Hypercubus Mobile Hotel RoomThe Art Dossier on August 7, 2012 with 0 Comments
It seems that as of late, smaller is better, especially when it comes to travel and city living. It looks like Mayor Boomberg’s adAPT NYC design competition has taken a page from Austrian design firm studio WG3, who in 2011 conceived of the ‘hypercubus’, a small, self sufficient, mobile hotel room.
Developed as an idea for the tourism industry, Austrian firm studio WG3 has conceived the ‘hypercubus’, a mobile hotel room. The concept of the design is built on three fundamental concepts: employing open areas with available infrastructure (or also could be self-sufficient); the creation of small modular units which are portable and introducing a new element to the traveler of a pre-paid apartment, under a unified corporate design. The minimal housing units were specifically fabricated to use existing resources and be transportable, and can adapt to particular needs depending on the season. With a single architectural component, the project reinterprets the notion of accommodation as it can be totally independent technically; installation can be non-permanent and several hypercubus’ can be grouped into clusters. (via designboom)
Right now the hypercubus are available in Austria and can be transported from place to place in the Burgenland region. For more incredible images of the hypercubus including interior shots and information on the ‘Making Of’ visit designboom.com.