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Jetway Hotel is designed as a short-stay hotel that acts as an extension of the private jet to let clients rest for the day before departure. —
by Daniela Walker, courtesy PFSK —
The Jetway Hotel is a pop-up, easily disassembled short-stay hotel hangar. Designed by Margot Krasojevic for a private client in Qatar, the temporary hotel can be dismantled and moved around different docking locations at an airport, providing a 24-hour retreat for those in private jets who have long journeys ahead of them.
The hotel is designed to have three fiberglass shells, and an expandable interior that is lined with a combination of laminated glass, photovoltaic cells and low-resolution LEDs. Environmentally conscious as well, the hotel uses filtered rain water for its amenities. And although the idea of sleeping on a runway may not sound appealing, the LED lighting can be programmed to create any fully immersive environment, that can make you forget where you are.
On her design concept, Krasojevic says:
It mimics the heat haze, [the] shimmering effect of high temperatures during takeoff and landing, altering our perception of the immediate environment. The architecture is an extension of the dynamics of it’s context, using pattern recognition, digital and radioactive technology to blur the edges between the virtual and actual.