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Posted By Emily Pilloton On June 25, 2007 @ 5:30 am In Architecture,Green Building,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 57 Comments

Pipe Hotel, Das Park Hotel, repurposed pipes, pipe architecture, prefab hotel [1]

While the idea of sleeping in a pipe might not immediately connote luxury in your mind, this hotel design turns concrete pipes into quite the comfortable space for your next overnight stay. Almost like glorified camping, the DasParkHotel [2] is a series of individual hotel room pipes, set on a beautiful flora-filled backdrop just steps from the Danube River.

“The external simplicity surrounds an unexpectedly comfortable interior” as each pipe is outfitted with a bed, lighting, and other furniture, with bathroom and restaurant facilities shared in a public space. And what’s more, DasParkHotel [2] obtains sanitation and other hotel facilities from existing public infrastructure, allowing them to operate on a “pay as you wish” system in which guests pay only what they can afford or wish to contribute. Now that’s some great communal living.

Via Keetsa [3]
+ DasParkHotel [4]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/25/dasparkhotel-made-from-pipes/

[2] DasParkHotel: http://www.dasparkhotel.net/

[3] Keetsa: http://keetsa.com/blog/eco-friendly/pipe-hotel-made-out-of-pipes/

[4] + DasParkHotel: http://www.dasparkhotel.net/parkhotel/index.php

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