Design showcase: Top five designs with metals

by | 24 Nov 2021 | Design, Design Showcase

We reflect on how metals add character to the interiors of properties like The Londoner, Conrad Washington DC and Ace Hotel Kyoto in another TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive.

3,200 years ago, metals revolutionised human history. This was known as the Iron Age. 130 years ago, they revolutionised architecture.

Metallic surfaces that really shine

Ever heard of the Eiffel Tower? Today’s buildings can be noticeably lighter and taller than ever before, and some are even designed to be transported across the ocean like Lego, ready to be reassembled on the other side.

Metals and their uses are inevitably linked to certain eras and technological breakthroughs.

Architecture and design aesthetics that include metals nostalgically remind us of past styles or exciting faraway futures. They can be curvy, intriguing and sensual as well as sharp, tough and severe.

From bronze industrial-like pipes and elegant panels, and futuristic bedroom walls that reflect the sky, to curvy modern structures, these designs will definitely immerse visitors in unique aesthetics.

Ace Hotel Kyoto

Kyoto
by Kengo Kuma & Associates and Commune Design
Supplied by Hansgrohe and Duravit

 

Conrad Hangzhou

Hangzhou
by UNStudio and AB Concept – Hong Kong

Imagery: © Owen Raggett

 

W Shanghai – The Bund

Shanghai
by SOM – Shanghai and GA – London
Supplied by Andy Mannhart, TUUCI and Duravit

Imagery: © Ralf Tooten

 

Conrad Washington DC

Washington DC
by Herzog & de Meuron and Rottet Studio

 

The Londoner

London
by Woods Bagot and Yabu Pushelberg

Imagery: © Henry Bourne

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