02 alter altar

Etymologically, the word hotel is linked to the meaning of a building seeing frequent visitors. Alter Altar is a commission for the Gladstone House in Toronto which takes this idea of frequency and uses it as a spatial concept relating to the space of a hotel room. Tangibly, the people and objects within hotel rooms are in constant state of change: moving in and moving out. Intangibly, our everyday essential objects that we bring within hotel rooms become sacred; the only possessions we have and our only comforts of home. Alter Altar imagines the space of the hotel room being transformed using frames and drawings to represent this concept of oscillation between the sacred and the mundane.