Timothy Quirk


‘Nowhereness’ exists within a moment of interlude, when you become transfixed, motionless with wonder and for a brief period of time your consciousness is positioned more within your mental state than within your physical space. Taking into consideration the possibility to produce specific models for interaction within our spatial environment and the potential to construct atmospheres which purposefully and positively affect wellbeing, this project produces a concept hotel which considers the relationship between people and their immediate surroundings and explores how certain modes of interaction can produce the psychological and physiological result of slowing down. ‘Slow House’ aims to address preconceived notions of a hotel experience by disrupting and challenging conventional spaces and user journeys and by bringing people’s awareness to the present encounter. The result is a considered design and situations that provoke increased levels of curiosity, wonder and feelings of calm, respite and interlude.