Austria’s relatively new dasparkhotel is an inn “constructed from repurposed, incredibly robust drain pipes.”
Each pipe’s Zen-like “external simplicity,” we’re told, “surrounds an unexpectedly comfortable interior – full headroom, double bed, storage, light, power, woolly blanket and light cotton sleeping bag. All other hotelery devices (toilets, showers, minibar, cafe, etc) are supplied by the surrounding public space.” Which means you piss in the bushes…?
In any case, dasparkhotel uses “simultaneously functional and comfortable concrete sleep-pipes” – or architecturally repurposed drains – to “offer the chance to experience a place in a totally new way.”
According to Wallpaper, the hotel is “a big hit among passing canoeists.”
5 thoughts on “Overnight in the sleep-pipes”
you reckon one has pipe dreams in one of these “rooms”? lol…
Lovely except there is a decent chance that that cement was reinforced with asbestos.
Did anyone see the South African movie Totsi – where homeless children live in these (minus the beds & flower prints)- I know for a fact that happens. Cannot make up my mind if this trendy use, is a homage or a bit frivolous. Does it make me a bit sad or give me hope that people are being more sustainable? I guess I just have sad connotations that maybe I should not bring to this.
I really like this idea. It has my wheels turning….
Surely there would be condensation and drips? . . . but I guess it is more comfortable than sleeping in kayak!