Tu Es La Hotel Lobby & Reception
The design of this St. Lucia boutique hotel lobby and reception space provides an atmosphere for guests to be in the moment; to enjoy, relax, and practice mindfulness. The name Tu Es La translates to "you are here" and is inspired by a classic book of eastern philosophy by Thich Nhat Hanh, which guides the reader to discover the magic of the present moment.
The design seeks to combine elements of nature within the space. This is accomplished by using sustainable materials of wood, rattan, and stone in walls, furnishings, and flooring, handcrafted by local artisans. Implementation of interior living walls and exterior bi-fold door creates an interconnectivity in interior and exterior spaces.
The use of a 3Form material for selected walls is intended to feel like water, with vertical, blue bands and semi-transparency using the Varia product line in Fray Baltic resin interlayers. The semi-transparent panels assist in opening up the limited space and are used in both the area between the staircase and primary interior lobby as well as directly behind the reception desk.
Project / Commercial / Hospitality
Role / Interior Architecture & Design
Year / 2019