Hypercubus portable accommodation by WG3 architects
August 2, 2012
Hypercubus is a modern prefabricated unit that is adaptable to various environments and offers simple accommodation for up to two guests. Designed by Austrian architectural studio WG3, the cubic module was created to provide holiday lodgings that can adapt easily to the fertile Austrian landscape.
The modules are portable, allowing for them to be moved from one location to another, or put together in clusters to create a community of hypercubes. Taking advantage of pre-existing resources such as water, electricity and landscaping, the modules can be easily installed on site and be up and running in a short amount of time.
The distinct design features an elevated cubic steel-framed structure that has been tilted, offering guests privacy and uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape. Strong angular lines are featured inside and out, giving the lodging a unique and modern edge. The interior is accessible by a steel staircase that seems to float down from the module’s entrance, while the back entrance opens out onto a concrete terrace. The interior design features multi-level living zones, an elevated sleeping area, a large central glass walled bathroom and white washed wooden walls, ceilings and furnishings.
While the concept is yet to be operational, its designers hope to create a new hotel model for Austrian holiday destinations, offering guests the chance to pre-book a simple weekend away in nature. With that being said, the modular prefab units would also make a great backyard guest house, office space or portable gallery.