Overnight in the sleep-pipes

Austria's relatively new dasparkhotel is an inn "constructed from repurposed, incredibly robust drain pipes."

Each pipe's Zen-like "external simplicity," we're told, "surrounds an unexpectedly comfortable interior – full headroom, double bed, storage, light, power, woolly blanket and light cotton sleeping bag. All other hotelery devices (toilets, showers, minibar, cafe, etc) are supplied by the surrounding public space." Which means you piss in the bushes...?
In any case, dasparkhotel uses "simultaneously functional and comfortable concrete sleep-pipes" – or architecturally repurposed drains – to "offer the chance to experience a place in a totally new way."

According to Wallpaper, the hotel is "a big hit among passing canoeists."

(Via Archinect).

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Blogger colinrt said...

you reckon one has pipe dreams in one of these "rooms"? lol...

October 23, 2006 2:55 AM  
Blogger JustinSpace.com said...

Lovely except there is a decent chance that that cement was reinforced with asbestos.

October 24, 2006 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see the South African movie Totsi - where homeless children live in these (minus the beds & flower prints)- I know for a fact that happens. Cannot make up my mind if this trendy use, is a homage or a bit frivolous. Does it make me a bit sad or give me hope that people are being more sustainable? I guess I just have sad connotations that maybe I should not bring to this.

October 25, 2006 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like this idea. It has my wheels turning....

June 14, 2007 7:32 PM  
Blogger Odille said...

Surely there would be condensation and drips? . . . but I guess it is more comfortable than sleeping in kayak!

August 07, 2007 1:46 PM  

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