Team: URBAN RESTART
Authors: Laura Petruskeviciute+Paulina Naruseviciute +Kurt Cleary
Location: Munich, Germany
Award: selected to be built in international competition ‘Shabby Shabby Apartments’
Type: pop-up bedroom
Building system: timber, bathtubes,washing machine doors
Sponsors: BAAD, MOBILELAND
YELLOW SUBMARINE was a part of shabby shabby apartments competition. The competition playfully addressed housing problem and high rent situation in Munich, allowing people to rent DIY bedroom for one night and experience city differently. 24 pop –bedrooms were located in most unexpected public spaces around central area of Munich and hosting people for a period of month.
Yellow Submarine is a lively intervention set at the edge of a public park, on the island of Schwindinsel. The concept was defined by the capsule-looking shape and construction materials which reflect the theme of water.
The hotel room was built in seven days with a budget of 250 euros. Low budget was an important part of competition requirements, which challenged to use mostly recycled and donated materials. 16 fiberglass bathtubs were re-purposed and became walls floors and ceilings for the room. Washing machine doors let the light inside the bedroom and periscope allowed observation of the park and curious passers-by in the mornings. The modular timber structure was introduced to ease the transportation, as the structure was at first constructed at the workshop, then dismantled and installed on site.