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Hotel Q
GRAFT

February 22, 2010 /

Berlin, Germany

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Hotel Q by GRAFT. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie



The new "design hotels" are unique experiences of architectural spaces and cosmopolitan hubs for the traveler. They can seduce you to experiment with old habits, and inspire new rituals.

Graft laid out a hotel landscape that changes the classic spacial canon through the topographical folding of the program.

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Hotel Q by GRAFT. Main entrance. Photo: arcspace
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Hotel Q. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

Hotels are homes in time where for a short while the visitor enters a world where he inhabits a new identity. They allow him a new story, and the anticipation of another future.GRAFT

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Hotel Q. Drawing courtesy GRAFT Berlin
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Hotel Q. Image courtesy GRAFT Berlin

The flow of this "landscape" creates generous connections where otherwise a typical dissection into singular spaces would prevail. The topographical treatment of the design problem maximizes program utilization and creates a continuous flow of form and space. The visitor will find a narrative that departs from conventional perceptual experiences and allows ambiguous readings of the space.

The tectonical logic of elemented construction distorts itself, blends into hybrid zones with double functional occupancies. The inclined area is simultaneously a separating wall but also usable furniture, the lifted floor is circulation surface or a space, emerged from underneath the skin of the house.GRAFT

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Hotel Q. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie
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Hotel Q. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie
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Hotel Q. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

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Hotel Q. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie
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Hotel Q. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

The inhabitant becomes a participant in this landscape, changing his interaction with architecture and furniture, walking up the walls in order to sit on top of the crowd, or sinking into tubs, like hot springs, in the middle of the room.

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Hotel Q. Room. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

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Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie
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Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie
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Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

The super cool spa, with sauna and steam room, also features massage and treatment rooms as well as a sandy beach.

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Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie
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Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie
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Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

Hotel Q is located on Knesebeckstrasse, around the corner from the buzzing Kurfürstendamm. The Hotel opened in April 2004.

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Drawing courtesy GRAFT Berlin. Site Plan Hotel Q

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Sketch courtesy GRAFT Berlin. Sketch Hotel Q
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Sketch courtesy GRAFT Berlin. Sketch Hotel Q
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Sketch courtesy GRAFT Berlin. Sketch Hotel Q

Facts about Hotel Q

Total area:

2,300 m2

Architects:
GRAFT
Lars Krückeberg
Wolfram Putz
Thomas Willemeit
Project manager: Wolfgang Grenz
Project Team:
Johannes Jakubeit
Michael Rapp
Sascha Ganske
Stephanie Bünau
Leo Kocan
Lennart Wiechell
Sven Fuchs
Nikolas Krause
Helge Lezius
Contractor: Wanzl & Co Bauträgergesellschaft KG

Photographed by:
Hiepler Brunier

Last updated: December 19, 2013

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