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.
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
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
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.
Facts about Hotel Q
Project manager: Wolfgang Grenz
Contractor: Wanzl & Co Bauträgergesellschaft KG
Last updated: December 19, 2013
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA