The Middle house – Shanghai
The Middle House is the fourth House under Swire Hotels’ award-winning The House Collective. The work of Lissoni Architettura includes the façade concept and the interior design of two tower buildings: The Middle House Hotel with 111 rooms, restaurants, events space, swimming pools and spa, and the The Middle House Residences with 102 mid-stay apartments. Stylistic features that are typical of the history and culture of local crafts are placed in relation to contemporary elements to generate an attractive spatial equilibrium.
The façade system is conceived as an array of rounded aluminum louvers, which provide shade and privacy to guestrooms and a vibrant, textured finish to the carefully positioned wall cladding, so distinguishing the two buildings within the context of the surrounding commercial towers. The idea behind the interior design project is based on a combination of different expressive forms: stylistic features that are typical of the history and culture of local crafts are placed in relation to contemporary elements to generate an attractive spatial equilibrium. Based on an astute use of contrast, style, material and color, the internal living areas are sophisticated and elegant, based on simplicity but studied down to the last detail.
Photographer - Edmon Leong