Text by: Matt Carey
Photos: Johan Ronnestam
The students, from some of Scandinavia’s finest architectural institutes, were invited to explore how the future could look for businesses, cultural venues, healthcare, hospitality, and educational facilities.
Arati Dhakal (Lund University, Sweden) and Ghada Shaaban (graduated from Lund University, Sweden) got the chance to showcase their vision of how our buildings of tomorrow can nurture people’s productivity, wellbeing, and creativity – without compromising sustainability.
The idea was presented at the Stockholm Furniture Fair and also presented at Clerkenwell Design Week in London.
Invisible Barriers is a small-sized hotel with seventy modern rooms, each designed with the guest experience in mind. One of the hotel’s unique features is its construction, which emphasises transparency and openness. The invisible barriers that often exist in hotels disappear, as the bones of the hotel, including back-end operations, are revealed to guests. This allows guests to see and experience the hotel’s inner workings, adding a new dimension to their stay. Guests interact with staff and participate in the hotel’s daily operations, creating a sense of community and connection.
Ghada Shaabans design – Co-creation
Project: Student collaboration with BAUX at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2023
Students: Arati Dhakal (Lund University, Sweden) and Ghada Shaaban (graduated from Lunds University, Sweden)
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