Beta structure: Hotel built around national monument

10 : 03 : 2011 Micro Architecture : Symbiotic Architecture : Small Scale

Singapore – Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi has created a temporary luxury hotel around Singapore’s national monument, the Merlion, as part of the country’s Biennale 2011.

Merlion hotel, Singapore Merlion hotel, Singapore
Merlion hotel, Singapore Merlion hotel, Singapore
Merlion hotel, Singapore Merlion hotel, Singapore
Merlion hotel, Singapore Merlion hotel, Singapore

The hotel, which is a red box-like structure, will be open in the day for the public to view and in the evening for overnight stays. It is furnished with a double bed and bathroom and has a dedicated butler. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. The Merlion remains visible to passers-by who can see the lion statue through a large window.

For more examples of how architects are merging interior and exterior spaces read our Betatecture Micro Trend.

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