Hotello: BYO Hotel Room on Wheels

In exploring how we can reclaim the abandoned industrial space in our cities, architect Antonio Scarponi and artist Roberto de Luca struck upon an odd and oddly brilliant idea: a BYO hotel room.

Hotello is a colorful wheeled trunk which opens to reveal the components of a transient private space: the curtain-wall reminds me of a hospital ward, or the camp tents in Moonrise Kingdom; but the lamp is pretty snazzy. Besides, I’ve lived in smaller bedrooms.

Hotello is a portable space, packed into a trunk. Hotello contains all the necessary elements needed to work and rest. It consists of a metal structure that supports a translucent and sound absorbant curtain. Hotello can be combined and aggregated in different configurations.

De Luca and Scarponi will be presenting Hotello, designed for daskonzept, at Fuori Salone 2013 in Milan from April 9-14. They won’t have to book accommodation.

(via Swiss-Miss)

About Jordan

Jordan Matthew Yerman started writing during his third year of high school, where his teacher discouraged his use of the eff-word as "crude, unnecessary and uncouth". While attending UC San Diego for his degree in Political Science, Jordan picked up acting; he would later attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, living in the UK for four years before relocating to New York City. To get by, he has worked as a proofreader, model, technical consultant, HR trainer, sign-placer, sales director, crate stacker, bartender, photographer, real estate broker, and as an exhibit at the Bronx Museum. As an actor, Jordan has performed in the USA, England, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands, from stage to indie screen to voiceover, including London's West End. Jordan has been around the world 2 3/4 times. He currently lives in Vancouver and works in New Media; capital N, capital M. You can reach him via jordan at international jet trash dot com.