Hotel Q

by | 24. Oct 2012

Feature | Hotels

Hotel Q by GRAFT. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

 

The new “design hotels” are unique experiences of architectural spaces and cosmopolitan hubs for the traveler. They can seduce you to experiment with old habits, and inspire new rituals.

Hotel Q by GRAFT. Main entrance. Photo: arcspace

Hotel Q. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

Graft laid out a hotel landscape that changes the classic spacial canon through the topographical folding of the program.

Hotels are homes in time where for a short while the visitor enters a world where he inhabits a new identity. They allow him a new story, and the anticipation of another future.
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Hotel Q. Drawing courtesy GRAFT Berlin

Hotel Q. Image courtesy GRAFT Berlin

The flow of this “landscape” creates generous connections where otherwise a typical dissection into singular spaces would prevail. The topographical treatment of the design problem maximizes program utilization and creates a continuous flow of form and space. The visitor will find a narrative that departs from conventional perceptual experiences and allows ambiguous readings of the space.

The tectonical logic of elemented construction distorts itself, blends into hybrid zones with double functional occupancies. The inclined area is simultaneously a separating wall but also usable furniture, the lifted floor is circulation surface or a space, emerged from underneath the skin of the house.
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Hotel Q. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

Hotel Q. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

Hotel Q. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

Hotel Q. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

Hotel Q. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

Hotel Q. Room. Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

The inhabitant becomes a participant in this landscape, changing his interaction with architecture and furniture, walking up the walls in order to sit on top of the crowd, or sinking into tubs, like hot springs, in the middle of the room.

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Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

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Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

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Photo: Hiepler Brunier architekturfotografie

The super cool spa, with sauna and steam room, also features massage and treatment rooms as well as a sandy beach.

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Drawing courtesy GRAFT Berlin. Site Plan Hotel Q

Hotel Q is located on Knesebeckstrasse, around the corner from the buzzing Kurf├╝rstendamm. The Hotel opened in April 2004.

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Sketch courtesy GRAFT Berlin. Sketch Hotel Q

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Sketch courtesy GRAFT Berlin. Sketch Hotel Q

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Sketch courtesy GRAFT Berlin. Sketch Hotel Q

 

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