Born in Buffalo, USA, Richard Gluckman graduated in Architecture.
Boxes of colours
Gluckman's idea is inspired by the “box within a box” concept to surprise due to its simple organisation of space and its luminosity, in addition to the absence of any superfluous elements. Industrial materials such as aluminium, plastic and glass are used in quite unfamiliar ways.
The lobby and the hallways have an industrial appearance; fibre cement has been used on the ceiling and walls while the floor is covered with wool carpeting. The only lighting in the hallway comes from the top of the doors to the rooms and the room numbers, illuminated with an LED in the floor. Grey predominates, typical of a factory-like area.
In the rooms the aim is to achieve a simple decor but with a touch of colour. The most outstanding feature is a wall of translucent glass containing four methacrylate niches, in some rooms are blue in others yellow. The biggest box houses the television; other is the telephone box, which also serves as a writing desk.
The bathroom, is a large glass box, with a sliding door separating it from the bedroom by means of a white metal curtain. The floor and one of the walls of the bathroom are finished in Spanish granite. It is like taking a shower in the open air, under a waterfall.