airbnb offers underwater shark suite with 360° glass walls
airbnb offers underwater shark suite with 360° glass walls airbnb offers underwater shark suite with 360° glass walls
mar 29, 2016
airbnb offers underwater shark suite with 360° glass walls


airbnb offers underwater shark suite with 360° glass walls 
all images courtesy of airbnb

 

 

 

would you sleep in this shark suite? french design agency ubi bene has collaborated with airbnb on an underwater accommodation — not suitable for the faint of heart. 360 degree transparent glass walls encircle a round bed, small side tables, and a bookshelf, offering a panoramic view of 35 live sharks swimming in the surrounding abyss. designed specifically for the paris aquarium, the room is submerged 10 meters deep within 3 million liters of water, completely immersing guests in a subaquatic spatial experience. visitors will have the chance to intimately get to know their ‘roommates’ alongside host fred buyle, a freediver and underwater photographer, who will provide an introduction to the often misunderstood life of sharks, and how they are essential to the ecosystem of the oceans.

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360 degree transparent walls encircle a round bed

 

 

 

interested participants can apply by submitting a proposal as to why they are the ideal candidate for the underwater adventure. following the departure of the last airbnb guest — taking place april 11, 12 and 13, the room will continue to serve as an observation area for biologists and scientists.

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glass walls offer panoramic views of 35 live sharks swimming in the surrounding abyss

shark suite airbnb-ubi-bene-paris-aquarium
the room is submerged 10 meters deep within 3 million liters of water

shark suite airbnb-ubi-bene-paris-aquarium
guests are completely immersed in a subaquatic spatial experience

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bedside reading material offers information about sharks 

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visitors will have the chance to get to know their ‘roommates’

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