At first glance, the most eye-catching element of the hotel design is its façade. The architects said they intended it to be “a medium that relates nature and society to one another”, and thus, they incorporated “an open garden in each guest room”. They said the garden serves to add greenery to the building and a “natural filter, preventing the harsh sunlight from entering the room directly.”

The layered aesthetic does add an interesting texture to the otherwise ordinary blockish form. If it could successfully allow greenery and flora to flourish along the ‘trellis’ frame, it will indeed help as a passive shading and ventilation strategy to create a shield against heat and glare.

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