Lori Zimmer

WATG's Mosaic Prefab Modules Can Be Elegant Hotels or Easy Disaster Shelters

by , 03/19/12



green design, eco design, sustainable design, WATG Architecture, modular hotel, prefab architecture, Mosaic PATHWAY, Portable Adaptable Temporary Hotel with Alternative You-ses, pop up hotel, pop up first aid, disaster relief

WATG’s Mosaic modules open up an array of possibilities for potential clients, letting them install the versatile unit virtually anywhere. Rather than a rectangular shape that trends in many pre-fab modules, WATG’s  Mosaic PATHWAY is a gorgeous, geometric prism. The architects envision the organic shape to enliven any landscape or vista in which it is placed, appearing like a natural crystal on a hilltop, or contrasting the thick concrete in the middle of a city or on a roof of a tall building.  The module was created to benefit governments, developers, entrepreneurs, hoteliers, private organizations and charitable aid societies; giving them a unique, beautiful and structurally sounds tool to raise shelters in little time.

Mosaic can be used for leisure – as a vacation home or grouped to form a pop-up hotel. The interiors are flexible, allowing the modules to also be used for unique spas, salons or other luxury services. Mosaic was also created to provide a quick and easy pop up solution for disaster situations. The prisms can be used for emergency housing and first aid and modules can also be hooked together, or attached to a main Mosaic hub.

The modules are pre-fitted with built-in fixtures and furniture, and have self-contained plumbing, lighting and energy systems. Once installed, Mosaic has a self-leveling foundation to ensure sturdiness and durability.

Mosaic has won the Grand Prize in the Competition for Radical Innovation in Hospitality for its hotel module, but the mixed-use units can be used for so much more.

+ WATG Architects

Via World Architecture News

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