The surreal dream of a guesthouse in China by Studio 10

Eclectic Trends | The surreal dream of a guesthouse in China by Studio 10

This is why we want to share the surreal dream of The Other Place Guesthouse by Studio 10 in China:

 1//In a nutshell:

Let us welcome you to the surreal dream of  The Other Place Guesthouse by Studio 10 in China, where the impossible world of Alice in the Wonderland and M.C. Escher meet. Truly, no other name could embody better the originality of this space, located by the Li River in Pingle County, in Guilin and  recently renovated by the Chinese firm. Here, the architects meant to create a mysterious, infinite and impossible space with the seamless transformation amongst 2D and 3D as well as Optical Illusion elements inspired by the works of M.C. Escher.

2//What draw our attention the most:

Studio 10 worked on two sets of room, each defined by a specific color choice.

Apart from the chaos of the surrounding world, the “Dream” rooms evoke a serene surreal atmosphere thanks to the chosen color palette, based on a mix of pale pink and white. Here, lighting fixtures and electronic appliances have been hidden behind a series of black-painted doors in order to maintain the imaginary nature of the space. Also the windows are painted in black, creating eye contact between the living space and the bedroom.

Eclectic Trends | The surreal dream of a guesthouse in China by Studio 10

Eclectic Trends | The surreal dream of a guesthouse in China by Studio 10

Eclectic Trends | The surreal dream of a guesthouse in China by Studio 10

Eclectic Trends | The surreal dream of a guesthouse in China by Studio 10

Eclectic Trends | The surreal dream of a guesthouse in China by Studio 10

Eclectic Trends | The surreal dream of a guesthouse in China by Studio 10

Instead in Maze, Studio 10 chose a Forest Green and white color palette to define the space. Anti-gravitational stairs lead to black doors here as well, “behind which there could be a trail leading to a secret forest – or some other unexpected findings that surprises you” says the architects.

3//The bigger picture

If you have been following Eclectic Trends, you may have noticed how this surreal approach has become more and more present within the interior design world. Another example could be the Melbourne studio Biasol cafe, that takes you to an imaginative and evocative space inspired by a Wes Anderson’s movie.

And what about you? Would you feel comfortable staying in one of these two guesthouses?

Photography courtesy Chao Zhang.

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