Escape: Designing The Modern Guest House

Images Publishing Shanghai

Edited by Shanshan Qi

  • Today’s travellers and vacationers are looking for more than the standard offerings of accommodations and services, and they often require places that speak to their senses of living and experiencing. In contrast to the ordinary hotel, guest houses combine unique and attractive features and thematic concepts that are intended to imbue special appeal for visitors. Hosts aim to provide guests with more than just accommodation options and seek to generate an environment that offers a cultural experience by means of more personalized interaction and service. The guest house offers a distinctive experience and addresses architecture and interior design as critical methods of contributing to an alternative or ideal lifestyle. Escape: Designing the Modern Guest House showcases 43 distinctive and well-known projects from around the world, created by architects, designers, and artists. These exclusive works have visual and spatial impact and represent the essence of new guest house design. This book highlights some of the most outstanding architectural strategies and displays the variations of spatial experience through the interplay of design elements. It provides strong reference material for design professionals and students in architecture, interior design, and related design fields, and those looking to revamp their guest house accommodation offerings with a contemporary 21st-century focus.

  • ISBN: 9781864707045

    Dimensions:  290mm x 245mm

    Page Count: 288

    Publication Date: September 2016

    Colour: Full Colour

  • Shanshan Qi is founder and principle of STUDIO QI Architects, an international cutting-edge architectural design firm who is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Qi has received a Master’s from Harvard Graduate School of Design in Architecture in the United States, and achieved a Distinction for her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Columbia University. She was formerly with internationally renowned architectural firm Foster and Partners in New York, responsible for its China division, and later worked with top international architect Renzo Piano, among others. She has won several international honors, and has played a key role in the selections for two Pritzker Prizes for Architecture winners.

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