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King George, Għargħur, Malta by 3DM Architecture

Project name:
King George
Architecture firm:
3DM Architecture
Ghargur, Malta
Zak Pulis
Principal architect:
Maurizio Ascione
Design team:
Built area:
85 m²
Site area:
Design year:
Completion year:
ICI Ltd.
Interior design:
Civil engineer:
ICI Ltd.
Structural engineer:
Environmental & MEP:
3DM Architecture
3DM Architecture
Tools used:
AutoDesk, Elektra, Eurocraft, ICI, McNeel, Trimble
ICI Ltd.
Hospiyality › Hotel

3DM Architecture: In the heart of Għargħur, a quaint village steeped in history, stands a testament to architectural ingenuity and sensitivity – the King George Interior Project. This endeavor, encapsulated within the walls of a cherished old house of character, is more than just a renovation and extension; it's a meticulous homage to the essence of the village core.The vision for this project emerged from a profound understanding of the site's context. Tasked with the creation of a unique boutique hotel, the architects embarked on a journey to honor tradition while crafting an unforgettable experience for guests. The result? A harmonious blend of heritage preservation and contemporary innovation.

Central to the project was the notion of simplification – stripping away excess to reveal the true essence of each space. Every room was carefully curated to showcase only the essentials, allowing functionality to reign supreme without compromising on aesthetic appeal. The result is an environment that not only respects its historical roots but also seamlessly integrates with the surrounding village. However, authenticity goes beyond mere aesthetics. The team delved deep into the intricacies of spatial experience, meticulously studying view corridors, harnessing natural light, and fine-tuning every detail from furniture to fixtures.

Each element was thoughtfully selected to evoke a sense of connection – from the moment a guest steps foot into a room to the countless interactions that follow. The King George Interior Project serves as a beacon of inspiration for architects and enthusiasts alike, demonstrating the transformative power of architecture rooted in context and culture. It stands as a testament to the belief that, in the hands of skilled craftsmen, old can indeed meet new in a harmonious dance of tradition and innovation. As the doors of this remarkable boutique hotel open to the world, they not only invite guests to indulge in luxury but also beckon them to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Għargħur's history. In every corner, every meticulously crafted detail, lies a story waiting to be discovered – a story of reverence for the past and a vision for the future.

By Alfredo Gonzalez

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