Founded in 2017, Studio10 is an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice based in Shenzhen, China with a branch office in Hong Kong. Studio10 believes in providing highly bespoke, high-quality architecture, interior, master planning, graphic, product as well as other creative design services. Since its founding, the studio has been awarded with ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards (2019), FRAME Social Award Nomination (2019), DFA Design for Asia Awards (2018), among others.

The Other Place is a creative guesthouse by the Li River in Pingle County, Guilin, and Studio 10 has just finished the renovation of its Dream- and Maze-themed rooms. Inspired by the works of M.C. Escher, the architect meant to create a mysterious, infinite and impossible space with the seamless transformation amongst 2D and 3D as well as Optical Illusion elements.

The Dream rooms are characterized by a pale pink and white color palette while the Maze ones by a forest green and white color. The interior space looks serene and surreally fresh, far from the chaos of mundane daily life. All components from the reality world such as lighting fixtures and electronic appliances have been hidden behind a series of black-painted doors, maintaining the pristine, chimerical nature of the space. Anti-gravitational stairs lead to black doors, behind which there could be a trail leading to a secret forest – or some other unexpected findings that will surprise you.

If you have the chance, visit The Other Place guesthouse to experience the surreal spaces and lose yourself in the maze!


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