Runner-up on Radical Innovation hotel design competition plugs right in

The Radical Innovation Award is a "competition for professionals and students to create a new strategy that solves hotel industry problems and creates new opportunities for guests and investors." As in many competitions, the runners-up are more interesting than the finalists. This year they have changed the format and have picked two finalists that have to bash it out at a big hotel conference in Las Vegas in May. But they did announce an honorable mention, S_LOT by Natalie Kwee & Caio Barboza.

slot solo© Natalie Kwee & Caio Barboza

It is a sort of plug-in room that goes into a frame, similar to many that have been shown over the years of this competition. The designers claim that it begins with pre-existing vertical parking structures.

Slot Amsterdam© Natalie Kwee & Caio Barboza

As car use decreases, (thank you, Citibike!) we propose that the SLOT hotel reappropriate these structures; extending their lifespans and lowering the hotel's carbon footprint (yay, sustainability!)

Slot New York© Natalie Kwee & Caio Barboza

The walls are lined with what looks like a form of slat-wall so that furniture can be hung on the walls, and bookshelves or other accessories can be easily installed.

elevation showing activities at slot© Natalie Kwee & Caio Barboza

Circulation between units and grade is not quite explained, but it all looks like good fun.

Slot Chelsea© Natalie Kwee & Caio Barboza

And the renderings are spectacular. See the whole package here.

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