Dream and Maze are creative guesthouses located by the Li River in Pingle County, Guilin, China recently competed by Studio 10.
Both projects look like renders but are actually real. Inspired by the works of M.C. Escher, the architect meant to create a mysterious, infinite and impossible space with the seamless transformation amongst 2D and 3D as well as Optical Illusion elements.
Forest Green and the white colour palette of Maze and the Pale pink and white colour pallet of Dream render the interior space serene and surreally fresh, far from the chaos of mundane daily life. All components from the reality world such as lighting fixtures and electronic appliances have been hidden behind a series of black-painted doors, maintaining the pristine, chimerical nature of the space.
Anti-gravitational stairs lead to golden doors, behind which there could be a trail leading to a secret forest – or some other unexpected findings that surprises you.