Australia’s PointOfView has completed the lighting design for Hotel Hotel, a hotel by architects Fender Katselidis located in NewActon, the cultural center of Canberra.
No two rooms are alike in the 68 room, 31 apartment Hotel Hotel. With an interior design by London based Don Cameron, the hotel features bespoke furniture, natural materials, art and ‘Objects Trouve’ throughout. Of special significance is the entrance staircase which is constructed entirely from salvaged timber.
Hotel Hotel owner Molonglo Group “issued clear instructions to PointOfView at the outset that any lighting design should not appear ‘slick’. It had to be honest in its delivery with a careful balance of integrated design and purposefully obvious fittings that harmonized with the interiors.” says PointOfView.
“In the guestrooms for example, there are integrated cove and joinery details providing ambient light to accent the raw materials used, while the down lights are surface mounted spots each with a custom bracket so they don’t look out of place on the concrete slabs on which they are located.”