The Other Place is a creative hotel close to the Li River in Pingle County (Guilin, China) and Studio 10 has renovated two of its thematic rooms, Dream and Maze.
Inspired by the work of M.C. Escher, the architect wanted to create a mysterious, infinite, impossible space through a seamless transition between 2D and 3D, and with elements forming optical illusions.
Maze uses a deep green tone that strikes a contrast with the white. In this room we find stairs that seem to challenge the laws of gravity and which lead us to golden doors, behind which is a path to a secret forest and other surprising findings. The Dream project in turn presents a palette of colors in white and soft pink, contrasting with the black doors.
The palettes of colors in both rooms, the purity of the volumes, and the lack of decor are meant to keep guests safe from the chaos of mundane life. All components of the real world, such as lighting fixtures and electrical appliances, are concealed, maintaining the pristine chimeric character of the space.