What else could be cooler than staying in a modern hotel that incorporates a historic 14th century traditional estate with a modern design with the hardwood floor polish of the most recent century? As a history fan, staying inside the walls of places with a deep historical background sets a new special kind of impression by itself. It really resonates the building’s very long age and possible experiences. An addition and redecoration of modern elements into the home’s interior and exterior reawakens the building which was left asleep for a very long time. Such is the design of this building, a modern redecoration done to the medieval home structure allows the building to awaken and feel the lifestyle of today. This hotel remodel is located in Saalbach-Hinterglem, Austria and is designed by Gogl Achitekten.
Of course no one will stay in a hotel forever. However, staying in one is always a special experience, especially if it is uniquely designed. Of the original structure which is retained are the some of the hotel’s traditional external architecture, stone brick walls, and the hardwood floor polish. To ensure its safety and strength, the only changes made to them are renewals with the exact same materials. The modern hotel design is located in a snowy area surrounded by mountains. With a white exterior, the hotel does resemble a large winter cottage.
Several new additions are built to bring this medieval home’s structure to a more modern light. Since intricate wall and wood engravings isn’t the key theme to this hotel’s simple design; wall material combinations which has become a hit in modern home designs make up for the aesthetic value. This is then combined with modern light fixtures, such as glass chandeliers and hidden ceiling lights. Floor to ceiling windows with large and thick draperies ornamented the walls and provide the rooms with a view to the snowy outdoors.
As was mentioned before, simplicity is the hotel’s major theme. Therefore, simple but modern furniture are used to furnish the hotel. Not only does this design bring out the reminiscence of a simple medieval inn, it also provides the modern hotel interiors with the hardwood floor polish for an elegant touch.