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Icelandic design studio Döðlur has paired 20th-century design pieces with custom-made furniture inside this hotel-cum-hostel on Reykjavík’s waterfront. Spread out across the fourth and fifth floors of a large former warehouse in the Icelandic capital, Oddsson Ho(s)tel is equipped to accommodate up to 230 guests.
Sleeping pods come in two varieties: regular ones, situated in rows, and slightly fancier looking ones, built right behind book shelves. Although varying slightly in size, the comfort is similar and all pods are fitted out with reading lamps. And you’ve guessed it, all hostel guests makes use of a well-equipped shared bathroom.
The transformation of the premises has been inspired by both the history and park-side location of this former college building. The original lecture hall and science lab have been retained while other spaces have seen an equally meticulous transformation, using cool cartoon-like graphics and pops of colour.
Supporting the bold and inspirational identity of The Student Hotel, a graphic – and second – layer was implemented portraying club-scene and street-art murals instead of traditional paintings. Also old illustrations from study books, graphic blow-ups and unexpected color statements were directly composed onto the walls offering a colorful contrast with the coarse concrete frames of the building.
A quirky mash-up of materials, colours and details, the overall look is very coherent and makes generator Berlin a welcoming place that quickly grows on you. There’s rough wood panelling and open ceilings, raw copper panels against black walls in the basement and the simple furniture and mastic asphalt in the breakfast area that contrast with the mirrored ceiling in the bar are just some examples of the design details that are featured.
The floor on the social areas was drawn by the architects and crafted with a very antique technique of pressing cement tiles. Led by Marcos, Vital Oficina crafted the 1500 piece tensionated mylar net that protects the windows and blue portuguese tiles on the facades. They’re also responsible for the led lit lounge ceiling and a world map made of 6000 metal bolts.