Hotel Lounge, a 130m2 room created by Gisele Taranto as part of the event Casa Cor Rio 2012, the biggest and most important event of national architecture and decoration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event takes place in an abandoned building, that was once a hotel.
As a contrast to the “urban decay” atmosphere, the space received the best of the international and national design furniture, together with important pieces of art that were present at ArtRio, an International Contemporary Art Fair that took place in September, in Rio de Janeiro.
Gisele proposed a room that keeps the floor, walls and ceiling in its existing conditions and inserted new details as little “surgeries”. The missing parts of the wood floor, for example, were completed with corten steel. New skirting boards were attached to the old ones with iron clips and its joints were filled with paper from old books. By the way, Gisele also created a “book wall”, using books as bricks to complete part of a missing wall, making reference to the works of the german Hubertus Gojowczyk. The ceiling received a new structure made of corten steel and polycarbonate below the existing one, creating a semi-transparent layer that allows a partial view of it in its real condition.