Creating an interesting, playful and comfortable ambiance, Steven Wu and Wang Pe-Jen have recently transformed a thirty-five year old hotel in Taichung City, Taiwan, into the new RedDot Hotel. Red Dot Hotel is designed to be like a home with a sense of humor and humanity.
Welcoming signs in LED revive a nostalgic melody as if the clock was set back 40 years. At first sign in lobby, Fireproof Brick were used to the wall, Reduction Firing Brick to the ground, and figured glasses on arched windows.
Interesting elements include a stainless tube slide spiraling down from the second to the first floor that immediately catch one’s eye. Each time passengers sit on the slide and go down, they laugh out loud and enjoy in it. “We image that when stainless steel sheets of slide reflect colorful neon light, it just becomes a time tunnel which brings our memories back;” explain designers. “So, Steven Wu, the designer of slide, truly believes the slide is not simply for fun but rather it is a symbolic object reversing time and space.”
Taking familiar materials but using them in innovative ways brings a sense of the fresh to the hotel. On the basement floor, there is a dining hall paved with classic terrazzo floor. The furnishings used of made up of old elements preserved from old hotel. Components taken from visible in many furnishing elements.
In guest room, architects consider about that if it is comfortable and cozy as in home to every guest. Wooden floor, serpentine and Hakka fabric was generally applied in interior design. These ingredients makes the guestroom more peaceful and reliable just like home. Using color and furnishing layouts was a useful way to levitate the pressure of tight space.
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