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WATG’s Mosaic Prefab Modules Can Be Elegant Hotels or Easy Disaster Shelters
Posted By Lori Zimmer On March 19, 2012 @ 10:19 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing | Comments Disabled
The team at WATG Architecture has come up with an exciting modular hotel that is flexible and easy to install and transport. Called Mosaic PATHWAY (Portable Adaptable Temporary Hotel with Alternative You-ses), the prefabricated modules are portable, reusable and adaptable. The futuristic structures emulate the design of prisms, and can add both design and function to many environments and locations.
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.
Via World Architecture News 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/watgs-mosaic-prefab-modules-can-be-elegant-hotels-or-easy-disaster-shelters/watg-mosaic2/
 pre-fab modules: http://inhabitat.com/sprout-space-is-an-award-winning-prefab-modular-classroom-by-perkins-will/
 like a natural crystal on a hilltop: http://inhabitat.com/gartnerfuglen’s-portable-fishing-shack-has-walls-made-of-ice/
 a vacation home: http://inhabitat.com/gervasutti-refuge-in-italy-is-a-prefab-tubular-pod/
 modules can also be hooked together: http://inhabitat.com/sliding-hubs-prefab-modular-housing-has-64-different-combinations/
 modules are pre-fitted: http://inhabitat.com/modular-decagon-tents-expand-into-cozy-honeycomb-shelters/
 Competition for Radical Innovation in Hospitality: http://www.radicalinnovationinhospitality.com/
 + WATG Architects: http://www.watg.com
 World Architecture News: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=19356
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