Norman Foster was born in Manchester, Great Britain. He studied Architecture and Urbanism. He was awarded with the Pritzker Prize in 1999.
Elegance and flexibility
Foster personifies the elegance of hi-tech. He plays with shapes and materials to express luxury and sensuality, but especially to ensure that guests disconnect with the hectic surroundings of a large city like Madrid creating a “perfect urban sanctuary”.
In the lobby, a Zhan Wang sculpture welcomes the guests. The walls are covered with off-white leather, a solution that helps convey to guests a sense of privacy. In the hallways, the walls resembling gigantic backlit translucent glass lanterns serve to reinforce the feeling of a highly dynamic space. These walls act as a nexus between the hallway and the rooms by penetrating into the rooms.
In the rooms, Foster prefers simple, the use of leather manages to convey different feelings without overburdening the space unnecessarily. The headboard of the bed is covered in brown leather. Across from it, the wall hiding the television and other services is covered in white leather, conferring a sense of warmth and privacy, which is reinforced by the oak wood flooring.
A large swath of backlit onyx, which also acts encompasses the sink in the bathroom, spans the space wall to wall. In the bedroom, it morphs into the desk, thus elegantly joining together bathroom and sleeping area.