The Client allowed us full autonomy, the brief – to design a floor of a hotel comprising 30 rooms and all common parts. The objective, to ensure a dynamic and customized project.
We took the opportunity to create a new domestic language of architecture, driven by new developments in digital design and enhanced manufacturing capabilities. This new dialogue emphasises the complex and continuous nature of the design and the merging of disparate forms and texture. In the rooms floor, wall and furniture are all one continuous surface or skin, making them pieces of art. Every single element – the walls, bedroom door with its LED signs, sliding door to the bathroom, bathtub and vanity unit, bed, shelves, chair and a cantilevered bench by the window which doubles up as a table – is rounded in a single curved sweep.
Program: Interior for one floor of the hotel (28 standard rooms, 2 suites and common area)
Client: Grupo Urvasco
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: 2003 – 2005
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Project Architect: Woody Yao
Project Design: Thomas Vietzke, Yael Brosilovski, Patrik Schumacher
Design Team: Ken Bostock, Mirco Becker
Size: 1,200 square meters