05, May 2020 | Interior Design
X+Living, founded in 2011 by Chinese architect Li Xiang, is an international architectural design company with a high pursuit of the perfect integration of artistic aesthetics and practical functions. X+Living takes＂design creates value＂ as the core concept and insists on achieving the highest quality of design works from conceptual design to final completion. The projects, which has involved many fields of business, including parent-child, hotel, office, retail, culture, commerce, etc, had always driven the trend of the industry with high-level design confections and triggered enthusiastic feedback at the phenomenal level in the design industry.
Commissioned to create a paradise experience for kids and adults, X+Living has recently designed the Magic Hotel in Hyzhou, China. Combining the characteristics of consumers, Magic Hotel not only meets the needs and desires of children, but it also inspires the entertainment and playfulness of children, taking into account the needs of business people, and arouses the inner childlike innocence of adults.
The reception hall, as the main residential space and important social space for guests, is the most interesting place with rich design. Designers set up public areas as children’s entertainment space. According to the different groups of people, the loudspeaker devices in the lobby have different size, which means that children and adults can participate in the interaction. In order to create entertainment and play space for children, designers choose colliding colours to attract children’s attention.~~
Business groups can use the elevator, while children who like to jump up and down will not “walk appropriately”. For this reason, designers created a channel for children. The space between the first and the fifth floors is connected, and the whole space is connected by the treehouse on the fifth floor, which can satisfy the exploratory desire of children and release their climbing nature. At the same time, two slides beside the treehouse can meet the needs of older children for relatively stimulating entertainment facilities and release their enthusiasm.
From the lobby area to the guest room area, entertainment facilities are a gradual decrease, which not means there is a serious monotonous corridor. The combination of rainbow door and loudspeaker devices separate different spaces. Bright colours are also a reminder customers that they will enter another space.
Public corridors create a sense of paradise with lively colours and geometric figures. The Memphis design style on the doors of guest rooms evolved into king and knight. The patterns on the doors of guest rooms and the wall lamps of corridor produced narrative linkage. It could be changed into a spear in the knight’s hand and a sceptre in the king’s hand, which could be guarding their rooms. The patterns in the doors extend to the ground, which adds a bright spot for the whole corridor. This interesting design concept could prolong the time of aesthetic experience.
Children need space for play and activities, while adults pay more attention to the quietness and tidiness of the room. Rooms adopt a simple and fashionable design style, using soft colour matching and essential functional facilities to build a quiet and comfortable rest space. Separation and merging of the mattress can realize fast conversion between king room and queen room.