Hypercubus by WG3

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Hypercubus by WG3

Austrian architects WG3 have designed a mobile hotel room that could be delivered to all kinds of outdoor locations.

Hypercubus by WG3

The small modular container, named Hypercubus, provides enough space for two people to stay inside comfortably.

Hypercubus by WG3

Instead of creating a rectilinear container, the architects designed a room that tips upwards at the front and lifts the entrance off the ground.

Hypercubus by WG3

The prepaid accommodation was planned for sites with available facilities, but each room still comes with its own sink and toilet.

Hypercubus by WG3

Although just a prototype at present, the mobile rooms could be used for hire at large outdoor events.

Hypercubus by WG3

Other mobile architecture we've featured includes a booth for napping at airports and a tiny travelling theatre.

Hypercubus by WG3

Photography is by Karin Lernbeiß.

Here's some explanation from WG3:


Hypercubus Mobile Hotel room for 2 people

The Hypercubus concept is based on three fundamental concepts:
» the use of open areas with available infrastructure (alternatively also self-sufficient)
» the construction of small modular living units that are transportable
» the creation of a new concept in tourism (the prepaid apartment) with a uniform corporate design.

Hypercubus by WG3

The project develops an idea for tourism in the respective region. The ‘minimal housing’ apartments use existing resources, are transportable thanks to their mobile construction and are used where they are needed depending on the season. In this way, the very same object can be used at various locations during the year, according to wherever there is demand at the time. This means that location-dependent deficits in utilisation can be compensated out of season.

Hypercubus by WG3

Plan

For larger events, the living units can be brought together from across the region. The apartments create their own corporate design and thus form an identity for each (new) location.

Hypercubus by WG3

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  • http://www.glasstilewarehouse.com/brick-style Jane Fitzgerald

    The interior design looks really cool. What’s up with the one in the first pic above being positioned on a slant like that though? Seems like you’d always be leaning inside. Creative design!

  • Thomas Leach

    Well crafted but the designers are way too concerned about complying with the prevailing trends around sloping folding surfaces, oblique angles etc, so a nice idea is turned into something superficial and silly. Here today, gone tomorrow.

  • Mike

    What a great little “Grandpappy’s” beach house. Love the idea that it lifts its face to the dawn. Hypercubus Mobile small house for two people, ensuite shower and toilet, gas, hot water, small kitchen and double bed.

    I would do away with the silly elevated front stairs (use the entrance at the other end) and use that area as a little balcony overlooking the beach. I’m excited – I want one!

  • http://www.zumllc.com ZUM

    That’s pretty cool. Nice thinking on this one.