HOTEL AMANO BERLIN, GERMANY 2009

Bruzkus Batek Architects like to describe their interior design concept for the “Amano” Hotel as “mix & match”. This new-build finely complements Rosenthaler Straße’s older existing buildings, while inside contrasting elements are combined into a harmonious whole in a similar way. The lobby zone in the spacious hall is reminiscent of historic Grand Hotels with velvet-covered furniture, antique-style carpets and panelled back-lit columns – all be it with a modern twist. In the adjoining breakfast area, neon-red handmade vintage chairs and a wooden table dominate the space. The mix of styles continues in the upper floors. In the simple, pure white corridors, a purpose-made patchwork carpet of "classical" hotel patterning ensures a contemporary and refreshingly new interpretation of the Grand Hotel motif. The 115 standard rooms and 48 apartments are furnished using a clear, modern formal language and a restrained colour scheme. Very few, but thus even more striking accents of colour and exquisite vintage-style furniture continue the "mix & match" concept here in a consistent way. Decoration Objects by www.komdo.co