The copper wall
Monday, 30 June 2009
The copper wall in the hotel is an integral part of the concept of the building.
On a dramatic cliff top it visually and physically anchors the building back to the solidity of the rock beneath and the road behind. It visually establishes the boundaries of the space it occupies, providing a strong element that separates the functions of the hotel, the public private, the tranquil and the social. The wall also has a technical purpose; it is a supporting spine providing structural support.
Walls are solid, honest structures, powerful and captivating providing a sense of place and comfort, ease and security. And yet walls can hide secrets, they ‘have ears’, they can be mysterious. They can unite and divide at the same time.
“Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication.” Simone Weil, Philosopher
the Scarlet has joined Twitter!
Wednesday, 25 June 2009
Hello! We have taken online social networking by storm and have joined twitter! For those of you who are unsure what Twitter is exactly here is a definition from Wikipedia ‘Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read each others’ updates, known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to other users - known as followers - who have subscribed to them’. It is actually really fun and you can follow your favourite celebs as well as friends and of course the minute by minute updates on the Scarlet. To follow us search for theScarletHotel.
We have also got more info and photos as well as a place for you to ask us questions or let us know what you think of the Scarlet on our Facebook pages http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Newquay-United-Kingdom/The-Scarlet/51370355215?ref=ts and http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=36472144939&ref=ts.
Look forward to seeing you online!
Recycled wooden groynes from Plymouth Harbour
Tuesday, 17 June 2009
Wooden groynes are used for various reasons in engineering - especially marine engineering. We have managed to source the wooden groynes used in the outdoor areas of The Scarlet from Plymouth Harbour. The groynes were no longer needed in the harbour and were looking for a new home. The idea fits in perfectly with our sustainability policy as well as allowing the exterior to meld itself with the surrounding environment.
We think the groyne above ‘2 persons only’ must have come from a ferry dock - it is now separating the outside area of a few of our rooms. The second image shows the groynes sheltering the hot tub area - quite a view!