Toronto-based The Design and style Agency have developed the Generator Hostel in Barcelona, Spain.
In Barcelona’s Gràcia district, a brief walk from Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Batlló apartments, Generator Barcelona marks not only the rebirth of a constructing, but also the emergence of the Generator brand. The interiors of the 1960s workplace creating have been completely gutted and rebuilt in a way that demonstrates the tremendous creativity that is being invested in this brand and in each place. The Style Agency has collaborated with nearby architects, suppliers and artists, generating special supergraphics, great, uncommon light fixtures and signature “G” sculptures.
As a flagship, Generator Barcelona combines each a hostel and a hotel. Related to Barcelona itself, its interiors are a tapestry of layers and types. Sleeping accommodations are basic and comfy and some supply private roof terraces with wonderful views of the city. The public places encourage guests to hang out and mingle, in a series of lounges offering varied seating choices and types, establishing comfortable nooks and socially engaging experiences.
Entry via its main doors towards the left leads guests to the warm and energetic hotel lobby and a rear bar with a vibrant mix of textures and patterns such as ornate Hungarian concrete floor tiles and earthy raw metals and woods, over which float 300+ lanterns inspired by Barcelona’s annual Festa Main de Gràcia by nearby artist, Julie Plottier. The vibrant colors had been inpsired by Barcelona’s energy and sunlight.
Towards the correct of the entry is the hostel lobby with an internal pavilion that was inspired by Barcelona’s nautical history. Splayed, 23-foot higher wooden boards recall the ribs of a ship’s hull. It has also been dubbed “the Bird Cage”, an association accentuated by its 3 hanging loungers with neon colored accent pillows by Barcelona design organization, Woouf!.
A function staircase winds its way up through the Bird Cage to a glass balconied mezzanine overlooking the hostel lobby. Here guests can loosen up in the library exactly where the main attraction is a photobooth that enables them to take a spontaneous retro-style photo strip with buddies, and to also upload the pictures to popular social media outlets. Alternatively, guests can entertain themselves with a choice of board games and other curiosities, or use the games room with a pool table, foosball table, loungers and World wide web stations.
Design and style: The Design and style Agency
Graphic Design and style: The Design Agency / Carlos Coido, Ibinser
Nearby Project Architect: Ibinser
Photo Credit: Nikolas Koenig