having recently completed his masters in architecture at the university of westminster, hamza shaikh (two worlds design) presents his final year project titled the sleep institute. proposed as a new institution for sleep study in london, the concept envisions the world’s largest living labs with the aim of exploring the restorative effects of environmental stimuli on humans.

the sleep institute by hamza shaikh proposes the world's largest living labs in london

all images by two worlds design / hamza shaikh

 

 

in an effort to preserve neglected historic landmarks, shaikh‘s scheme makes use of seven disused grade II-listed gasholders in bromley-by-bow. functioning as a multipurpose getaway and retreat, participants, residents and visitors will experience different environments depending on the purpose of their stay.

the sleep institute by hamza shaikh proposes the world's largest living labs in london

 

 

participants taking part in the sleep studies will go through a 3-stage immersion process, living in 3 distinctly different environments. these environments are specially designed to vary in their level of ‘naturalness’ thanks to the different typologies and using adaptable and smart architectural design features. this is done with the aim to compare the difference between the restorative effects of natural and artificial stimuli.

the sleep institute by hamza shaikh proposes the world's largest living labs in london

 

 

the sleep institute proposes to fuel huge progressions in sleep research and environmental psychology by harnessing users’ behavioural-data and producing responsive and adaptable pods. these pods are constantly updated with improved technological components to provide users with the optimal sleeping environment. the pods are then deployed around various transitory spaces for commuters and other individuals to use. the mobile hostels synchronize with smart-phone behavioural data, allowing the operating system to respond accordingly, akin to uber or lime bikes that require smartphone synchronization before usage.

the sleep institute by hamza shaikh proposes the world's largest living labs in london

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the sleep institute by hamza shaikh proposes the world's largest living labs in london

 

 

 

project info:

 

project name: the sleep institute 

status: concept

design: two worlds design / hamza shaikh