Born in Scotland, Kathryn Findlay studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and graduated from the Architectural Association in London.
Light in motion
Findlay has determined that guests must play with the space, discover it for themselves and, through this interactivity, discover themselves as well.
The lobby features a bench in the shape of a small maze, bulbous in appearance. This is a project just waiting for the guest to join in. Fibre optic panels have been designed for the lobby, which capture the guests’ movements only to later project a distorted image of them over the panels made with points of colour. The ceiling is stretched canvas curving outwards, creating a bulbous structure.
The most singular feature of the rooms is that Findlay refused to consider walls or doors. Everything has a highly feminine touch, since the separation between the spaces is made through curtains. The entire room is white and forms a single space. The bed is always towards the back of the room and in certain cases, the architect has placed a single bed that does not touch the floor, as it is suspended from the ceiling via a steel structure; the headboard also acts as a desk. The television, placed over the bed, is flush with the ceiling. The bathtub, round in shape, entices guests into sensual, relaxing baths.