Monday, April 14, 2008
apart-hotel design by Tim Payne
Designed by Tim Pyne. Parking lots are a sometime necessary blight of urban landscapes and a cheap way for landowners to generate income with minimal financial commitment. That being the case, there are more parking lots in some areas than needed and much of this real estate goes mostly unused.
Enter London based Architect Tim Pyne. He has conceptualized a practical and stylish apart-hotel design for all those empty lots that is both profitable for the land owners and environmentally responsible. By creating reusable 500 sq. ft. pods that can be individually trucked in and stacked up, these modular living spaces are perfect for business travelers looking for comfortable alternatives to hotels. Exterior walls can be branded or stylized(using bus-film technology) in any decor to better fit local attitudes or sponsored initiatives.
When the property owners want their land back(as a result of this urban revitalizing idea), this apart-hotel can simply be trucked into the next empty lot and start the cycle all over again, leaving nothing behind but one lingering question…where does all the poop go?