An Anywhere Nights Stay - Non Architecture Competitions

An Anywhere Nights Stay

TEAM: Sebastian Murillo Nader, Adolfo Fajardo Bernal, Regina Cortés Garza – Universidad de Monterrey

Nowadays space can only be defined through the understanding of the relationships that exist within, which determine distributions, abundance and flow. By understanding the spatial complexity and its relation to social practices, designers more often generate algorithms and set parameters to establish relations between distinct elements. A chain reaction is produced that works as a relationship network which develops in space and defines it. (Hensel, 2009)

A heterogeneous and present city is identified as a single open space where no divisions exist but rather connections altering each other. A disperse and strategic accommodation system, responds appropriately to the way a city works, as a fluctuating organism.

It may be appropriate for a hotel to work in a dynamic and displaceable way so it can address more specifically the needs of each user. Therefore, a new type of hosting is proposed that, taking advantage of current aspects of mobility, accessibility, and technology, functions as a disperse system in which all its parts may relocatable according to the situation. Providing the city of relocatable spaces satisfying specific demands, turns any site in the ideal location that each user needs and adapts to the changing market trends.

It works as following: a hotel is divided into rooms, which are scattered throughout a city. A user chooses a certain location, considered the most appropriate to meet his/her needs and makes a request through a mobile application. The demand enters a system and the nearest available room responds moving the unit to the required site, pending a series of evaluated conditions. After fulfilling its function, the unit receives maintenance in a power station. A cycle is completed and feedback is issued to all the users: client, room owner, host (land owner), and the system.

The room is a designed object that takes into account the qualities of movement, function and maintenance. It has certain well-established fixed and variable parameters, which can be shared, making it possible to decentralize the manufacturing process. By leaving some of those parameters open to customization, the design can adapt to any site conditions and it still assures quality service and system efficiency. These units provide a simple stay in a strange place fulfilling everything needed for basic comfort. It pursues an experience of connection and interaction with the context.

This hosting system has the advantages of offering a wide range of stay options within a city, basically any place that can fit the design and can be lent/rented: parking lots, empty parcels, public parks, etc. And because of this, places can be reached where investing in a building is simply not an option. The flexibility of this project is greater and better adapted to the fast pace of today. Furthermore, a change is generated in the dynamics of a site, resulting in different actions and responses. This new experience will encourage the gradual transition to a flexible city, where citizens increasingly have an active participation.