Tin Hau, Hong Kong, China
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For this boutique hotel project, the client would like to differentiate by rarity. Rather than creating a luxurious hotel, we endorse "refinement" as our understanding of rarity, another way of beauty which goes beyond the surface.
The combination of material textures shapes the character of our design. We choose to use relatively common materials such as concrete, galvanized mild steel, brass, oak and wired glass. The challenge is to enhance the materials' natural beauty and unleash design possibilities. We do so by exploring textures with surface treatment techniques and by use of lighting. Light is the medium that allows materials to express their special qualities: to reveal textures, to shine, to cast shadows. Together with our complete set of custom-designed exposed details, we intend to convey the hotel's attentiveness and refinement.
The entire design can be described as a journey of unfoldment in both physical and psychological senses. Each entry into a space is a moment of surprise, an emergence of emotions. For this journey of hotel exploration, we have created a sequence of spatial surprises, all prepare the patrons for the room, the destination. In the void of the room stands a box, which, when unfolded, turns out to be a desk and cabinet housing different accessories. Spaces and details are unfolded layer by layer, each ingraining the hotel's distinctive aura and hidden beauty, to invoke a sense of discovery, making the sojourn an experience of serendipities.
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