugh, as in what the hell? How did the architects ever convince the king that his new clothes looked so amazing?

  3. Please God kill me now.

    Definite proof that postmodernism has jumped the shark wearing an ironic Fonzie inspired tee.

    One more reason not to visit Zaandam. (Even though I live too close for comfort)

  4. This baby skyscraper in Zandaam, attempting protective camouflage, has decked its shell with fascia from those buildings it has destroyed in order to put down roots. As it matures it will shed this artificial skin and extend to its full height ready for mating.

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