Dutch Design Week 2015: Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Emmy Polkamp has designed a idea for travelling hotel tents that can be employed to develop accommodation in abandoned structures .
Made as a resting location for festival-goers or site visitors to occasions, the To A lot of Location tents supply single or double rooms that can be assembled inside disused buildings.
Polkamp created the notion to serve a double objective – to raise awareness of empty buildings, and give an substitute to classic hotel accommodation.
“The notion for a travelling hotel originated when I was in Slovenia last 12 months,” Polkamp informed Dezeen. “There I slept in a hotel that was situated in a lovely anti-squat creating, but the proprietor informed me he had to cease the hotel because he could no longer make use of this area.”
“Then the thought for a hotel that travels from one spot to the other popped up in my thoughts. Due to the fact you don’t have to stay in 1 city with your hotel, you can re-use empty buildings and give them a new purpose instead of having them empty,” she added.
The hotel has been designed to very easily connect with current cultural events, and the tents have been created in neutral colours to match different environments.
The side of each and every tent characteristics a huge space variety, and the entire tent frame and materials can be packed down to match into boxes that are used to form the base of the bed. These can also double as luggage storage room when the room is in use.
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The tents are designed to be accompanied by communal kitchens that would aim to replicate the social element of camping. Each guest would have their own storage drawer, which would also contain a recipe card to contribute to a group meal.
Polkamp also intends to organise activities around the areas the tents are situated in, involving neighborhood initiatives and caterers to set up events this kind of as outdoor cinemas or concerts.
“Camping in the middle of the city with out possessing to carry your own tent, in a position to use the building as your own living surroundings but also sharing spaces with other guest, that is one particular exclusive knowledge,” she stated.
The designer is at the moment raising income via Dutch crowdfunding web site Crowdabout to construct six additional tents. She intends to produce temporary structures that can home greater numbers of individuals, as effectively as rooftop tents.
Polmkamp’s task was displayed at the Design Academy Eindhoven graduate exhibition, which took area throughout Dutch Layout Week from 17 to 25 October 2015.
Other graduate work on display incorporated Bastiaan de Nennie’s surreal digital creations created with 3D scanning, and Vera de Pont’s Pop Up assortment of garments that can be cut out and assembled as one particular piece by the wearer.