The Morpheus Hotel designed by Zaha Hadid Architects is the new flagship hotel for the City of Dreams development in Macau, China. The $1 Billion development is characterized by a distinctive exoskeleton and uninterrupted internal spaces. UAP worked with Zaha Hadid Architects to explore and assist in the design development and fabrication methods for a series of internal sculptural dining pods. Five unique pods (a total of 9 delivered) were designed to delineate the private dining spaces within the high traffic atrium which overlooks Macau through the perforated exoskeleton.
▼透过中庭“骨架”的空隙，可以一览澳门的城市美景，the high traffic atrium overlooks Macau through the perforated exoskeleton
▼5个独特的“舱体”将被引入餐厅中庭，作为私人化的用餐空间使用，Five unique pods were designed to delineate the private dining spaces within the high traffic atrium
▼舱体的内部饰面选用了浅色的皮革，营造出温暖而亲切的氛围，the internal skin of the pods are clad in a light coloured leather creating a warm and intimate space for diners
Utilizing a range of fabrication methods, the design ensures that the exterior surface of the pods creates a highly textured and rhythmic patternation of coloured blades. Each individual blade is connected back to the main structure and allows a 360 degree pivot to provide the desired sculptural effect. Viewers moving past the work are offered fleeting glimpses into the interior of the pod, whilst the blades orientated at multiple angles provide a discreet space within. The internal skin of the pods are clad in a light coloured leather creating a warm and intimate space for diners to relax and soak in the surrounding architecture and environment.
▼纹理细腻且极富韵律感的鳞片状表面，the exterior surface of the pods creates a highly textured and rhythmic patternation of coloured blades
▼“鳞片”与主结构相连，each individual blade is connected back to the main structure