The new penthouse at Hotel Daniel in Austria is a unique example of pop-up luxury. Designed by Studio Aisslinger, the LoftCube penthouse was crane-lifted to the hotel’s roof, giving its lucky guests a private, bird’s eye view of the city Graz. The prefabricated LoftCube adds a modern edge to the 1950s hotel, while simultaneously promoting rooftop living in an increasingly crowded world.
Since Hotel Daniel was unable to expand outwards, its proprietors looked to the sky, deciding to grow vertically to accommodate the new luxury suite. The sleek new LoftCube adds 44 square meters to the hotel, in addition to the transformation of the rooftop into a usable outdoor space. Installed by crane, the LoftCube was lifted into place to overlook the nearby waterfront.
Inside the spacious cube, Studio Aisslinger created a custom made bed, comfortable living room, and a raindance shower. Each wall of the addition is lined with floor to ceiling windows, giving guests a total panoramic feeling as well as flooding the space with natural light. A sitting area is also set up to overlook the edge of the hotel and nearby cityscape.
For privacy, the cube is lined with timber shutters that can be controlled from the interior to shut out light and the outside with the flick of a switch. The new penthouse makes the quirky Hotel Daniel a new landmark in the picturesque city of Graz.