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The DROP Eco-Hotel is a Portable Prefab Pod Home for the Modern Nomad
Posted By Mike Chino On November 21, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Prefab Housing,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments
The DROP Eco-Hotel is an ultra-mobile prefab dwelling developed by In-Tenta for a contest organized by Urban Square, O-Cults, and Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura. The mobile hotel room draws inspiration from organic shapes found in nature, and it can be installed on a variety of terrains. The DROP Eco-Hotel is designed to be elevated above the earth (so it leaves a light footprint), and it features spherical transparent windows that can be completely opened to bring guests into direct contact with nature.
In-Tenta  designed the DROP Eco-Hotel  to provide a mobile dwelling for modern nomads. The prefabricated structure consists of a central tube capped on either end by big fully operable bubble windows that provide natural ventilation . The pod hotel is wrapped with a slotted wood facade that helps to mitigate heat, while a skylight running the entire length of the home provides ample daylighting. A rainwater recycling system harvests H2O for use within the building, further reducing its environmental impact.
The central interior corridor of the DROP Hotel features space for a bedroom and lounge area, while the bathroom and utilities are located in separate rooms set along the building’s sides. The pod hotel’s base is elevated above the earth to minimize its impact upon its site. In-Tenta ‘s DROP Eco-Hotel won a design competition this year and will be featured as an available model in Urban Square ‘s catalog of architecture projects.
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URLs in this post:
 In-Tenta: http://www.in-tenta.com/
 DROP Eco-Hotel: http://www.in-tenta.com/index.php/works/latest-works/item/105-drop-eco-hotel
 natural ventilation: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-ventillation/
 Urban Square: http://www.urbansquare.es/
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