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Wednesday
Nov172010

Sleeping In The Forest

Who doesn‘t wish to sleep between the trees? This is in fact the theme of one of the nine rooms of the Forsthaus Hotel in Ramsen, Germany. This old forester house, in service for 150 years, is now converted into a very chic inn by Naumann Architektur. The project consisted of modernizing this old structure through the use of pop colors, clean lines and unexpected details, but keeping its history intact. They came up with the very interesting concept of telling the house's story through quotes printed on each of the nine guestroom doors — giving each room their own little story. Eight of the rooms are located in the main house, and the ninth is in the former wash-house for those who want to be a little more reclusive.

The designers decided to use basic materials like Douglas-fir and solid oak-timber in the renovation. They also chose very streamlined furniture and concrete cubes to contrast with the original objects found throughout the old house, like the sleigh descending from the ceiling in one of the rooms (I so love this). Their idea was to create the right setting for the guests to dream up their own interpretation of the house's nostalgic history. I'm sure the lucky guests who stay in this lovely hotel smile every time they go into their rooms and see tree trunks piercing through the design. It's like literally sleeping in the forest.

Images © Zooey Braun

Reader Comments (1)

Thank you, very informative post

Nov 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPayam Ghaderi

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