Hotel Hotel’s reclaimed timber interior by March Studio

March Studio Reclaimed Timber Interior

Melbourne designers March Studio transformed the foyer interior of Hotel Hotel in Canberra, using thousands of planks of salvaged wood. The planks are fixed around the ceiling and walls with steel rods, with stunning results. Surrounding the foyer’s grand staircase, the levitating wood, filters the light from outside, creating dramatic graphic vistas through the building. Most of the wood for the reclaimed timber interior was sourced from the site of the hotel, including offcuts from the facade. The design was named World Interior of the Year 2015 by the Inside Festival in Singapore.

Hotel Hotel Reclaimed Wood Interior

Hotel Hotel exterior view

Hotel Hotel Canberra Reclaimed Timber Interior

Reclaimed Wood Interior by March Studio

Hotel Hotel Foyer Reclaimed Wood

Photos by John Gollings

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Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).