Menu

userImg showBgrSwitcher

Background by

userImg

Thanks!

Menu

Single Room Hotel in a billboard

On a cold and wet night in February, following a rowdy Babyshambles concert, a friend and I had a strange hotel experience.  While it had nothing to do with any after concert mischief, it did involve us staying in a very bizarre hotel room.

Single Room Hotel by Etienne Boulanger
Single Room Hotel © Etienne Boulanger

The "Single Room Hotel" was actually a temporary installation by French artist Etienne Boulanger and was constructed in context of the project Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum within four sides of an advertising billboard. It was located in what was once the "no-man's land" of the Berlin wall which is now a sculpture park. It proved quite difficult to find (there were no windows) but once inside the 32 sq.m space, the hotel was much like any other 2 star hotel: simple yet tasteful décor, a TV, En-suite bathroom with hot water and obligatory slippers.

Single Room Hotel by Etienne Boulanger
Single Room Hotel © Etienne Boulanger

Boulanger works with the "plug-in" concept of architecture: adding temporary living spaces to already existing urban conditions. He even leased out the advertising space to finance the work! For just 20 Euros a night, the hotel was booked out for its whole four month existence. But I managed to get a booking just in time and spend a night in this cool AND very cozy billboard...

My night at the "Single Room Hotel":

Related Links

Skulpturenpark Berlin Zentrum

Share

facebook
googlePlus
pinterest
stumbleUpon
E-Mail
seperate multiple email addresses with a comma

Comments (2)

Joni Taylor

posted by Joni Taylor | 07/25/2008 12:56 pm

Might be, if Berlin kept its no mans lands long enough. An alternative to the electric heater ( the only form of heating when I was there) should be thought about too. Berlin winters can be tough.

santelmo

posted by santelmo | 07/18/2008 10:21 am

great stuff joni! Like the video. Also like the idea. Is a place like that thinkable for year round usage?

DIY MINI Race Car Wins Big: Watch An Amateur Racer Steal The Show

August 04, 2014
DIY MINI Race Car Wins Big: Watch An Amateur Racer Steal The Show

Nottingham native Chris Wilson took a MINI from an online shopping cart to the winners podium. See how he did it here.

Classic Mini in Berlin: Art and Adventure with Amrei Andrasch

August 14, 2014
Classic Mini in Berlin: Art and Adventure with Amrei Andrasch

Amrei Andrasch is a Berlin-based artist who brings paper to life in sculptures and animation. Read on to learn about her work and how her classic Mini brings fun and freedom to the streets of Berlin.

MINI Space Mixtape: Songs to Take to the Beach

July 28, 2014
MINI Space Mixtape: Songs to Take to the Beach

Kick-start summer with a coastal cruise. These six beach-ready tracks will take you from early morning picnic packing to late evening traffic dodging.

Skip the Hotel: The Story of “Mini Wildgoose” and MINI Camping Then and Now

July 22, 2014
Skip the Hotel: The Story of “Mini Wildgoose” and MINI Camping Then and Now

Time for some MINI trivia. Have you heard of Mini Wildgoose? Discover this quirky 1960s classic Mini camper and to see how camping with MINI rides on in the 21st century.

Interim Report from the Track: MINI Goes for it Internationally

August 04, 2014
Interim report from the track: MINI goes for it internationally

The first half of 2014 is history and many race series' are heading into the second half of the season. MINI is well represented.

Build Your Own Icon in 1077 Tiny Elements: Introducing the LEGO® Classic Mini

July 25, 2014
Build Your Own Icon in 1077 Tiny Elements: Introducing the LEGO® Classic Mini

See how you can build a classic Mini from the ground up without being an expert mechanic.