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Totally Tubular TubeHotel In Mexico Offers Up Accommodations In Recycled Concrete Pipes

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On March 24, 2012 @ 2:08 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Eco Tourism,Environment,Gallery,Green Building,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 3 Comments

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Inspiration for the Tubehotel came from the work of architect Andreas Strauss and Desparkhotel [1] and the need to adapt an inexpensive room for users. The client liked the concept of the pipe hotel and worked with the architect to design a hotel with 20 rooms. Unlike Strauss’ Desparkhotel, tubes were placed on top of each other to create a second story accessed via a staircase to create more density as well as better views for the upper floors.

Each tube is 2.44 m wide and 3.50 m long and accommodates a queen bed with space underneath for storage. Custom built end caps provide windows and a door on one side with curtains for privacy. The tube rooms certainly aren’t large enough for a bathroom, so the hotel offers two bathhouses for their guests’ use.

t3arc was responsible for building the first modular set of three tube rooms, while the hotel [2] completed the remaining rooms. The tubes were placed around a central outdoor courtyard situated amongst the trees with respect to the topography. Construction of the hotel took about 3 months.

+ t3arc [3]

+ Tubehotel [4]

Via ArchDaily [5]

Images ©Luis Gordoa

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URLs in this post:

[1] Desparkhotel: http://inhabitat.com/dasparkhotel-made-from-pipes/

[2] hotel: http://inhabitat.com/casa-de-la-flora-offers-trendy-comfort-on-a-sustainable-platter-in-thailand/

[3] + t3arc: http://t3arc.blogspot.com/search/label/a09%20TuboHotel%20Tepoztlan

[4] + Tubehotel: http://www.tubohotel.com/

[5] ArchDaily: http://www.archdaily.com/147712/tubohotel-t3arc/

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