Teresa Sapey Estudio / Room Mate Hotels
“The main challenge encountered when designing a hotel lies in the difficulty of creating a comfortable and welcoming space. Furthermore, this comes across strongly, when we take into account that this specific space is not utilized for more than a few hours. Moreover, nowadays, we expect much more from a hotel: not only the basics must be guaranteed, but also an emotional connection which makes us “feel at home” is required.
The solution to the difficulties encountered when dealing with such a tiny space can be easily understood by observing Rubik’s cube. Here, in fact, the various modules spin around a central axis in order to obtain various colored faces. Therefore, the modules are assembled accordingly to the customers’ needs, independently or collectively, and, hence, they are able to accommodate multiple rooms in just a few square meters.
The access is not a conventional one, nor it is framed by a door, but rather a large panel of apples is set to unveil a hallway which leads into the central module: a neutral space. Once inside it, the various integrated functions that dress-up the neutral space are found and established through the integration of easily removable modules that need to be configured accordingly: a reception, a master bedroom and dressing room, a dining room, a bathroom, a bar and, finally, a gym and a resting area.”