Inside a Maze-like Boutique Hotel in Guilin

By Dominic Ngai, February 13, 2019

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Behind the Concrete is a monthly snippet where we introduce a piece of architecture that has a unique design and/or interesting story.


Project name: The Other Place Guilin Litopia
Location: Pingle county, Guilin
Area: 1,588 square meters
Design company: Studio 10
The brief: Inspired by Dutch artist M.C. Escher’s penchant for mathematical structures and defying the rules of projective geometry, architects Studio 10 transformed two rooms inside The Other Place Guilin Litopia – a small boutique hotel in Pingle county – into design-forward living spaces with two distinctive themes: ‘dream’ and ‘maze.’

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Image by Chao Zhang/Studio 10

The ‘maze’ room features a forest green interior with sets of Penrose stairs hanging down from the ceiling and shooting out from its walls, along with golden colored doors and windows.

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Image by Chao Zhang/Studio 10

Soft pink and white shades dominate the ‘dream’ themed room, while the layout mirrors the ‘maze’ section of the hotel. Clean lines and simple geometrical shapes are two main emphases for both rooms. 

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Image by Chao Zhang/Studio 10

In order to accentuate the minimalist design approach, all modern amenities, light fixtures and electric appliances are from the room’s surfaces.

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Image by Chao Zhang/Studio 10

M.C. Escher’s 1953 lithograph print titled ‘Relativity,’ which depicts a room with seven sets of staircases and multiple sources of gravity, inspired the overall layout.


Click here for more Behind the Concrete. All photos by Chao Zhang, courtesy of Studio 10.


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