TownHouse Street Milano Duomo — Milan, Italy
The latest venture from the group that brought us Milan’s TownHouse collection of boutique hotels is the second instalment of their TownHouse Street ’permanent hospitality space’ concept. Aimed at eliminating the trappings of your typical hotel, such as reception areas, lobbies and corridors, these lodgings are conceived as individual rooms that can be accessed directly from the street via an electronic keypad. Unlike the first offering, in the raw and emerging east of the city, this one has a decidedly well-heeled address, being just a few steps from the Duomo. The brainchild of Alessandro Rosso, who once again teamed up with local architect Simone Micheli, the TownHouse Street Milano Duomo comprises four single and three double-room studios. Lined with striking wall graphics, these glossy spaces are punctuated by bright bursts of colour in the form of yellow furnishings and blue backlit mirrors.