Hotels are usually characterized by linear bands of repetitive units with anonymous, undifferentiated corridors that often contradict the hotels’ ambition to treat each guest as an individual. In my opinion a hotel needs to present an experience the guest doesn’t find at home. Hotel Puerta America in Madrid gave free range to Plasma Studio and list of international designers including Foster and Partners, Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Jean Nouvel, Arata Isozaki, Ron Arad, John Pawson each commissioning their own floor over 13 levels and 130 rooms. For the design of level 4 by Plasma Studio they used this repetitive rhythm of partition walls and entrance doors as a sectional framework from which the corridor skin was devised. Each section of the corridor has its own unique character. Its colour is continued into the adjacent rooms so that guests develop an intuitive sense of their place within the floor. The rooms have been designed as a zone that links the stainless steel tunnel with the exterior behind the plate glass window. The room’s entrance foyer is shaped as a funnel delivering the hotel guest to a simple airy and light filled room that is minimalistic and tranquil.
Story by Richard Misso. To see more by Plasma Studio