Emperor Hotel by asap, Beijing, China

Designed by asap, the site of the Emperor HotelBeijing, China was once occupied by a public bath and so the spirit of bathing and mystery will live on in the new hotel. The design is organized not by spaces and circulation but by emotions and dreams; not by materials and details but by illusions and memories. All the rooms at The Emperor Qianmen, are named after Chinese characters related to the element “Shui”, literally water, embodying fashion and health in five different ways. The room “Desire” is characterized by passion and romance; the room “Serenity” by simplicity and serenity; the room “Mystery” by return of nature and the room “Floating” by meditation. The room “Wonder”, in particula

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