Puro Hotel

Puro Hotel

Architect
OHLAB
Location
Palma, Spain
Category
Hotels
Stories By
OHLAB


Ritmonio
José Hevia

Puro Hotel

OHLAB as Architects

Refurbishment of a boutique hotel Puro is an iconic 22 room boutique hotel located in the heart of La Lonja, in the historical center of Palma. Adapting itself to the different existing buildings, the hotel has an irregular configuration. The refurbishment project by OHLAB takes advantage of that complexity as a potential tool to generate unexpected and unique spaces where each room is different from each other. The project solves every room with individualized and unique layouts and solutions. The selection of natural and local materials emphasizing the Mediterranean essence has been very important. Another important focus has been the conception of the bathrooms as spaces for pleasure, spacious and integrated with the bedrooms, with generous, sculptural and freestanding bathtubs placed in the bedrooms just as another piece of furniture. The artist Pedro Oliver worked closely with OHLAB producing a special pictorial work for this project, a series of unique custom made mural paintings strategically placed in each room. Puro is defined as an urban oasis, cosmopolitan and contemporary but with local roots that make it unique. A simple palette of natural materials is a constant throughout the project: oak wood, cement sinks and bathroom walls, recovered mares-stone walls – the traditional limestone used in traditional majorcan architecture-, natural hemp ropes, stainless steel switches and fittings, aged leather, linen, cotton, fabrics designed by OHLAB and produced on ancient majorcan looms for upholstery, cushions and plaids, raffia carpets and wicker baskets produced locally, etc. Also, the solid wooden mandala doors, hallmark of the hotel since its origins, have been recovered.


The majority of the furniture has been specifically designed by OHLAB for the hotel. Beds, headboards, benches, pure and simple lines are integrated in the room creating a relaxed and lounge atmosphere. Out of this furniture designed is worth highlighting a series of aged bronze pieces inspired on traditional metal carts that bellboys use for carrying the luggage, which replace the old cabinets, desks, minibars and support furniture.


The new maxi bar cart, included within this series, includes the more ludic items of the room and works like a fragment of a real bar with all the tools required to perform the best cocktails inside the room.


SETTING UP SUITES BATHROOMS

Ritmonio as Manufacturers

Adapting itself to the different existing buildings, this boutique hotel renovation has a highly irregular configuration. The refurbishment project by OHLAB takes advantage of this complexity as a potential tool to generate unexpected and unique spaces where each room is different from each other.


The project solves every room with individualized and unique layouts and solutions. The selection of natural and local materials emphasizing the Mediterranean essence has been very important.


Another important focus has been the conception of the bathrooms as spaces for pleasure, spacious and integrated with the bedrooms, with generous, sculptural and freestanding bathtubs placed in the bedrooms just as another piece of furniture. 


More from the Manufacturer:

The Purohotel of Palma de Mallorca was built in the middle of the old town in the “La Lonja” area, into an historical building dated XVIII century. The structure, bought in 1998, was inaugurated for the first time in 2004 and it was lately renovated by the architectural firm OHLAB.


Keeping the original building structure, where each room is different from the other, the architects started renewing the bathrooms that stand on unusual spaces into the rooms.


Simplicity, pale nuances that recall the colours of the earth, balance between shape and substance are the main issues of the project for which the series Diametro35 Inox of Ritmonio has been chosen.


The original concept aimed at transforming the hotel rooms, every one with its own style, into spiritual offers for the island, offering a simple design to make people feel comfortable and relaxed just by watching them.


The iconic series of Ritmonio’s perfectly blent in. It became the perfect element around which the architects could build a space totally aimed at people’s health and well-being. The various solutions and models, such as the free standing bath and shower mixers, gave to architects the possibility to freely use their design imagination.


Stainless steel gives elegance and dynamism to the series so that it can be used not only for contracts but also for high-end residential projects and for luxury Spa where the research on style is especially needed.


Technical Features: The products of Diametro 35 Inox, made of stainless steel 316 L, are water saving, they are identified by the word ECO, their water flow is less than 9 l/min. They are made to encourage people to use the environmental resources in a friendly way.


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