Guilin, China – Architecture firm Studio 10 has redesigned two of the hotel’s guestrooms in the surrealist style of M.C. Escher.
Complete with pastel colours and stairs leading nowhere, The Other Place is a ‘mysterious, infinite and impossible space’ that explicitly references the Dutch artist’s drawings and prints. To maintain the hotel’s minimalist aesthetic and ensure that guests are completely immersed in the visual illusion, fixtures such as mini fridges and power outlets have been hidden behind small doors.
The purpose of the redesign is to encourage visitors to escape the hustle of the city. The area surrounding the city of Guilin, known as Pingle, is a scenic nature reserve where guests can engage in activities such as hiking and fishing.
Studio 10’s interiors have been optimised for Instagram, a strategy that many retailers have considered when designing their physical stores, and is now being translated for the hospitality industry. With its playful, child-like approach, The Other Place is embracing the Wireframe Architecture aesthetic.