Andrew Michler

Dune Hotel Provides Prefab Accommodation Where You Want To Be

by , 07/23/10

Emergency housing, modular architecture, prefab emergency shelters, Prefab friday, Prefab Housing, prefab modules, prefab urban, rooftop habitat, sips panels

The Dune Hotel is a prefab modular idea that is intended to fill urban niches and go where the action is. Emerging Brazilian Architect Guilherme de Vasconcelos wants us to take a look at those unused spaces in cities and out in the country and make them habitable. Think rooftops, empty lots, event spaces – he envisions a tourist being able to order one up for wherever they want to be. And they can even choose a plethora of sizes as the units are modular.

Emergency housing, modular architecture, prefab emergency shelters, Prefab friday, Prefab Housing, prefab modules, prefab urban, rooftop habitat, sips panels

The units are made from a sort of mini SIPS panel composed of an EPS thermo-acoustic isolator core and 2 tough sheets of FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic). Being so lightweight, the panels go anywhere, creating habitats in difficult to reach places. They can be quickly shipped to disaster areas but are tough enough to last years. The architect envisions them as a sort of portable hostel, open for events or perched on rooftops throughout cities- making them a kind of morphic dwelling. You can even buy a starter unit for your backyard and easily upgrade it to a larger size as the panels are interchangeable.

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  1. Lookotels Seeks to Roll... November 5, 2010 at 8:27 am

    [...] is currently looking for investors and is hoping to roll out 10 of these modular prefab hotels in Spain before expanding around the world. Their goal is to produce a hotel that is simple, [...]

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