So it's officially Escapes month here on Apartment Therapy, and we have to admit that the escapes we dream of usually involve more than just a mattress. Nevertheless, the Mini Capsule Hotel from Dutch design firm Atelier Van Lieshout, launched this month at Design Miami/Basel, is kind of a fun concept. It's a bit like a dovecote for humans, with six sleeping "capsules" that are about as minimal as it gets. At the design show it was a VIP lounge where partyers could crash. Brad Pitt evidently bought it, planning to install it for his kids on their private beach (ooh la-la). Check out some more photos after the jump...
It's fun to imagine Brad Pitt's kids scamping about in this thing on the beach, but are there other practical applications for the design? Maybe as a cheap hotel, an alternative to camping? Or (on a serious note) as temporary housing for the homeless?
What do you think? Can you come up with some practical applications for the Mini Capsule Hotel?
You can also view more of Atelier Van Lieshout's work on their site.
(Images: James Harris/Dezeen)