The always-on-the-forefront-of-cool London is known to innovate at every turn – we get a lot of inspiration from The Modern House, which shows off so much next-level design work coming out of the UK (it’s the perfect site to lose yourself in on a rainy day, we’re warning you).
A project that we recently fell in love with is a hotel remodel by East London based architecture + design studio Holland Harvey. We were familiar with Holland Harvey’s work after seeing this old supermarket they transformed into a homeless shelter in an attempt to destigmatize homelessness and restore dignity to those who are struggling.
This new hotel is called Inhabit and Holland Harvey took a sustainable approach in the buildout by using nothing artificial: stone is stone, wood is wood, etc. It’s on-brand for the hotel’s theme as a self-proclaimed “restorative experience from a frenetic city” with a focus on health, wellness, and self-awareness.
Inhabit is one of the first wellness hotels of its kind in London, offering a meditation station, a yoga studio in an atrium, and restorative retreats with everything from lifestyle coaching to fermentation workshops.
Holland Harvey decided to open up the floor-plan of six restored Georgian townhouses (previously a traditional, labyrinth-like hotel) to create a more communal layout in common spaces.
During the renovation around 270 items (weighing 3 tons) were saved from landfills to be utilized in the buildout process.