Description: Located in central london’s fitzrovia, lodging preserves the finest aspects of the historic building — formerly the berners hotel — yet reinvents the spaces within to create a dynamic fusion of old and new, past and present. combining the traditional character of the landmark with a simple, sophisticated design sensibility creates a seamless blend of charisma and ease, resulting in a feeling that cannot be pigeonholed into a specific time period or style. the hotel offers a social hub where guests and visitors can work, relax, socialize and dine all under one roof; behind the refined georgian exterior and majestic public spaces, there are two bars, a restaurant, meeting rooms, a 24-hour fitness facility and 173 secluded, intimate and luxurious wood panelled rooms and a buzzing lobby.
Themed around an “Edenic Experiment” – a man-made environment of nature in an imaginary world – Katayama has boldly lashed together expensive materials, cutting-edge lighting and decadent furnishings in a kind of Marcel Wanders’ dreamworld meets Star Trek style; the outlandishly imaginative space breaking countless conventions and rousing senses by the bucketload.
The Mondrian Hotel, part of the Morgans Hotel Group, originally hails from New York. At Sea Containers the hotel chain sought to brings a bold new energy to London, blending the style and sophistication of the boutique brand with Southbank’s eclectic vibe.
The bridge opens and closes with an action similar to that of a traditional Japanese hand fan. This creates a kinetic sculpture whose silhouette is both legible and extraordinary and which is well suited to the position next to the canal.
A skin of brick is all it takes to keep a secret and two worlds exist happily side by side with a public face that cheerfully greets the street while giving nothing away about the world behind. Inside, the house adjusts to the needs and moods of its residents – a cosy retreat in winter or an airy pavilion in summer – all secret from the outside world. Rather than blending in or blanding out of its heritage-ous neighbourhood, Hello House is a slightly loud but friendly new face in the street.
The restaurant pays tribute to surrounding street life.The life on sidewalk, where many daily activities of Hanoi people, especially cuisine happen from daytime to nighttime, inspired the designers to create a space that recalls ancient trees – a familiar image in streets of this thousand-year-old city.
The proposal does not divide structure and covering, ceiling and wall, but rather blurs the boundary between inside and outside, utilizing the view on the landscape. It creates special experiences for the users and brings people closer to nature by a space which contains the essence of Hanoi cuisine culture on sidewalk.
The restaurant is a solution to the dialogue between contemporary architecture and the context full of historical and cultural values, while still contributes to reshape the urban and architectural picture in Hanoi central area – where every square meter costs billions of đồng.