Design showcase: Top five atriums
We explore five hotels around the world that cleverly use atriums to create a welcome sense of spaciousness for travellers in our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive.
The atrium, historically known as a key feature in ancient Roman houses, originally provided ventilation and light.
Winning the space race
With the passage of time, atriums have increasingly been used not only for these reasons, but also for providing a sense of spaciousness. Something that’s very attractive about them is that they protect visitors from the natural elements, while maintaining a link with the surrounding environment.
This week, we’ve selected five projects with a variety of styles that use atriums in highly delicate, sophisticated and creative ways.
It’s surprising to see how much these can vary in atmosphere and vibe; from an exposed brick-walled shared area with interiors inspired by the concept of weaving, and a polished restoration of unique architecture, to a modern curvy atrium.
Imagery: © Ralf Tootel
Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District
by DLR Group
Imagery: © Jim Kruger
Hilton Paris Opera
Imagery: © Fabrice Rambert
Dorsett Shepherds Bush
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