According to a post on Arch Daily, these are the plans for the new Lower East Side Hotel on the Bowery (where?? Is that the New Museum to the left?), which is/was designed by the Office for Design and Architecture. Apparently, the rooms will be very small. And what does this mean? (Hope that you have an architectpreter!) The rooms...
...will feature minimalistic interiors to allow the “guests to use their personal aesthetic as an impromptu installation.” By designing tempered and laminated interior cylinders for the shower, toilet and closet, and using stark colors teamed with expansive city views, the small rooms seem larger than their dimensions.
The concept for entire building grew from the inside out as the architects’ primary concern was how to make a 10 foot 6 inch wide room feel larger than its tight confinement. In such a small space, the “typical bathroom encasement” had to be re-thought, for the room just did not have the capacity to provide adequate space for a standard bathroom.
In other words, you have to shit and shower in front of anyone who happens to be in the room. Such as these hotties, who have nothing better to do than lounge around in tanks tops and undies! (And look down at the commoners below!)
Oh, and also:
“With the skin of the bathroom removed, the guts of the fixtures were exposed and celebrated. The guest could now experience the entire room from the door threshold,” explained the architects.
Just like my studio apartment!
Arch Daily also has the following hotel data:
90,000 Square Feet
220 Guest rooms
Why is the one dude in the renderings fully clothed? Why isn't he sitting there in boxers? Or is he just experiencing the entire room from the threshold?
For more on some of the other 1,323 hotels coming to the LES:
The pit at 250 Bowery (BoweryBoogie)