Design showcase: top five indoor forests
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
Imagery © Kimi Cai
Imagery © Tim Winter
1 Hotel Haitang Bay
Rosewood Villa Magna
Renaissance Milwaukee West
Wauwatosa, United States of America
by Simeone Deary Design Group
Imagery © Nathan Kirkman
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Imagery courtesy of The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts. The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts is relocating 19th century traditional kominka Japanese houses for a new luxury resort in Hokkaido. The Pavilions Niseko Resort will launch in Q4 2024, and the build includes...
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