Location: Russia, Moscow
Square: 15,000 m2
The concept of the Cosmos Hotel is a strict and recognizable image that stands out against the background of the rich surrounding buildings. The 21-storey hotel is based on an array of two-storey stylobate, surrounded by a number of columns. Panoramic glazing, as the main forming element of the stylobate facades, provides a visual connection between the interior decoration and the street. The silhouette of the hotel is crowned with the bright glass volume of the restaurant. The prevailing minimalism of the image is a contrast to the detailing of the facade solutions.
The facade refers to the meadows of the Nagatinskaya floodplain. Light ripples on the lower tier are achieved by floor-by-floor windowing and flow into the quiet water surface on the upper floors, formed by wide panoramic windows. The facade is structured according to the gradient principle, with each floor increasing the glazing area and improving the view characteristics. The laconicism and integrity of the image, together with the dynamics and texture of the facade plastics, form a bright and emotional look.
Textured fiber cement defines the bulk of the building. The alternating tilt of the panels creates depth and relief, which allows to actively include chiaroscuro in the formation of the image of the object. Dots of copper-colored metal add vibrant accents.
The interior was based on the idea of creating a green oasis in the metropolis. Visual and tactile immersion in nature is largely due to finishing materials – wood in wall panels, floor coverings, built-in furniture, fences; decorative plasters of warm natural shades, repeating the texture of the stone; ceramic granite under terrazzo.
The lobby greets the visitor with a glass garden installation. Natural shapes that mimic waves cover the side walls; delicate brass inserts serve as a frame, while furniture in muted green acts as an accent color.
The halls of the room fund are decorated with olive shade and textured carpet with floral patterns. The rooms are bright, wood is actively used in the interior, and a delicate olive shade is used in the fabrics. Decorative elements reflect nature in its various manifestations – these are dried flowers and dry branches, and logs of a tree, and natural greenery.
Public spaces, such as conference rooms and the restaurant, contain one expressive ceiling technique – the massive monnier vaults or caissons. Rack panels, large-format terrazzo, carpet with loop pile serve as delicate framing for such techniques.
The unique design of the facade filled with meanings creates an integral artistic image that is actively revealed against the background of a simple and calm