these pink and green hotel interiors are inspired by the work of dutch graphic artist M.C. escher. the project is the work of studio 10, a design practice with offices in shenzhen, hong kong, and new york. located in northeastern guangxi, an autonomous region in southern china, the vibrant interiors form part of ‘the other place’, a guesthouse by the li river in pingle county, guilin.

escher hotel interior
all images by chao zhang

 

 

as part of the project studio 10 renovated the guesthouse’s existing rooms using escher’s work as a constant reference point. the design team sought to create a ‘mysterious, infinite and impossible space’ that accommodated a host of optical illusions. a forest green color scheme has been used within the ‘maze-themed’ spaces, while the ‘dream-themed’ rooms are rendered with a pale pink and white color palette that lends the project a fresh and serene quality. throughout, lighting fixtures and electronic appliances are hidden behind a series of black-painted doors.

escher hotel interior

escher hotel interior

escher hotel interior

escher hotel interior

escher hotel interior

escher hotel interior

escher hotel interior

escher hotel interior

 

 

project info:

 

location: pingle county, guilin, guangxi province, china
area: 70 sqm / 650 sqf per room
client: the other place – guilin litopia/ nianhua cultural and creative
design consultant: studio 10
director: shi zhou
design team: xin zheng, xiangtong wu, zixia huang, ming tang (project assistant)
photography: chao zhang, the other place
hotel’s wechat: gh_1be036fcc5e2

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