lana gruic transforms old mediterranean building into hostel lana gruic transforms old mediterranean building into hostel
jun 08, 2013

lana gruic transforms old mediterranean building into hostel

lana vitas gruic transforms an abandoned mediteranean building into a hostel in split, croatia



situated within part of an abandoned apartment house from the first half of the 20th century, a new hostel is incorporated into the building plan. the ’emanuel hostel’ in split, croatia by designer lana vitas gruic fuses the identity of the mediterranean climate into the interior, celebrating a contrast of clear, modern lines seen within different chairs and accessories from the 1950s and 1960s. in addition to being a place to relax and sleep, the hostel serves as a space for socializing, conceived with the dna of a living room-type space with internet and free breakfast service. the vibe of the building is influenced by the coastal street life, where a strong culture of cafes dominates the interior fabric of the space – achieving a fine blend of outdoor and indoor living.



main room



main room



beds are built into colorful boxes which extend from the wall







white room



white room



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