The Line Hotel, Los Angeles. A “fusion” project.

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A building dating from the '60s in Los Angeles’ Koreatown has been converted into a hotel, a manifesto of the city’s “fusion” culture and a distillate of its essence.

The Line Hotel, Los Angeles. A “fusion” project.

An iconic building designed in 1964 by architects Daniel Mann Johnson + Mendenhall (DMJM) on Los Angeles’ Wilshire Boulevard, located in a strategic position between Beverly Hills, Downtown and Hollywood, has undergone a substantial renovation.
The project, conducted by The Sydell Group in partnership with famous designer Sean Knibb, chef Roy Choi and baristas The Houston Brothers, produced a unique setting that mirrors the soul of this multicultural city.
The modern interiors feature bare concrete. The custom-designed decor of the rooms and suites was created by Sean Knibb incorporating subtle references to local tradition, with the finishing touches added by works of art.
The hotel includes not only a restaurant and a cocktail bar but an “art boutique concept store” operated by the Poketo artists’ collective, for a visit packed with art and culture.

(Christiane Bürklein)

Design: The Sydell Group (http://www.sydellgroup.com) con Sean Knibb (http://knibbdesign.com), Roy Choi, The Houston Brothers, Poketo (http://poketo.com)
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Year: 2013
Photos: Courtesy of The Line Hotel
The Line Hotel www.thelinehotel.com


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