Photos create mood and tell a story
Glass Elevator Cabs
Service / Recreational
Type of Glass
According to the interior designers at Looney & Associates, the design concept was to design a large-scale hotel with detail, ambiance, and character with using the local region as inspiration. Throughout the hotel the Texas theme is prominent – from the 530 foot Texas-shaped lazy river on the roof, to the various art pieces on the walls. Doug Childers, principal at Morris Architects adds, “this project is not just about building a hotel. The key to attracting more national and statewide conventions to Houston is to surround the convention center with an active district that has a distinctive Houston character."
Each of the six cabs was adorned with a different space photo, some of which included an astronaut floating weightlessly in space as well as a stunning view of earth from the International Space Station.
Glass In Action
The elevator cabs give tribute to the well-known fact that Houston is recognized as the world capital of space exploration with NASA space center. Each of the six cabs was adorned with a different space photo, some of which included an astronaut floating weightlessly in space as well as a stunning view of earth from the International Space Station. The three glass panels in each elevator were created using a technographic interlayer application that transformed the images into a durable, photographic tribute to space exploration. These images leave an out-of-this-world impression that is both breathtaking and thought-provoking.
Once a parking lot, this space has been transformed into a distinguished Houston skyscraper. The Marriott Marquis does a wonderful job of celebrating the unique characteristics of Texas and bringing a sense of community to the conference center.
Morris Architects / Looney & Associates
Travertine Elevator Interiors
Gloria Johnson - SCI
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