Michaelis Boyd designs Williamsburg Hotel in New York
Architect: Michaelis Boyd Architects
Location: New York (US)
Every guest room has floor-to-ceiling glazing with a view of Manhattan and East River, and each one has an individual design; the walls, for example, come in a variety of looks ranging from whitewashed wainscoting to dark-hued plaster. A particular highlight concerns the roof terrace, which in addition to views of the New York skyline also features a water tower bar, clad externally with artificially charred wooden boards and internally with steel panels.
High-quality materials such as brass and leather paired with wood and steel (and works by a number of New York artists) are characteristic of the currently very popular Industrial Chic style, in which raw textures and materials accentuate a luxury cachet.