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What would the perfect hotel room be like? LAVA architects and the Fraunhofer IAO (Institute for Work Organisation) in Stuttgart, Germany, have an idea. In fact, they have a room. The Future Hotel Showcase Room in Duisburg investigates 'the interfaces between architecture, technology and the human body'.

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So what does that mean exactly? It's part of the new IAO Inhaus2 building, which is full of room cencepts, trying to anticipate residential needs of the future. And yes, we're a pretty self-indulgent lot, so the hotel room of the future is all about comfort.

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Features include blue anti-jet-lag lights, an active comfort bed, a personal spa area, an intelligent mirror and a large fully integrated media display window. Design-wise it's smooth, with fluid transitions (not unlike the Hotel Q! in Berlin) and strong edges working hand in hand.

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Some of the concepts generated by the project will be implemented in LAVA's upcoming projects in the United Arab Emirates. Hopefully they'll spread quickly. RM

Images: Gee-Ly

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