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The luxury Opposite House hotel, Beijing, China

Tokyo-based interior designers and architects Kengo Kuma have designed the Opposite House, the luxury hotel by Swire Hotels group can be found in downtown Beijing, China.

According to the architects: “The luxury Chinese hotels is situated within the large commercial development along the Sanlitun Street in the center of Beijing. The exterior of the hotels is made entirely with a glass curtain wall with a green coloured silk screen print with the modern interpretation of Chinese lattice screen pattern. The ‘green glass box’ expresses itself as the urban forest in the vibrant street scene of Sanlitun at the same time acts as the veil for the guests staying at the luxury Chinese hotel.

“The architectural design of the hotel was developed from the traditional planning of a Chinese courtyard house that encapsulates private quarters with a central courtyard. All the spaces in the hotel evolved around the large central atrium. The seamless spatial sequence can be experienced through series of light screens made with different materials though out the public area to the guest rooms.”

Images courtesy of Kengo Kuma.

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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December 25, 2012 | Beijing China Travel | View comments

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