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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,Recycled Materials | No Comments
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  was used in the rooms and Mode:Lina also used low cost plywood to build furnishings, shelving, benches  and dividers, which can easily be removed and reused, or scrapped.
Clusters of light bulbs act as chandeliers  in the common areas and recycled shelves and secondhand furniture  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 .
Quotel provides fair-goers with a homey place to rest their heads  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 
Via Frame Mag 
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URLs in this post:
 Poznan International Fair: http://www.mtp.pl/en/
 Jerzy Wozniak and Pawel Garus : http://www.modelina-architekci.com
 hotel: http://inhabitat.com/totally-tubular-tubehotel-in-mexico-offers-up-accommodations-in-recycled-concrete-pipes/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/quotel-is-a-polish-pop-up-hotel-that-makes-recycled-materials-look-posh/mode-lina-quotel6/
 IKEA furniture: http://inhabitat.com/ikea-in-sacramento-turns-on-their-65000-square-foot-solar-array/
 plywood : http://inhabitat.com/sun-cutter-markus-kayser-creates-brilliant-solar-powered-laser-cutter/
 benches: http://inhabitat.com/alvaro-tamarit-reuses-recycled-books-to-form-bench-of-thought/
 chandeliers: http://inhabitat.com/studio-verissimo-transforms-plastic-spoons-into-a-stunning-chandelier/
 secondhand furniture: http://inhabitat.com/lex-pott-turns-fragments-of-trees-into-playful-wooden-furniture/
 kitchen: http://inhabitat.com/four-stylish-green-grills-that-will-make-your-memorial-day-bbq-memorable/
 rest their heads: http://inhabitat.com/casa-de-la-flora-offers-trendy-comfort-on-a-sustainable-platter-in-thailand/
 Via Frame Mag: http://www.framemag.com/news/2289/Quotel-by-Mode%3ALina-Architektura-and-Consulting.html
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