Tiny Tubular Hotel Built in Three Months

This place was inspired by Dasparkhotel, an innovative hotel in Austria built with recycled concrete tubular rooms.  Pictures of the place have been floating around the internet in the last few weeks.  It’s called TuboHotel, and it’s located 45 minutes south of Mexico City.  Each TuboHotel room includes a queen bed, desk light, fan, and under-bed storage.

T3arc did the design work and built the early units.  Construction was completed in three months, according to ArchDaily.

TuboHotel charges $500 pesos (~$43 dollars) per night and provides access to two bath houses with private showers and bathrooms.  Some of the modules are grouped in threes for a cozy kind of capsule hotel-style experience.  I bet it’d be fun to stay there.

Credits: Luis Gordoa; noticed at ArchDaily.


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  • http://www.ronestudio.wordpress.com Jeremiah

    where’s the bathroom? :-

    • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

      I haven’t been able to locate pics of the separate bath houses.  I would imagine they’re not as tubular. 

  • http://equinejointsupplements.blogspot.com mauricio

    Amazing! I just know. You always make me surprised.

  • Emerson1899

    I wonder if this is more / less comfortable / efficient due to the large amount of surface area exposed to the air.  I suppose it depends on the climate and wind flows there.. neat looking from a purely visual standpoint.  I dig the curved doors and floors.

    • Trom120

      Actually, the cylindrical shape is not as bad as you think.  Assuming it is an 8′ diameter cylinder, 8′ long, it would have a volume of about 402 cubic feet, and 301 sq. ft. exposed surface area.  A 7′x7′x8′ rectangular tube provides about the same volume (392 cubic feet), but with MORE exposed surface area at 322 sq. ft.

      The cylinder might even be able to catch sunlight more evenly throughout the day?

  • Cfjeldal

    Looks cool, but like everyone else mentioned what about the bathrooms? Also, with the beds that close to the outside I imagine it will be pretty miserabel trying to get in when its raining. 

  • Cfjeldal

    Looks cool, but like everyone else mentioned what about the bathrooms? Also, with the beds that close to the outside I imagine it will be pretty miserabel trying to get in when its raining. 

  • Topmann

    What do you use to seal the inside?

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