Using parametric design and semi-automated production have allowed this team from IAO (Institute for Work Organisation) and LAVA to be completed in a timely fashion. Exploring the space between architecture and technology is the main theme behind the Future Hotel Showcase.

Arch2o-Future Hotel Showcase-IAO (Institute for Work Organisation) and LAVA (1)

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The room showcases the latest technologies wrapped in the interior space allowing for a personalizable and responsive space through the introduction of anti-jet-lag lights, an active comfort bed, a personal spa area, an intelligent mirror and a large media display window. The design is very interesting as it feels a bit like a claustrophobic cave with a lot of perks. The timber in the personal spa provides a breath of much needed warmth and softness.

Arch2o-Future Hotel Showcase-IAO (Institute for Work Organisation) and LAVA (21)

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The main material used for the surfaces and carved furniture is plasterboard –which I hope they eliminate in the real future- with a translucent membrane stretching across the ceiling creating a soft lighting affect that can be changes by the guest to suit their mood.

By Danya Hakky

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