InterContinental Houston brasserie

Title

InterContinental Houston brasserie

Description

Rendering of Inter-Continental Houston brasserie by Syd Mead.

From Neal Prince's Interior Design Concept for the hotel: "This eating area for breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be inspired by authentic cultural ornamentation of Mexico but expressed in a contemporary manner; however, there will be no fakery. When an antique is indicated an antique will be used. Mexican detail itself may be manipulated into a new form; for instance, the pierced tin work so popular as small lanterns could be enlarged to a wall of flickering light. Terracotta chiaroscuro or typical weavings could be used as wall covering; contemporary frescoes or paintings will continue the popularity of murals; -- but no sham plaster work, arches nor ironwork bent to simulate wrought iron.

The space will be planned on divisible levels surrounding a central skylighted atrium featuring a permanent buffet. The floors will be a combination of carpet, wood and glazed tile. The lighting requires special study to avoid 'garden lanterns' and fake windows. One outside wall provides natural light and outside planting should be theatrically lit at night to continue the illusion of natural light."

Creator

Prince, Neal A.

Contributor

Mead, Syd

Date

Approximately 1984

Subject

Hotels--Texas--Houston
Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts
Hotel restaurants
Architectural plans and drawings
Hotels--Decoration
Interior decoration

Rights

Neal A. Prince Special Collection & Archives, New York School of Interior Design, New York, NY, United States

Coverage

Houston, TX

Files

BRASERIE.jpg

Citation

Prince, Neal A., “InterContinental Houston brasserie,” Designing the Luxury Hotel: Neal Prince and the Inter-Continental Brand, accessed March 21, 2019, https://nealprince.omeka.net/items/show/112.

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