The Rehabilitation Hotel for Technology is a speculative hotel for people who are addicted to information technology. The hotel interior design reflects critically on our embodied relationship and addiction to information technologies such as smartphones and other screen-based devices.
Interior Design BA(Hons)
Glasgow School of Art
The hotel is situated in the Caledonia Road Free Church ruins originally built in 1856 and designed by Alexander Thompson. Most of the original building was destroyed in a fire in 1965 and has been left into ruins ever since, placed
in-between two highway roads on a triangular island.
This project aims to question the conventional meaning and interiors of a rehabilitation centre while providing an alternative relaxed and less-clinical atmosphere. The space combines the comforts of a hotel with the intentions of a rehabilition centre. The activities and the feel of the space engage patient in new ways to empower the lasting effects of
Above: the entrance to the hotel and next to it an analogue phone room for the visitors. There is a small window where the receptionist sees anyone who uses the phone.
On the wall there is a shelf with phone number books.
Above: communal dining area, kitchen and the connection point
for the old Church ruins wall and the new building.
Right: clay workshop room with individual desks and mirrors for reflection
Above left: one-way mirror meeting room. The room simulates our online privacy with the one way mirror. We know that our online messages and conversations might not be private but nevertheless we keep going. Similarly all visitors to this room will be aware that the mirror wall is only one way.
Above: meet and greet group session room. Each participant is behind a screen where they can peek other participants through small holes. This reflects our experience of online social media where everyone can peek or speak to other people whilst remaining anonymous.
Rooftop private terrace and a garden for the hotel visitors.