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arch group: sleepbox mobile hotel rooms
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feb 03, 2013
arch group: sleepbox mobile hotel rooms


‘sleepbox’ by arch group, moscow, russia
image courtesy of arch group

 

 

hours of wasted time and stress in transient periods during travel may soon be completely erased with the new ‘sleepbox‘ mobile hotel room concept
by russian practice arch group. the short-stay sleeping unit is ideal for just about any location where people may find themselves in need of rest without
the time or ability to hunt down an available location – airports, railroad stations, exhibition centers, shopping centers, and even outdoors if the weather
permits. at 4 square meters, the installation can fit just about anywhere and instantly becomes an added feature with its modular characteristic and
ability for customization.

 

each autonomous room contains nearly all the comforts of home: a bed, fold out table, built-in alarm and intercom, wifi router, LED mood lights, safe-deposit
box, touchscreen TV, tinting windows, an automated payment system, and electrical sockets, and are available in either MDF, metal, or glass-reinforced plastic
with one, two, or three beds. the first prototype installed in sheremetyevo airport received so much success that the concept is now being commercialized
with the ambition to spread around the world, offering a safe comfortable place to leave your possessions or catch some rest before setting off on your journey.

 

 


first prototype installed in the airport
image courtesy of arch group

 

 


MDF structure with ash-tree veneer
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image courtesy of arch group

 

 


backside of the structure, identifiable with a number
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two-bunk interior
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built-in beds and fixtures for storage
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view from the top of the unit
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lights and windows provide ample lighting, with retractable screens for privacy
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drawer detail does not intrude into the compact space
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alternative sleepbox room, with different facade and interior options
images courtesy of sleepbox

 

 

the architects have also shared with us images of the first sleepbox hotel in tverskaya that covers 800 square meters over four levels with their
individual units. the ground floor contains reception, a digital interactive information zone (with maps and ipads), lobby, and private lockers.
restrooms and showers are located on each floor, separate to the rooms and fixed to the host structure itself, while maintaining the particular
aesthetic of the project.

 

 


(left) reception desk
(right) typical unit
image © sleepbox

 

 


interactive information zone
image © sleepbox

 

 


hallway with rooms
image © sleepbox

 

 


row of units in a designed atmosphere to match the aesthetic of the sleepbox
image © sleepbox

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