hotel room design - 4****
international architectural contest
- Aris Kafandaris
- Dimitris Sagonas
What is an urban hotel room? It is mainly a typology, specifying not only patterns of life within its enclosure but also patterns of exchange throughout the urban context. Instead of seeing the room as a box, we chose to re-associate it to the city and re-map their interaction. By breaking apart the standard “deep-plan” typology and re-assembling in into interlocking “Γ” rooms, we achieve a clean main space uninterrupted by access, a wet-core that does not require dark corridors and most importantly: gradation of privacy. The two triangular spaces (“katofli” and “veranta provide continuous transition from public to private and into semi-public again, as the room spills out into the city. The rooms themselves are green spaces, envisioned as gardens, stealthily injected into the fabric of the re-patterned city.