Back in 2009 Russian architects Arch Group have conceptualised the ‘Sleepbox’, a modular mobile compartment for napping at airports, train stations, and hostels. Space for luggage is under the bed, and each bed has a nightstand. In addition to general lighting, Sleepbox has built-in LED reading lamps. Windows are equipped with electric-drive blinds for privacy. After the clients exit, automatic change of bed linen starts and quartz lamps turns on. Payment can be made on a shared terminal, which provides the client with an electronic key. It is possible to buy from 15 minutes to several hours.
Now, the concept has finally become a reality and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport has installed some “Hostel Edition” trial units!
…maybe we should put one into the Design Clarity studio for late working nights!