London-based architects Michaelis Boyd have designed The Williamsburg Hotel, a new build, eleven-storey, 150-room development in New York. Located at the prime corner of Wythe Avenue and North 10th Street, Brooklyn, New York, the hotel has been designed as an after-dark hub with a restaurant, rooftop pool, the neighbourhood’s first grand ballroom, and three distinct bars, including one in a replica water tower built to pay homage to the block’s historic, now defunct, wooden water tower factory.
为了与周边街区保持视觉上的一致，设计团队采用了砖、玻璃和耐候钢，为酒店立面赋予了独特的工业感。室内设计以精致的双层高天花板和大面积的天然饰面为特征。客房内的家具均由Michaelis Boyd事务所与伦敦的Bill Amberg工作室（以探索皮革材料的潜力而闻名）特别为酒店设计和定制。新的Williamsburg酒店旨在成为一个创意的中心，它将汇聚大量由当地艺术家为酒店的不同区域而特别创作的独特作品。
▼砖、玻璃和耐候钢为酒店立面赋予了独特的工业感，an industrial facade that features a brick, glass and Corten steel exterior
In keeping with its neighbourhood, The Williamsburg Hotel has an industrial facade with a creative underbelly. Michaelis Boyd have designed a scheme that features a brick, glass and Corten steel exterior. The interiors feature sophisticated double-height ceilings and natural finishes throughout. Each room at the hotel features a range of bespoke furniture designed by Michaelis Boyd in collaboration with the London based Bill Amberg studio, which is known for pushing the boundaries of leather-working in new directions. The hotel is designed to be a destination centre of creativity, and local artists have been commissioned to create unique works for different areas within the building.
▼入口立面细部，entrance facade detailed view
The hotel entrance leads guests down a dramatic, cascading external terrace into the cellar floor level in the heart of the hotel. The terrace is heavily planted, with architectural lighting to highlight the organic shape of curved concrete banquettes. The banquettes are covered in soft bohemian cushions to create a vibrant and yet relaxed atmosphere for warm summer nights. Local artists were commissioned to provide colourful artwork on the brick walls surrounding the terrace.
▼设有弧形长椅的露台，the terrace with curved concrete banquettes
酒店的接待台隐藏在地下层的左侧，由鲜艳的霓虹灯标牌和色彩斑斓的针织品点亮。此外还有一间充满奇特手工艺品的商店。另一个设计亮点是由Beastie Boy Mike Diamond设计的、描绘着布鲁克林场景的印花墙纸。
The reception is tucked away to the left of the cellar floor, brightly lit with neon signs and colourful knitted textiles, and a shop full of quirky artefacts. Other design highlights include custom toile-inspired wallpaper designed by Beastie Boy Mike Diamond featuring quintessential Brooklyn scenes.
▼位于地下层的接待台，reception on the cellar floor
A striking bar dominates the cellar floor. Created from antique picture frames laid in a chevron pattern, the bar includes a vibrant installation made up of thousands of coloured threads designed by a local street artist Eric Rieger. The bar is flanked with cosy seating areas, luxurious banquettes and armchairs, and a large fireplace in one corner.
▼吧台上方装饰着由数千根彩线构成的装置，the bar includes a vibrant installation made up of thousands of coloured threads
The guestrooms start on the 2nd floor, each room having floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of Manhattan as well as Brooklyn and the East River. Many of the rooms feature private balconies and each room is unique – some have whitewashed timber panelled walls, whereas others have a dark grey distressed plaster finishes, with bespoke leather, brass, marble, and textured details. Some rooms have glazed screens to the bathrooms, opening up the bathrooms to the views while others are more private.
▼客房内部，guest room interior
An incredible ornate ballroom has been designed with 30-foot ceilings that can accommodate 400 guests. The 3,500 square foot space is surrounded by tall steel arched windows and distressed plastered walls. Each of the windows are lit from behind to give a sense of daylight, with luxurious velvet drapes across the front of each opening. The idea is to reflect the derelict buildings of Detroit but adding in a modern insertion. The bright red modern elements of the perimeter catwalk and sweeping staircases and the extravagant bright red chandeliers lift the whole space to create a unique backdrop for any wedding, concert or fashion show.
▼水塔酒吧坐落在酒店顶部，The Watertower Bar raised 136 feet above Williamsburg
The Watertower Bar, designed to look like the traditional water towers that dot the New York skyline, is set to be an iconic bar overlooking Brooklyn’s skyline. It was constructed of charred timber boards externally and steel panels internally, and will incorporate a series of coloured glazed panels to bring in shards of coloured light into this double height space. The bar has large, glazed openings around the perimeter of the ground floor, raised 136 feet above Williamsburg with panoramic views of Manhattan.
▼天台视野，roof top view