The Hamilton - Boutique Hotel
The brief entailed the creation of a boutique hotel with the comforts of home, and where all the functional requirements of the most demanding business professionals are addressed during their stay; space efficient design is key in order to maximize the use of a relatively small site.
Two densely planted private courtyards are used for functions and recreational space and are landscaped in such a way as to give the impression that the site is larger than it is in reality. Rainwater is directed through custom-designed rainspouts into the garden and water is used to generate calming white noise. The first floor consists of 6 private suites with en-suite bathrooms, a feature of which are the “bathtub” bay windows that make the rooms more spacious. The interior is designed for different uses with a large degree of overlapping. The main living areas also host private functions, while the open plan kitchen is available to patrons for their own use, emphasizing the idea of a “home away from home”.
Architects: Pierre Swanepoel and Mohammed Adam (studioMAS architects + urban designers)
Interior Designer: Lee-Ann Bell (Mezzanine Interiors)
Text by: Edna Peres