Hotel Corridor 

January 2015


Inspired by the parts of a whole, conceptual deterioration, and modular figures, this industrial, cold corridor was manifested. With poles that protruding through the threshold of the door, fear, curiosity, and wonder are released. The doors open by having the poles recede into themselves when swinging and meeting with the corridor walls. Angular, rotated white stone make up the columns flanking on either sides of the doors. These add a purity and movement to the stale, stark scene, creating ridges of visual interest and angles to offset the multitude of rounded poles.  

Italian Baroque
Inspired by movement, this stylized baroque corridor was born of turns, curves, and rhythm. Revitalizing such a classical period calls for elements to be inspiration rather than be a direct reproduction. This required movement to be reproduced in a more simplistic version as opposed to intricate and interwoven scrolls and acanthus leaves. Instead, it evolved from eloquent and articulate curved splines as well as modular columns that when twisted, give the effect of a turned spiral. The materials and colors, however, are pulled directly from that of Italian Baroque architecture. 

Inspired from mosaics of religious figures and motifs to a fashion runway piece, this Byzantine rendition took on many forms and personalities that all resonate with this era. The colors are saturated despite the muted, aged look of most Byzantine artifacts. The saturation brings new life to a style made of common concepts and recognizable images. The gold leafing accents the doors sparingly, but intentionally in essential places.