This old townhouse with outbuildings is being converted into a city hotel. We are striving for simplicity, openness, and light. more info less info
Architecturally, the existing components are being kept intact. The building can be divided into three parts: the original house, the middle section, and the last section.
The original house is characterized by an intimate atmosphere with space for relaxation. The communal areas on the ground floor include a high-traffic area with the welcome area, stairs to the upper levels, and bar on the right, and the quieter areas, the living room and library, on the left. The top floor features a number of bedrooms and a loft. The middle volume has been opened up and divided in two. On one side, you will find the outdoor space that brings daylight into the library, the hall, the kitchen and the dining room, and on the other side is the covered pavilion with a bright and airy lounge.
This section also transitions to the patio on the upper level, which borders the sleeping quarters and quiet spaces. The project uses the sensitivity of the monasteries, with the Bosche School as inspiration. Typical of this are the embossed outer walls of cement porridge (kalei) and the deeply placed windows that emphasize the wall thickness.
In the interior the same sobriety and rigor is applied, but comfort is also sought. The choice of materials, such as wide, bleached oak plank floorboards, rough woven textiles, the smooth surface of natural stone, and the limited number of colors, give a primordial and elementary appearance. In combination with the carefully selected objects, it creates a subtle contemporary tension.
This hotel is more than a place to sleep. It is a space with a serene, sensory atmosphere, where body and mind can function optimally. The sobriety of the design, in combination with the sensual language, forms the essence and success of the architecture.
3D renders by Studio Inma Toledano.