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Brief Published: 9 Aug 2012

Hypercubus: Mobile Hotel


Austrian design group Studio WG3 has created a self-sufficient modular hotel room that aims to immerse guests more deeply in nature as a way of disconnecting with the urban world.

Each cube is made of protected wood and comes with a metal staircase incorporated into the structure to support it. One corner of the cube is bolted to a concrete block leaving the opposing edge facing towards the skyline – an upward aspect that generates a sense of openness even within the compact space.  

The interior is split into three sections: the lower floor is dedicated to a bathroom, the middle floor is a minimalist living area, and a sleeping area can be found in the upper compartment. For those who want to expand on the generic modern styling, traditional or rustic interior features can be incorporated into each of the rooms to personalise the space.

While the adaptability of the cubes mean they can effectively be transformed for any use – an office, for instance – mobility is one of the design’s strongest features. The lightweight modular structures can easily be transported to other locations, ideal for tourist destinations with a seasonal bias.

See Disconnected Destinations for a deeper insight into hospitality concepts plugging into a rising consumer desire for disconnected downtime. Also look out for our Pop-Up Hotels report, coming later this month.

Studio WG3