TEAM: Eleftheria Makroglou-Panousaki, Paul-Andreas Kitromilides

Millions of available rooms…instantly!

Hômtel was principally conceived to expand the places where people could stay in cities, for a short time and with a low budget. But the ambition, was also a project environmentally respectful, where existent unexploited spaces would be ”re-use”.

The solution? Using to good advantage, an other problem of our cities: The empty homes in Europe. Indeed, first revealed by the Guardian in 2014, in Europe there are 11 million of empty homes. More specifically, a research conducted by the INSEE ( National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies) in France, claimed that in Ile-de-France – region of Paris – the percentage of empty lodges was attempting the 6 %! It is important to notice, that the definition for an ’empty home’ by the aforementioned research, included homes: for sale/rent, already sale/rent but not occupied yet, conserved for exploitation in the futur, pending for succession, without reason.

Hômtel provide inexpensive places to stay, satisfying students, tourists, but also people who need to book on the spot. The concept of Hômtel was developed considering three central aspects : Flexibility, Conversion and Adaptation.

Find & Book – The Stand
The stand Find & Book will be provided with an interactive screen, where

people will Find on the map an available empty home and Book it. The movable structure, will permit to be transported and placed in important public spaces (ex. train stations, squares, etc.).

Bed & Chair-The Kit
The main idea was to create a folding kit that could be converted and used in

any environment. A transportable backpack, that could offer the essential furniture to stay in a place. A bed, a chair with a table or just a chair. The whole kit so compact, that it could be converted in an easily transportable bag. The purpose was to furnish instantly an empty home.

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