TEAM: Hilal Ustüner, Dilara Birlik, Merve Körbahti, Cennet Gizem Diker, Medine Hande Soyal – Gazi University

Sleeping conditions, as a kind of subconscious ritual, are the entirety of motions/activities changing among individuals. Every single person in the world has distinct sleeping practices which take place on spaces and surfaces with varying flexibilities. Accommodation facilities merely offer standardized sleeping arrangements. Our proposal aims to provide people an unusual/extraordinary/unique sleeping experience. “sleepin” appears as an innovative station allowing people to experiment their sleeping practices/habits anew.

What is “sleepin”

Sleepin is a station for sleeping located at the borders of transportation networks.

Formation of “sleepin”

Sleepin is designed as a bubble, which takes references from round and spherical contours found in nature. The form of the bubble can be deformed according to the needs and desires of the user, supporting the idea of customized design. The bottom surface of the bubble where it touches to the ground makes a curve into the inner volume to create the bedding. Outer shell is covered by movable pin supports. These pin supports also aid to manipulate the volume along with the design criteria emphasized as “unique, customized and adaptable design.” By means of the pins, the user has the opportunity to define the inner space, as well as to modify the outer shell by interacting with the surface.

Working principle of “sleepin”

The strength of “sleepin” is granted by its structural spine/backbone. Entrance is allowed through the door hinged to the spine. The desired form is obtained by the motion of the pins placed on the shell and on the bedding volume. The motion is achieved with forces of compression and pulling. After the application of the forces, the pins are locked and the intended shape is fixed. The structural pins are of three types as transparent, semi-transparent and opaque. Transparency allows natural lighting. In the lack of natural light, inner leds provide necessary enlightenment to the inner sleeping area.

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