Here’s The Most Playful But Serious Building Concept You Will Ever See
OVA studio, a hong-kong-based multidisciplinary design office, has created a futuristic hotel with a grid system that allows containers to travel in and out and move positioning without disturbing the other units, offer endless possibilities as to the purpose of the structure itself. With the mobility and flexibility of the design, the hotel project may be transformed into other various purposes like futuristic farms, medical care units, emergency housing, and even a temporary office space.
Imagine having the capability to effortlessly move your entire unit (container), to another Hive-inn within another city, or country even!
The soul of the current design though, is leaned towards creating designer rooms – making each container and the room within it, entirely unique from any other. We’ve heard of branded hotels, but surely we’ve never heard of branded hotels. The capability of brands to visit and park at the building create immediate demand for consumers. The recycled shipping containers offer sustainability and dimensions that are fairly easy to work with, providing brands and designers with a platform to deck out the space to their liking, may they be a car company like Ferrari or a lux fashion brand like Prada, or even a celebrity like Justin Beiber.
Even the exteriors of the containers are allowed to be painted by the brands, giving its occupants an ultimate branded hotel experience most likely like nothing they’ve ever experienced before. Of course, you wont be all too thrilled by the advertising centered environment, unless you are a fan. Imagine staying in a place with everything LV, and being a fan. Thrilling!
At the other end of the spectrum, OVA sees the future of temporary office space, retail stores and even city farming going towards this direction as well. There is question that the design has just opened up an enormous amount of possibilities for what the building will be able to function as. And this is what modern functional design is all about. The capability to maximize and fuse the space with other functions once though impossible, is now a reality!
Literally. In what seems to be a design inspired by Jenga, the hotel concept will be built with a metal exoskeleton that then will support the recycled containers and a solid spine that contains the the lobby, structural necessities, and basically everything you can see at a regular hotel building. The hotel concept dubbed as the Hive-Inn’s will surely take block-stacking to a whole new level with its jenga-like configuration. Never before had we seen a structure that could constantly change its appearance, all in matter of hours.