Don't let the name fool you. The Dive Motel has taken the best bits of America's motor hotels and brought the design to a Wes Anderson-level visual experience.
Situated on Dickerson Pike in Nashville among car dealerships, old-school motels, and BBQ eateries, the Dive Motel conspires with hipster cafés to breathe new life into this typically American environment. And, oh boy, it does.
The project owners, Lyon Porter, and Jersey Banks, decided to be early adapters and try their luck on Dickerson Pike. A location that used to be home to motels you could rent hourly (yes, it's what you think it is), or by the week.
Before asphalt was laid on the outskirts of Nashville, buffalos were roaming around, but this wilderness was replaced by a modern concrete jungle.