PLAZA HOTEL. This property is located under the freeway access to the Honolulu International Airport. Because of its negative view situation we designed the lobby to be an oasis into itself. The windows are draped in a sheer fabric with a palm leaf shadow impression which effectively blocks the view while allowing a pleasant indirect glow of daylight. The lack of view is dealt with by the transformation of the ceiling into panels of Trompe L’oeil commissioned by a local artist to create a view as if at the Honolulu Zoo looking up. This overhead includes plants, tree tops, birds and monkeys. This light hearted solution to a difficult location brings a smile to the guests waiting in the lobby lounge.
PLAZA HOTEL, HONOLULU
MODEL APARTMENT, ADMIRAL THOMAS
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