An in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Moroc­can her­itage

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - SPACES -

PARIS-based Ate­lier Pod con­sul­tancy was tapped to de­sign the ac­com­mo­da­tion at the Radis­son Blu Ho­tel Mar rake ch, the new prop­erty in Morocco op­er­ated by the Carl­son Re zid or h ote lch ain.

Ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease, the main de­sign chal­lenge was to cre­ate a con­tem­po­rary and in­no­va­tive aes­thetic re call­ing the essence of the “red city ”. The ho­tel is lo­cated in the Gueliz district of Mar rake chan dis part of a mixed-use prop­erty de­vel­op­ment that in­cludes apart­ments and a shop­ping ce ntr e .

Ate­lier Pod fo­cused on the de­sign lay­out be­fore look­ing for the aes­thetic DNA. The pur­pose was to break­down the sep­a­ra­tion be­tween the bath­room and the bed­room and make a typical ob­ject of the east­ern Arab de­sign l an- guage , the mou shara bi eh( pri­vacy) screen, the de­sign high­light of the room.

The slid­ing screen cuts a white mono­lithic bloc, cre­at­ing an el­e­gant sep­a­ra­tion be­tween the bath­room and bed­room, show­ing on ones idea van­ity counter and on the other,a dress­ing ta­ble. The el­e­gance is in the use of the mo us ha ra bi eh, and the ex­ten­sion of its per­spec­tive be­hind a mir­ror which pro­vides a vis­ual con­nec­tion be­tween the bed­room and the bath­room.

The dress­ing ta­ble is these cond­mas­ter­piece of the room, de­signed as a multi func­tional carved mono­lithic bloc, used at one end as bath­room stor­age with a cor­ner mini bar col­umn at the op­po­site e nd .

The holis­tic de­sign idea for the room is a blend be­tween eth­nic pat­terns and clas­si­cal Ara­bian geo met­rics. A con­tem­po­rary un­der­stand­ing of the im­por­tance of func­tion is bal­anced with an in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Moroc­can her­itage, cre­at­ing a har­mo­niously merged space that is per­sonal to Radis­son Mar rake ch.

Ate­lier Pod is well-known in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try world­wide, hav­ing col­lab­o­rated on more than 20 ho­tel projects in­clud­ing prop­er­ties un­der renowned in­ter­na­tional ho­tel brands such as A cc or, Fair­mont Raf­fles, Carl­son

Rez id or, An an tara, Sh aza by Kemp in ski and Para­mount Ho­tels and more.

Last year the firm re­ceived two prizes, for ar­chi­tec­ture and in­te­rior de­sign, at the A De­sign Awards in Mi­lan, Italy, the world’ s largest and most dif­fused event in in­ter­na­tional de­sign.–v 2 com

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