TEAM: Stefano De Oliveira Figueiredo, Flavio Facchini – Accademia di Architettura di Mendrsio
Have you ever seen an entire city become a hotel?
Our idea is to transform the obslete and static idea of hotels, and make it a dinamyc element within the City. To develop this idea we explode the current typology of hotels and we took the basic part of it: the room.
The room is all that we need; a little cell where we can live during our stay.
The current position of hotels usually restrict our movements and interaction with the City, because we have to start and end our day all the time in the same position. To solve this problem and achieve our concept idea, we make this cells movable. In order to our technology development we took ‘drones’ and we employ it to move our cells inside the city. How we can do it? Simple: with one device application we can decide where to move our room-cell! Today is very easy connect our devices to internet, we belive that in the future the internet connection will be a rule. So this allows us to choise – with only one finger – where we want to sleep!
The room-cell provides all the facilities that we need: bed, shower, wc, and a little closet.
The design was develop to assemble multiple cells, so they can form small hotel sites and locate more than one room-cell in a single spot. Cells can fit unused City spaces and permit a simple storage, for example: In periods of low turists flow.
With this simple idea we don’t have to spend a lot of time choosing the best located hotel: the City will become our hotel!