The Future Hotel forms part of the IAO Inhaus2 program and focuses on meeting the expectations and requirements of hotel guests using tomorrow’s technology. Blurring the definition between technology and interior space, the showcase room features the latest technology in the fields of media and communication in combination with prototypical products developed by renowned manufacturers. Human comfort was of paramount concern, while technology functions almost invisibly in the background, providing the opportunity for individual control of media, light and climate. Some of the innovations are anti-jet-lag lights, an active comfort bed, a personal spa area, an intelligent mirror and a large media display window.
LAVA designed a spatial continuum, integrating all areas into one single gesture.
The free-formed harmonic outer skin takes up the infrastructure and becomes the interface between technology and the human body, characterised by fluid transitions accentuated by singular edges. A combination of soft and hard material creates a well-balanced differentiation of functional aspects.
The whole showcase consists of three main materials – plasterboard, timber and translucent membrane – which harmonize into a calm environment. The white plasterboard is adapted to the shape of the under construction, which was milled using CNC techniques according to the digital model. The use of plasterboard made it possible to achieve fluid, smooth and sharp edged surfaces. The personal spa area is mainly made out of timber, in order to achieve a more warm and comfortable surrounding. Also here is played with sharp but jet soft edges.
Almost the whole ceiling is covered with translucent membrane, which functions as a lighting element. Different moods can be achieved through changing the colour of the LED lights and thereby also the white surrounding walls. Transition from one material to the other is made by fine detailing over a spline – edges which define the shape and function of the room.