Anyone looking to instantly banish the long winter blues would do well to immerse themselves in the desert colors of Palm Springs, California—and we’re not talking burnt sienna and yellow ochre. Thanks to the architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat of Stamberg Aferiat + Associates, guests at the Saguaro hotel will find an audacious rainbow of colors awaiting them amid the arid mountain air and desert palms.
“We turned to the desert for the color palette and organized the color in homage to the paintings of Victor Vasarely and Yaacov Agam. In this way when the buildings are viewed from one direction, the spectrum reveals itself in one way as compared to the opposite direction. The effect on each balcony allows one to be encircled by counterpoints of the spectrum, creating a warm, welcoming feeling. The balcony colors then inform the palette of the guest rooms. The balcony colors reappear on the doors of the guest rooms, enlivening the hallways and bringing the color experience full circle.” And, my, what an exhilarating circle!