A Tiny Recharging Station: Sleepbox 01

A Tiny Recharging Station: Sleepbox 01

Gregory Han
Sep 21, 2011

The Sleepbox, designed by Russian architecture firm, Arch Group, is a halfway point between a Japanese capsule room and a small hotel room. Tiny and designed to be used at airports and railway stations, MDF veneer structure houses enough space for up to three single beds and even a fold out desk for laptop users to get some work done (valuable outlets available for charging up) after a refreshing nap between flights.

From Arch Group:

Imagine the situation where you are in a modern city, you are not a local resident, and you have not booked a hotel. It is not a comfortable situation because modern aggressive cities give you no opportunity to rest and relax. If you want to sleep while waiting for your plane or train, you face many security and hygiene problems. We believe that urban infrastructure should be more comfortable. For this purpose we have developed Sleepbox. It provides moments of quiet sleep and rest without wasting time in search for a hotel.

The first Sleepbox is now available at the Aeroexpress terminal of Moscow's, Sheremetyevo International Airport, with more units planned for other cities/airports. Each unit is available in 30 minutes to several hour increments, with a discounted price with more hours purchased.

Available features include:

  • Windows with changing transparency film for privacy
  • Multi-color LED mood lighting
  • Built-in touchscreen television
  • Wi-Fi
  • Alarm, intercom
  • Safe deposit box
  • Built-in payment station with magnetic keys

(Photography is by Arch Group/Ivanov Ilya)

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