Brutalist architecture is divisive. Some people love it, seeing the beauty in its rawness, while others dismiss it as cold or, simply, ugly. The building that Stockholm’s At Six hotel currently occupies was built in the 1970s, when brutalism was the style of choice in many countries. Though originally designed to be a hotel, it instead became the HQ for a Swedish bank. It has since been reclaimed by the Nordic Hotels & Resorts group, and at the very capable hands of Universal Design Studio, is now the grand luxury hotel it was always meant to be.
The interior architects wanted to create a hotel that you wouldn’t expect to find behind the brutalist facade; something personable and engaging. The hotel’s interior is awash with various shades of grey, with natural materials and textures used to create a dynamic space. Everything has been tastefully curated by the architects; it has that old world luxury hotel charm, as if it’s been there all along, but it also looks completely modern and sleek at the same time.