Light of Chao (Hotel) by Rita Chow
2016 - 2017, Golden A' Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Award Winner
CHAO, the "nest", a social, lifestyle experience and private customization platform; provides for lifestyle connoisseurs a new way of life, and another "nest habitat" outside of their private lives. In addition, high-quality light environment further develops the sense of magic and mystery.
CHAO is a boutique-style hotel located in the bustling Sanlitun. The design inspiration for the 180 rooms and five kinds of room types is from the "Nest" of animals. Its design uses a multi-level, diversified space strategy, through the use of different materials, colors and elements to present the historical charm and vitality of times. The transformation of CHAO hotel has become the model of hotel renovation.
Design Challenges
Sunlight Hall is the hotel's most chic space; lighting designed for simplicity, avoiding destruction of the top space’s permeability. There is not even one downlight used in the architectural ceiling. The space aesthetics is fully revealed by wall luminaires on both sides. The illuminated walls provide an impressive range of possibilities for a variety of events or art exhibitions. Different from the standard space in conventional hotels, the Grand Nest Hotel is more like a new-type room for art show while maintaining the basic functional requirements for the running of a hotel. From this aspect, the orientation and philosophy of the lighting design in the hotel were bound to be distinguished from conventional hotels. On the premise of meeting the basic needs of functional lighting, we made great efforts to add visual aesthetics and functional flexibility and diversity to the space by making the indoor space of the hotel a great artwork and highlighting and shaping the elements including façade and structure by lighting techniques, so that each part of the space would be worth savoring.
Production Technology
Light type includes: recessed adjustable downlight, recessed downlight, wall washer tracklight, recessed wall washer, burial light, track spotlight, surface mounted flood light, recessed step light, surface mounted wallwasher, spike mounted spot light, night light, LED continuous strip light, recessed 3-circuit track, surface mounted 3-circuit track.
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