BWM Architekten and Partner gave the narrow Topazz hotel in the heart of Vienna a series of bold elliptical windows that positively bubble with daylight. Teaming up with interior designer Michael Manzenreiter, the firm relied on sustainable building and decorative materials to optimize energy-effiency and ensure that the new development has the smallest carbon footprint possible.
A modern insert with stoic neighbors, the Topazz hotel is nonetheless respectful of its surroundings. Given the tiny footprint of just 153 square meters, the designers conceived irregular windows to bring in as much natural light as possible. Each round window corresponds to a room and features a padded ledge that allows visitors to gaze at Vienna’s historical architecture.
Albeit a luxurious project that doesn’t compromise an ounce of style, it was important for the developers to reduce their energy footprint. In addition to using responsible materials for their decorations, the Topazz hotel sources all of their food and beverages locally. This cuts down the need to ship in products and also helps their clientele to once again come to grips with seasonal living.
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