New York, New York
An innovative 72 Room Boutique Hotel design where rooms contain Japanese elements with simple built in millwork and wooden, soaking tubs. The hotel, located in the Meatpacking Chelsea District of New York City, houses a restaurant, bar and spa. Punched openings in an exterior, vertical, translucent screen, provide a modern iconic solution for integrating the facade with neighboring buildings. The screen maintains privacy to rooms on the lower levels and conceals landscaped elements seen via moving shadows behind it. As Director for Shigeru Ban Architects.