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Swire Hotel Opens Fourth House in Shanghai with The Middle House

10 February 2018

By Natalie White

Located in the heart of Shanghai's popular commercial district and in close proximity to the city's fashionable Nanjing Road (West), The Middle House continues the company's philosophy of intimate luxury, delivered with highly-personalised service.

Italian visionary Lissoni Piero, renowned architect and founder of Lissoni Architettura in Milan has blended a local twist to his modernist aesthetic at The Middle House.

The hotel's exterior façade features a series of round aluminum louvers, which provide shade and privacy for the guest rooms to create a textured aesthetic that visually distinguishes the hotel’s two towers from surrounding developments.

While louvers with their functional, uniform slats are a familiar sight in Shanghainese architecture, using round frames gives them a refreshing new spin.

For the interior spaces, Lissoni took inspiration from Shanghai's rich heritage of craftsmanship and culture, marrying his minimalist style with classical Shanghainese elements.

His signature is apparent in the subtle yet impactful combinations of bold lines, materials and colours, the overall theme is enhanced by décor and custom furnishing inspired by Shanghai's culture of art and craftsmanship, providing an intriguing marriage of the old and new.

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