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Hotel Topazz by BWM & Michael Manzenreiter

VIENNA – In Austria an ultra-modern hotel façade has been plopped into the city’s historic centre.

The hotel rests on a 153-sq-m corner plot near Hoher Markt Square. While it rises to the same height as its neighbours – an element that helps it blend in – it’s unique façade helps it stand out. An grid of large circular windows dot the dark brown surface, allowing pockets of interior light to glow from within.
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‘The staggered configuration of the elliptical windows mirrors the varying floor heights of the adjacent buildings in a playful manner,’ says architect Erich Bernard of Vienna-based BWN. ‘It provides an easy-going, weightless contrast to the uniformity of the hotel’s historic surroundings.’

Inside, the windows are backed with wells large enough to accommodate a person. Guests can lounge inside the wells, taking in views of the city below. Interior design was realized by Michael Manzenreiter.

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Out Now: Mark #68
Out Now: Mark #68

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