Square Nine Hotel / Isay Weinfeld

  • 09 Aug 2012
  • Hotels and Restaurants Selected Works
© Matthieu Salvaing

Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: Belgrade,
Design Team: Adriana Aun, Adriana Zampieri, Ilza Fujimura
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Matthieu Salvaing

Collaborator Architect: Domingos Pascali
Project Manager: Elena Scarabotolo

Square Nine Hotel is located in Belgrade’s historic quarter, across from Students Square (Studentski Trg). Its architecture, of remarkably modern language, does not clash with or overshadow its neighboring buildings’. Just the contrary: it follows their scale, the rhythm of their façades (set by the modulation of the openings) and even the moderate hues of their color palette. On the ground level, the common areas are ample and integrated, such as the lobby, the restaurant and a little piazza which succeed one another.

© Matthieu Salvaing

On the basement level, a swimming pool haloed by a beam of natural light is succeeded by a gym, spa and sauna, while on the top floor a small bar overlooks the square across the street. The rooms are split into 3 categories – 32m2 or 47m2 double rooms, and 90m2 suites – taking up 5 levels of the building and totaling 45 units. Each floor features a different hall adjacent to the lifts, with unique and unexpected pieces of furniture. The ambience is that of low-key eloquence and coziness.

© Matthieu Salvaing

The choice of materials (wood, stone and leather), as well as the furnishings (a varied selection of vintage pieces, by Scandinavian and North American designers, dating from the 1930s to the 1960s) contribute to this understated mood, at once elegant, plain and unpretentious.

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Cite: "Square Nine Hotel / Isay Weinfeld" 09 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=261752>

4 comments

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    I like the atmosphere, but the high influence of Photoshop on the images and colors won`t let me trust it.

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    It seems a great job, sober architecture and good-tasted interior design fleeing conventional modernism.

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    His use of materials is superb, down to the textiles in the interior. Few can make modern/contemporary architecture cozy and inviting. He is one of them.

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    I think that the architect is much better than the photographer. It looks much better in real life.

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