Temporary Housing Beyond Tents and Hotels

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Designed by B-and-Bee, this stacked bedroom structure was recently used at Gentse Feesten in Belgium. The honeycomb system stands up to four pods high, housing 50 people on 100 square meters of land. The bottom levels are reachable from the ground, and industrial stairs provide access to the top roosts. Clad in larch wood, the pods can be entered through fabric-covered doorways. Inside, the furnishings are sparse; there are just lockers, lights, electrical outlets, and a futon. Intended for music festivals, the design caters to outdoor concert-goers who are averse to both tents and hotels, seeking a comfortable vantage point from which they can have a king-sized bed and be one with the crowd.
The designers plan to begin mass production this fall. It should be interesting to see how consumers put these portable rooms to use.

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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