In an age when more and more people are recognizing the necessity of living in a loft or in a separate building, the design community inouce to make space for people commune in big cities. A good example of this kind of building is the recently opened concept hotel Lujan, designed by James & Mau.
The hotel is inside a former supermarket called Omnia. It is a historic building of historic significance, and the designers wanted to keep a part of it as a symbol of the history of the hotel. Because the space of the hotel is the limit, the designers decided to use the holes in the walls as a way of connecting the different levels, one more extreme than the other or in order to avoid placing all the plumbing units in one large space.
The designers also took extra care in order to make the bathroom extremely comfortable, and they managed to do all that by introducing a second floor with a roof garden, designed to surround the sleeping area. As you can see in the pictures, the roof garden is nowhere to be seen from the hotel’s exterior, but it does look at the back of the property.