Project

The Interior of the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Belfast by Project Orange

The Fitzwilliam Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland has recently opened, featuring an interior that has been designed by Christopher Ash from the London-based Project Orange.

The Fitzwilliam in Belfast is meant to reflect the “baronial modern” style of the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin, a theme which combines that of a grand, stately baronial mansion house with modern decor.

The Fitzwilliam Hotel in Belfast by Project Orange

Located adjacent to the magnificent Opera House in the heart of Belfast, the sister hotel to the original Fitzwilliam in Dublin, Project Orange were appointed to work on the interior fit-out of this five star, 132 bedroom hotel.

Bringing a slice of the Manhattan Manor House to Belfast, our designs bring together simple, bold colours, warm oak panelling, quirky fabrics and luxurious marbles to create a decadent, glamourous setting.

The ground floor lobby draws on the inglenook as a central element of the manor house to create a key zone to the hotel. With traditional oak settles and library shelves to peruse either side of the contemporary fireplace, guests will be able to sit back and relax. Stepping away from the inglenook, the double height reception area unfolds with floor to ceiling glazing throughout and hints of luxurious marbles, bronze and oak detailing.

The first floor restaurant plays on the theme of the traditional “oak room” becoming a series of three dining carriages all lined in oak throughout. Booth and banquette seating with playful mobile privacy screens create a rich layering to the space and on one side overlook the double height lobby.

Visit the Project Orange website – here.    Visit the Fitzwilliam Hotel’s website – here.

The YAS Hotel and the World’s Largest LED Project is Complete

The YAS Hotel in Abu Dhabi was recently completed, and its curvilinear grid-shell which is covered with over 5,300 diamond-shaped steel panels, containing nearly 5000 LED fixtures is being announced as the world’s largest LED project controlled through RDM (Remote Device Management).

New York based lighting designers Arup Lighting worked with Germany based e:cue lighting control to create lighting effects such as color-changing light sequences, and to play customized three dimensional low-resolution video content, on the grid-shell.

The building was designed by Asymptote Architecture, we previously featured the Yas Hotel back in May, click here to read that post.

Photos by Bjorn Moerman

This Remodel Project Transformed An Old Sports Gym Into A Home

This Remodel Project Transformed An Old Sports Gym Into A Home

Architect Robbert de Goede has remodeled an old inner-city sports gymnasium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and transformed it into a modern home that includes a large open plan main floor.

The main floor, which has concrete floors, includes the living room with a fireplace on one side and a kitchen on the other.

The main floor of this remodeled gymnasium, which has concrete floors, includes the living room with a fireplace on one side and a kitchen on the other.

Also on the main level is a dining room, which is highlighted by a large rug and art on the walls.

There are wood and matte black cabinets in the kitchen. The island has been designed to hold more stools, thus creating a more casual dining area.  

There are wood and matte black cabinets in this modern kitchen. The island has been designed to hold more stools, thus creating a more casual dining area.
There are wood and matte black cabinets in this modern kitchen. The island has been designed to hold more stools, thus creating a more casual dining area.

A smaller set of stairs, which can also be used as seating, leads to a secondary raised living room with a wall of shelving.

A smaller set of stairs, which can also be used as seating, leads to a secondary raised living room with a wall of shelving.
A smaller set of stairs, which can also be used as seating, leads to a secondary raised living room with a wall of shelving.

Central to the home are the striking black stairs that lead up to the bedrooms and bathrooms. A huge tobacco plant was placed as a central and vertical piece.

The long railing of the stairs, the doors, and window frames on the walkway are all made from Yellow Cedar.

A remodeled gymnasium with a black staircase, 10 large skylights, black trusses, an open walkway and a large open plan main floor.
A remodeled gymnasium with 10 large skylights, black trusses, an open walkway and a large open plan main floor.

Skylights bring the daylight inside, which is also lit with 100 LED-light fixtures.

A remodeled gymnasium with 10 large skylights, black trusses, an open walkway and a large open plan main floor.

Upstairs, there’s a variety of rooms, like the bedrooms, a large walk-in closet, and the bathrooms.

A modern walk-in closet with black cabinets, a central accessories island, and plenty of open shelving.
A modern bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower and a long thin vanity with a trough sink.
A modern bathroom with a long thin vanity, and a skylight.
A modern bathroom with hexagonal tiles and a freestanding bathtub hat looks out to the floor below.
Photography by Marcel van der Burg | Architect: Robbert de Goede | Construction: van Eden Bouwconstructies | Furniture production: Houtwerk | Lighting design: Hazewindus | Contractor: VKV Restaurations