The Other Place is a creative guesthouse by the Li River in Pingle County, Guilin in China and Studio 10 has just finished the renovation of its Dream-and-Maze-themed guestrooms. Inspired by the works of M.C. Escher, the architects wanted to create a mysterious, infinite and impossible space with a seamless transformation amongst 2D and 3D, as well as optical illusion elements.
A pale pink and white color palette renders the interior space serene and surreally fresh, far from the chaos of mundane daily life. All components from the real world, such as lighting fixtures and electronic appliances, have been concealed behind a series of black-painted doors maintaining the pristine, chimerical nature of the space.
In the other forest-green-themed room, anti-gravitational stairs lead to golden doors, behind which there could be a trail leading to a secret forest – or some other unexpected findings that surprise the visitor.
Design and info © Studio 10
Images © Chao Zhang