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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

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 [1]

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 [2], 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 [3], 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 [4] 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 [5], or attached to a main Mosaic hub.

The modules are pre-fitted [6] 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 [7] for its hotel module, but the mixed-use units can be used for so much more.

+ WATG Architects [8]

Via World Architecture News [9]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/watgs-mosaic-prefab-modules-can-be-elegant-hotels-or-easy-disaster-shelters/watg-mosaic2/

[2] pre-fab modules: http://inhabitat.com/sprout-space-is-an-award-winning-prefab-modular-classroom-by-perkins-will/

[3] like a natural crystal on a hilltop: http://inhabitat.com/gartnerfuglen’s-portable-fishing-shack-has-walls-made-of-ice/

[4] a vacation home: http://inhabitat.com/gervasutti-refuge-in-italy-is-a-prefab-tubular-pod/

[5] modules can also be hooked together: http://inhabitat.com/sliding-hubs-prefab-modular-housing-has-64-different-combinations/

[6] modules are pre-fitted: http://inhabitat.com/modular-decagon-tents-expand-into-cozy-honeycomb-shelters/

[7] Competition for Radical Innovation in Hospitality: http://www.radicalinnovationinhospitality.com/

[8] + WATG Architects: http://www.watg.com

[9] World Architecture News: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=19356

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