Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects completed construction earlier this year on the Atlas Hotel in historic Hoi An. The 48-room hotel features lush green balconies and a long list of alluring amenities to draw tourists to the unique accommodations. VTN is well known for incorporating live plants into its designs, sometimes to the point of obscuring most of the building facade, and the Atlas Hotel is a prime example of that unique approach to architecture.
The architects’ new hotel design owes its biggest impact to 100 cantilevering concrete planters, which hold the brilliant green plants that gush forth from all of the building’s balconies, as well as narrow corridors and the hotel’s rooftop. The facade, made primarily from locally-sourced sandstone, provides the perfect backdrop to the lush greenery. Coupling local sandstone with native plants offers a unique homage to the hotel’s environment, without creating even a hint of an eyesore.
Inside the hotel, the guest rooms are minimally appointed and filled with daylight, which streams in from the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. The Atlas Hotel also features a serene swimming pool sitting in the property’s protected courtyard, surrounded by trees and grass in a park-like setting. An onsite restaurant and café operate all day long, and guests can lounge in the expansive communal dining room that opens onto the pool deck. Other amenities include a wellness center offering spa and massage services, and a fitness room.
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