We began Phase II of the Sebrango family’s second commission, after having completed the renovation of PANORAMA restaurant and the Common Areas of Hotel Chiqui. This Phase consists of converting the hotel’s old restaurant into nine suites and designing the roof deck with an infinity pool to overlook Santander’s Sardinero beach. Rewinding to the origin of the concept, we were inspired by the image that was designed for PANORAMA and the hotel’s common areas, where we chose a casual and refreshing design. A color hue of natural tones was used with some blue and green accents.
▼由旧餐厅改造的套房，the suite converted from the old restaurant © SALVA LOPEZ
The key is distributed with the bathroom adjacent to the entrance, a living room, and bedroom with exterior views. The large wall that unfolds and unifies all the rooms is finished with graphic images of plastic elements, providing vitality and personality to the space. Following the client’s request, the day area can be used as either a living room or sleeping area, since the sofas were designed as single sofa beds. In addition, sliding doors separate the two spaces, allowing the rooms to be divided at night or left open during the day to provide more natural light to the entire space. The wall of the living room is resolved with a texture made of vertical wooden slats in green tones that serve as both a wainscot and as a background of the sofa area.
▼从入口望向客厅，view to living room from entrance © SALVA LOPEZ
▼两用客厅，dual-purpose living room © SALVA LOPEZ
▼墙上挂有几何图案装饰画，the decorative paintings with geometric patterns are hung on the walls © SALVA LOPEZ
▼绿色垂直木条用作沙发区域的背景，the vertical wooden slats in green tones serve as a background of the sofa area © SALVA LOPEZ
▼滑动门将客厅与卧室分隔 © SALVA LOPEZ
the sliding doors separate the two spaces
▼滑动门开启，the sliding doors open © SALVA LOPEZ
▼滑动门关闭，the sliding doors closed © SALVA LOPEZ
On the headboard, we repeated the use of natural fiber materials – such as basketry- that are reminiscent of the parasols used by beach goers during the early 19th Century. This materiality is combined with warm colors and noble materials on the floor, walls, and ceilings in stone tones having a subtle and elegant aesthetic.
▼卧室，bedroom © SALVA LOPEZ
▼床头板上的编织品，the basketry on the headboard © SALVA LOPEZ
▼不同材质搭配，different materials © SALVA LOPEZ
Special attention was given to the furniture selection of the room, including light metal tables, a ball-shaped paper lamp on the corner of the living room, an oak wood desk, and suspended lamps or sconces on the headboard.
▼家具细部，details of furniture © SALVA LOPEZ
The rooms were designed around a central stair patio, that leads to the roof deck and provides natural light to the corridor. We kept the same criteria as in PANORAMA: to emphasize the views towards the bay.
▼中央楼梯井通向露台 © SALVA LOPEZ
the central stair patio leads to the roof deck
▼布满自然光的楼梯井，the stair patio with natural light © SALVA LOPEZ
On the top floor, there is the landscaped roof deck. Different heights allow to have a variety of spaces, including: a cocktail area, a sun deck area and outdoor showers. The infinity pool is designed as a raised plinth with a 1.40m height so that the bottom line of the sea visually fades with the pool water. The water overflows on all sides, to provide a seamless boundary between the seawater and the pool. In addition to combining the heights of the platforms, the tones and size of the stoneware flooring was varied, to allow for better zoning purposes. The interior of the pool was resolved in various heights to allow different uses: for swimming, sunbathing or sitting. This open space allows guests to contemplate the wonderful views of the bay and the city’s skyline.
▼屋顶露台，the roof deck © SALVA LOPEZ
▼日光平台区，the sun deck area © SALVA LOPEZ
▼无边际泳池，the infinity pool © SALVA LOPEZ
▼海水与泳池的水无缝衔接 © SALVA LOPEZ
the sea water and swimming pool water seamlessly connect
Plants were placed around the perimeter to give privacy to hotel guests, and not be seen from the street. Also, the glass guardrails were also hidden to make guests feel comfortable and at home.
▼晚霞中的无边际泳池，the infinity pool in sunset © SALVA LOPEZ