Denknest - BREEDING PLACE FOR NEW THOUGHTS

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DENKNEST_EIN MANN HOTEL_ESSEN (DE 2009)

 

 

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Not always everything goes perfect in life.

At a certain moment problems and demands can overwhelm you
and power sources become exhausted.

Than it is time to contemplate in complete quietness,
to break out from daily routine, to leave all worries behind.

Kopvol took the challenge to design a hotel that wraps around one man's body like a protecting shell with just enough space to stretch the limbs and walk 3 steps. This is exactly the space which is needed for an individual to calm down, feel weightless and come around. We tested the parameters in our body-mind lab and shaped the space following the aerodynamic lines of the resulting necessary personal space. Since Essen itself is characterized by the coal mine industry of older days, the shell-skin had to be black while the inside is bright white and coated with a soft layer from head to toe. Thinknest is a breeding place for new thoughts, energy and completely yours. It is equipped with all comfort and prepared for a 3-days stay.

The denknest is planned on the rooftop of the UNperfekthaus and will enriche the existing group and community hotel.

 

 

 

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