In Greek, the hotel is called xenodochio (ξενοδοχείο: ξένο / δοχείο) which etymologically means “container of the traveler”.
Here the container becomes a device for reading the place, telling it in an abstract and symbolic way through its architecture, interior design, the geometries of furniture, colors and finishing materials.
The limit between the house and the square “disappears”! The view, the use and the materials brings the square inside the house creating an unic relationship with it. The two windows on the square seams a kind of spyglass on the life of the village.
“A room has by nature four walls. A room with a total glass window has three walls and a vacuum. A room with a decorated window has again four walls, one of which is transparent. And on this transparent wall continues the design of composition which is on other walls.”
SCEG is an Architectural Studio based in Turin
“So, the population moves out, densifying the other boroughs; new york becomes energetically independent exploiting the waste as an energetic resource, a new landscape of smooth hills embodies the buildings as well as the disposal and transformation process of the wast; the skyscrapers get abandoned, only the main architectonical feature of the buildings, the top, emerges from the new ground level becoming a monument.”
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