Future hotel room
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'.
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.
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.
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