A place for holidaymakers in need of relaxation, an accommodation for jetlag-ridden business travellers that is more transient and functional: Hotels provide a broad canvas on to which aspirations and needs that range from escapism to business are projected. The success of a hotel concept is largely determined by how intelligently and smoothly the transition between the exotic and the habitual is handled and transformed into an exciting dialogue that doesn’t overwhelm the guest and transcends short-lived trends.
To achieve this objective, a clear and legible architectural language that expresses a credible relationship to its surroundings and knows how to carry that through to the interiors is required. The projects in this current issue of DETAIL inside are located at precisely this interface. Hotel Tuve in Hong Kong offers an exclusive antithesis to the noisy outside world with a sensual oasis of crafted ambiences and exquisite materials.
Basel’s Hotel Nomad achieves a balanced interplay between tradition and modernity in a converted 1950s apartment building. The digital age makes an informal entrance at Hotel Schani in Vienna: Customized furniture, materials combined in surprising ways and typical local architectural features generate a pleasant atmosphere that places the guest at centre stage.