The 'Into the Light' Hotel Uses Light to Tap into Emotion

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Jun 16, 2014
References: a31.gr & contemporist
A31 has designed the 'Into the Light' Hotel for the 100% Hotel Show in Greece.

The architects wished to integrate the surrounding Greek landscape whilst simultaneously deriving from it. They chose materials found within the scenery and that allowed light to emerge, while staying within the construction ethics. Most importantly, the architects explain,"[The] 'Into the Light Hotel' introduces the visitor to the 100% Hotel Show through a path that triggers memories linked to the way we perceive light as it effortlessly fits into all our experiences."

Light is channeled through many different filters; for example, it is applied via trellises, skylights and a pergola, in order to achieve a connection with the visitor's emotional life and ensure feelings of warmth, intimacy and safety.