I am always amazed at the elegant simplicity in the work of Canadian duo Yabu Pushelberg. Their work is so warm , yet so pared back. The palettes they use are always simple, so that one can easily notice the refined understanding of proportion and rigorous attention to detail they pursue. Here are a few images from their hotel projects.
The new W hotel Guangzhou, China
They repeat similar geometric screens elements, adapted with different materiality.
Not much bold colour for a W branded hotel! Good to see.
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. It’s all about repetition.
Verticality, broken by distant horizontal lines, with gently curved chairs.
Las Alcobas, Mexico City, reception
Las Alcobas, Mexico City, restaurant. The decorative corner wall panel is a nice surprise.
Las Alcobas, Mexico City – when architecture is sculpture.
St Regis, Bal Harbour, Florida – their motif plaid pattern on the floor.
St Regis, Bal Harbour, Residential lobby
Beautiful dark bronze and donkey hues highlighted with gold and framed with black.
wonderfully confusing space
I’ll bet the brides love this space.
St Regis Cabanas
St Regis, Bal Harbour, retail
The Hazelton, Toronto – one of the most famous YP hotels.
Wonderfully sexy dark bathroom in only one cladding material.