SMALL HOTEL WITH LONG HISTORY
The walls of the small hotel ‘Little Albion Guest House’ are the synthesis of a rich past full of history, the same that Cressida Kennedy and Connie Alessi have refreshed with an almost kitsch design.
Cressida Kennedy, it is clear, likes to tell a unique story in each of its interior design projects, making reference to the place where they are located, their purpose and cultural, social and historical aspects of their own environment. He has been doing it since eight years ago he founded Space Control, the studio where he works as the new Little Albion Guest House, in the neighborhood of Surry Hills, Sydney. “I love every stage of the process and in particular the discovery phase, especially when there is an existing building,” says the designer, which is exactly the case of this small boutique hotel, which she has created in collaboration with Connie Alessi, and which, to a large extent, it occupies a former convent dating from 1903. The rest is in a more recent extension characterized by a structure of white brick, steel and glass that recalls the brutalist ar