cations refer to the photos above.
map shows some possible "itineraries" through variable
commercial zones, creating what nARCHITECTS calls, "the
art house/hotel as a responsive matrix of services:"
lobby floors alternate in a vertical sequence to produce a sectional
multiplication of a hotel, dispersing arrival, check-in, and
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cohesive block master plan, the building makes connections to
several layers of the surrounding site: the plaza, the bus-stop,
and the elevated metro.
of hotel and performance space accommodates a spectrum of adaptability:
spectator/performance relationships can blur in the spaces.
Lobby 1 is conceived by the architects as an extension of the
public plaza, an open foyer with urban amenities from subway
passes to staged performances.
Room 1 and
Lobby 2 Plans. Separating the lobbies are tightly packed structural
room floors which accommodate both the buildings infrastructure
and a matrix of rentable rooms, creating varying adjacencies
between users and guests.
and Lobby 4 Plans.