Design showcase: top five indoor forests

by | 08 Jun 2022 | Design

Our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN collaboration highlights five inspiring hotel interiors encompassing indoor woodland.

Properties taking us across Asia, Europe and the United States bring outdoor inspiration into their urban interior environment.

The relationship between us and our environment

“The separation between the man and its surroundings is not a total separation, however, but an ambiguous form of relationship, where what is looked at is reconstructed from memories, requests, own and other people’s nostalgia, which sometimes refer to very long periods of human sensibility, other ephemeral fashions.” – Graciela Silvestri

The primitive hut is an architectural concept that explores the origins of architecture and its practice. It is rooted in the idea that the relationship between man and nature is the essence of the way we design our contemporary shelter.

That relationship has shifted through different eras, transforming the way our habitats are designed. Post-modern architecture allows nature to permeate our intimate spaces extensively, creating a new landscape and hybrid space. We want to bring nature inside, instead of being exclusively sheltered from it.

Today we have selected five projects that brought interiors to life by incorporating a new type of forest inside, developing a unique physical sensation between guests and the foliage.

Check out the links below and explore the projects in TOPHOTELDESIGN.

Intercontinental Chongqing Raffles City

Chongqing, China
by IN-dulge Design Studio & Safdie Architects – Shanghai
Supplied by KOHLER

Imagery © Kimi Cai


Principal Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom
by Michaelis Boyd
Supplied by KALDEWEI

Imagery © Tim Winter


1 Hotel Haitang Bay

Sanya, China
by Farm


Rosewood Villa Magna

Madrid, Spain
by BAR Studio
Supplied by TUUCI & TECE


Renaissance Milwaukee West

Wauwatosa, United States of America
by Simeone Deary Design Group

Imagery © Nathan Kirkman

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