Hotel Archive

Baronette Renaissance Hotel Lobby by d-ash design

David Ashen of d-ash design has completed the interior design of the lobby for the new Baronette Renaissance Hotel in the Detroit suburb of Novi, Michigan.

The Baronette Renaissance Hotel lounge designed by d-ash design is the leading representation of the Renaissance brand’s new lifestyle directive. Taking on the feel of a modern day lake retreat, Ashen’s transformation of the public spaces of the hotel into the new Renaissance Lounge is inspired by American 20th century modernism.  The hearth – an exceptional glass sculpture cast out of 30’ high glass – is the focal area of the grand lobby. Different areas for gathering radiate from the structure and create a number of opportunities for small groups or for individuals to work and reflect. Stone was reinterpreted as glass, creating a cascading and reflective wall. All materials are expressed true to their nature – steel, glass, wood working harmoniously together with the aim of redefining modernists’ traditions.

Windows line either side of the lounge while the art, curated by Paige Powell, add dynamism to the space by featuring the strong creative energy that has emerged from the Detroit area during this not so bright time in this region’s history. The artists chosen demonstrate that sometimes the most interesting artistic expressions emerges from the most difficult of times.

Mirrorcube by Tham & Videgard Architects

If you’re in Sweden, check out the Mirror Cube, part of the Tree Hotel in Harads. The structure consists of light-weight aluminium and mirrored glass hung around a tree trunk. (I know what you’re thinking: “Won’t birds crash into the nearly invisible building??”) Fortunately, steps were taken to prevent wildlife from crashing into the treehouse by applying transparent ultraviolet colour visible for birds only, into the glass panes. See more@ TVARK

Superbude Hotel in Hamburg by Dreimeta

Armin Fischer of the Augsburg, Germany-based studio Dreimeta, designed the Superbude Hotel in Hamburg, Germany.

Description from the Superbude Hotel in Hamburg:

At Superbude – a totally new hotel concept – you’re staying with friends and living in a hotel. Anybody who checks in here is visitor and visited, guest and host, admirer and admired, all in one. The design idea dreamed up by 3Meta is to work with materials and objects which are totally different in purpose and thereby create a weird and wonderful new purpose. Sofas have been covered with used jeans, kitchen sinks made out of seamen’s chests, and old water pipes have been screwed together to create shelves and tables. In consideration of Hamburg as a harbour town, some of the furniture has been made out of pallets and thick ropes. Nordic by nature! This “re-design” represents an answer to the trend of sustainable working methods. The six floors of a former printing house were redesigned to create a long-term home. 74 stylish double and multi-bed rooms invite you to stay a while and relax. One huge community living in shared accommodation with a licence to party all night long – but without the annoying neighbours and no cleaning rota.

There’s nothing left to be seen of the building’s former use because there’s nothing pressing about the Superbude. The design is “laid back” and the motto is “easy going”: the rooms are refreshing, modern, straightforward and honest – good friends can’t fool each other.

But they do everything together. That’s why the highlights at Superbude are to be found in the communal rooms. In the private cinema for example! Who’s going to get the next round of snacks and sweets in at the bottle bar? The victim is quickly established by means of the Wii in the sports room. To watch the evening film, we just lounge about on EuroPallets and Astra beer crates which have been upholstered and transformed into cool furniture. There are loads of such design ideas for your own Superbude at home – free of charge, of course – and for that alone, the visit has been worthwhile.

The 9 Hours Capsule Hotel, Kyoto, Japan

The 9 Hours is the brand new capsule hotel unveiled by Tokyo-based Cubic Corp. Designed in a collaboration with designer Fumie Shibata of Design Studio S, it looks nothing like its predecessors and represents a revolution in the capsule concept.
The Nine Hours Capsule Hotel, Kyoto, Japan, by Fumie Shibata

Pantone Hotel by Michael Penneman & Olivier Hannaert

Discovery of Pantone Hotel, located in downtown Brussels. Designed by the designer Michael Penneman and architect Olivier Hannaert, the hotel is reminiscent of the 7 Pantone color palettes. A stylish hotel with 59 rooms to choose from depending on his mood.

“The PANTONE HOTELTM invites you to experience the city of Brussels through a lens of color and a spectrum of comforts. From the moment you arrive, our “hotel of colors” will awaken your senses to an array of delights and playful surprises.

Impeccably designed by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, The PANTONE HOTELTM, Brussels showcases the color of emotion with a distinctive hue on each colorous guest floor. From vivid to subdued, for business or leisure, our unique boutique hotel perfectly suits your savvy palette and colorful imagination.

From a design perspective, The PANTONE HOTELTM, Brussels is built on an exceptional use of contrast; a white canvas provides clean space for saturated colors to pop. Guest rooms feature unique photography by esteemed Belgian photographer Victor Levy.”