Hotel
2014
W Beijing Chang’an
Beijing, China

One thread that is woven throughout the hotel, comes from Tian Yuan Di Fang, a Chinese philosophical tenet that depicts heaven as round and the Earth as square.

The reception desk underneath a chandelier lit by 26,000 LEDs in alternating colours provide the centrepiece for the guests’ arrival experience.

The idea of symmetry and uniformity is referenced throughout the hotel, with repeated patterns and overlaid textures.

In the guest rooms, the theme appears in a round vanity mirror, a circular in-room tub, a round carpet and a couch that turns 360 degrees.