AWARENESS OF THE OTHERS
The Midtown Hotel Inn. was built in 1960 on Huntington Avenue
in Boston. The architecture of Midtown Hotel is very simple with
two floors of interior space above the half-risen parking level.
The building is 26' high, 100' wide and 400' long with three
My intervention for Midtown Hotel began with the sharing wall
between the rooms.This was inspirated by Paul Auster’s novel
(Ghost in New York Trilogy), it explored the loneliness of modrn
people and how people need to be watched.
As a confirmation of our existence
Encounter of swimmers
Encounter between guests in the rooms
Encounter in the courtyard
Encounter of cars/ drivers
Swimming Pool- Additional glass evelope on the rooftop encloses the
swimming pool. The roof hight is relatively low in order to emphasize
the tension in the middle, also creates a force to draw people into the
In the guestroom, the ceramic-eye-tile on the wall and floor clearly distinguished
the safe zone. Outside the safe-zone, different encounters are being manipulated
through our five senses.
Solid & voild/ Sharing wall & Furniture
Safe Zone/ Eyes Tiles
Voice recorder/ record and play radomly from outside the rooms
Camera/ to catch the blur movement in the room
Manikins(work as clothes hangers)
Courtyard - This cramped courtyard is where most of the
Screen Wall- The screen wall in the corridor features interactive media
allows guests to inteact in different rooms. The projectors will play the
recording film from each guestroom with total control upon the guests.
Hotel restaurant - Self-service restauant is another version of the famous
auto-mat, this space is also desinged to be very tight with tables and sittings
on the sides to create an awkwardly interesting social realm.
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