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PREFAB FRIDAY: CitizenM Hotels
Posted By Evelyn Lee On March 20, 2009 @ 11:00 am In Architecture | No Comments
Prefabricated design  welcomes the weary traveler at CitizenM Hotels , where luxury accommodations are available at economical prices thanks to the streamlined production of the modular units that make up the buildings. The Amsterdam-based company is able to offer affordable prices by keeping their construction costs low through a process called “Industrial Flexible Demountable,” which means modular units or “luxury pods” are fabricated off-site and then stacked together to construct a building . With an ultra sleek look, the hotel offers a hip, youthful vibe that helps keep anyone’s pocketbook full.
CitizenM is short for Citizen Mobile — and is the target audience for this new hotel chain. What traits characterize a Citizen Mobile, you ask? Contemporary travelers are considered explorers, culture-seekers, professionals and shoppers — in other words, the hotels try to embody a sense of independence and youth. Whether or not you consider yourself a Citizen Mobile or simply someone looking for a good deal as an eco-conscious traveler, one thing is for sure: citizenM will be constructing hotels as they scout more locations in urban destinations and assemble rooms in their factory — and have already announced plans to roll out their pre-fabulous hotel accommodations in major cities all across Europe.
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=21422
 Prefabricated design: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/prefab-housing/
 CitizenM Hotels: http://www.citizenm.com/
 stacked together to construct a building: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/06/sky-village-by-mvrdv-and-adept/
 + CitizenM Hotels: http://www.citizenm.com
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