new images inside the patricia urquiola-designed il sereno hotel on lake como
 
new images inside the patricia urquiola-designed il sereno hotel on lake como new images inside the patricia urquiola-designed il sereno hotel on lake como
oct 20, 2016

new images inside the patricia urquiola-designed il sereno hotel on lake como

 

perched on the banks of lake como, italy, new images of the patricia urquiola-designed ‘il sereno hotel’ shows the luxury destination in more detail featuring a clean, simplistic design that embraces the idyllic surrounding environment.

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read our previous article on the space here
all images © patricia parinejad

 

 

 

unlike the many hotels scattered around the famous lake, the patricia urquiola‘s design of il serenno moves away from the faux renaissance and neoclassical style associated with the region. the architecture is complemented with a landscape greenery with two vertical gardens and specially created artworks. inside the 30 spacious suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, all with large private terraces facing onto the waterfront.

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views of the lake and scenic mountain ranges greet guests in airy lounge areas

 

 

 

at the heart of the hotel, an original stairwell serves as one of many focal points around the property. constructed with natural materials including walnut wood, the large steps are encased in bronze and effortlessly ‘float’ as the lobby’s centerpiece. urquiola’s style and furniture collaborations is recognized throughout, resulting in a contemporary interior to foster a relaxed, peaceful sanctuary for guests.

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a bespoke staircase by the design sits at the core of the hotel

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glimpses of the surrounding nature can be seen throughout

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the all-suite hotel has 30 spacious rooms, ranging from 65 square meters to the penthous at 200+ square meters

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each suite will have their own furnished terrace

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the natural beauty of the famous lake reflected the clean and simplistic design

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the contemporary interior is stark contrast to the classical designs that are commonly associated with the location

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lush gardens have been designed by acclaimed botanist patrick blanc

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the development includes a private beach and an infinity pool

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suites at ‘il sereno’ start from €800 per night.

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the building is largely made from natural materials: wood, stone, and fabric creating a warm yet current aesthetic

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  • This won’t hopefully be a trendsetter and seems to be an unfortunate exception. Lake Como’s own heritage architecture, along with its landscape, is what makes it unique; it should not be polluted with a “clean, simplistic design” that would certainly be more in tune with lake Lugano, in neighbouring Switzerland.

    Marc David Biffi says:

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