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Quotel is a Polish Pop-Up Hotel That Makes Recycled Materials Look Posh

Posted By Lori Zimmer On July 5, 2011 @ 1:50 pm In Architecture,Eco Tourism,Eco Travel,Environment,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Quotel looks anything but budget. The team, who operate under the name Mode:Lina Architektura and Consulting, created a custom, high-end looking space, despite their limited budget. Easy and affordable IKEA furniture [2] was used in the rooms and Mode:Lina also used low cost plywood [3]to build furnishings, shelving, benches [4] and dividers, which can easily be removed and reused, or scrapped.

Clusters of light bulbs act as chandeliers [5] in the common areas and recycled shelves and secondhand furniture [6] also add to the character of Quotel, without putting a burden on the budget. Since the hotel is in an unoccupied apartment, there are common areas such as a living room and a kitchen, which guests are also encouraged to use.

To continue with the custom feel, Mode:Lina added quirky sayings to a wall in each room. “A big blanket makes a person sleep late” is printed across one of the guest rooms, which includes two twin beds, while “Are you hungry?” greets guests on their way to the kitchen [7].

Quotel provides fair-goers with a homey place to rest their heads [8] after a long day of stomping through the 13,000+ booths, and can easily be converted back into a residence when the fair has passed!

+ Mode:Lina [9]

Via Frame Mag [10]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/quotel-is-a-polish-pop-up-hotel-that-makes-recycled-materials-look-posh/mode-lina-quotel6/

[2] IKEA furniture: http://inhabitat.com/ikea-in-sacramento-turns-on-their-65000-square-foot-solar-array/

[3] plywood : http://inhabitat.com/sun-cutter-markus-kayser-creates-brilliant-solar-powered-laser-cutter/

[4] benches: http://inhabitat.com/alvaro-tamarit-reuses-recycled-books-to-form-bench-of-thought/

[5] chandeliers: http://inhabitat.com/studio-verissimo-transforms-plastic-spoons-into-a-stunning-chandelier/

[6] secondhand furniture: http://inhabitat.com/lex-pott-turns-fragments-of-trees-into-playful-wooden-furniture/

[7] kitchen: http://inhabitat.com/four-stylish-green-grills-that-will-make-your-memorial-day-bbq-memorable/

[8] rest their heads: http://inhabitat.com/casa-de-la-flora-offers-trendy-comfort-on-a-sustainable-platter-in-thailand/

[9] + Mode:Lina: http://www.modelina-architekci.com

[10] Via Frame Mag: http://www.framemag.com/news/2289/Quotel-by-Mode%3ALina-Architektura-and-Consulting.html

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