Tarruella & López + Trenchs
EME FUSION HOTEL, SEVILLE, SPAIN
Nicholas Tamarin -- Interior Design, 12/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
Lead designers Sandra Tarruella, Isabel López, and Ricard Trenchs created resin latticework that's equal parts Moorish and 007. Ancient-looking yet innovative and smooth, the intricate grille surrounds this 13,400-square-foot hotel's entry patio and diffuses light in the striking lobby. "It creates a game of shadows," says Tarruella. The remainder of the hotel is an amalgamation of contemporary gestures—think lacquer volumes, black glass, backlit spaces—and natural materials such as stone, wood, and iron. Here and there are Arts and Crafts–style elements like those seen in the Andalusian city's surrounding architecture. It all adds up to a hotel any Bond would feel at home in.
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