These hotel rooms look like trippy M.C. Escher drawings

A life-sized optical illusion

M.C. Escher was a master of mind-boggling perspective. The Dutch
artist, known for his isometric drawings and “impossible
objects,” bent the boundary between two and three dimensions.

Despite their 3D appearance, Escher’s drawings exist
steadfastly on the page. But a new hotel in Guilin, China, is
bringing the artist’s vision to life with a pair of guesthouses
dedicated to optical illusions.

Forest green hallway with white stairs
Chao Zhang via

Studio 10
designed two rooms—”Maze” and “Dream”—
for The Other Place hotel, and they’re a fantastical reimagining
of Escher’s trippy work. Maze is a 650-square-foot suite painted
forest green and white. The space is designed around a series of
angular floating staircases that when viewed from straight-on look
like 2-D drawings. “Dream” is designed in a similar style, only
with a soft pink and white palette.

Room with pink stairs and black doors
Chao Zhang via

Both guesthouses feature a
Monument Valley
-esque series of doors and shuttered windows
that look like they might open onto an endless maze of rooms. In
truth, both suites have only two bedrooms, but that probably
won’t stop guests from getting lost.

Room with green walls and a series of white stairs
Chao Zhang via
Room with pink floor and backlit bed
Chao Zhang via


Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
These hotel rooms look like trippy M.C. Escher drawings