The Pixel Hotel  consists of rooms that are no longer in a single building. Instead the individual rooms are spread out or ‘pixelated throughout the city or landscape. ...

This is a project of adaptive reuse that reinvents the concept of hotel in its relation to a specific location.

 

Our goal is to reactivate void spaces within the urban and rural fabric and to create connections  between  them. ...

Giving guests direct experience of unusual accommodation with certain peculiarities is our aim.

 

As a cultural project, we provide out-of-the-ordinary spatial experiences for people who want to know more about their surrounding, who love watching things a bit slower and a bit closer. ...

As an accommodation project, we have already become an internationally recognised brand that is cited as an example of innovative tourism and we are still following up new developments for Pixel Hotel …

 

For the designers of the Pixel Hotel - Rooms, it is “an art project for the temporary use of existing empty spaces”. ...

The  artistic  interventions  are  targeted  towards  the repair, renewal and reconnection of these empty spaces  to  their  individual  and  specific  urban an rural  environments, while  simultaneously  fulfilling  the  functional  needs  of paid lodging. Each architectural detail of the interior is redesigned to  connect  with  the  historical  and  cultural context of the host building, its neighborhood, the landscape or the city-at-large.  Each  pixel  is  thus  both  a  new  expression and  an  integral  part  of  this  larger  changing  picture  of its surrounding.

 

Design decisions were usually taken as a means to transform and visualize certain historical and recent characteristics of a [city]zone or a village commune. ...

While the “old” existing history of in the pixel’s space and its surroundings is important, the intent is to allow the different  hotel  rooms  to  become  narrative  spaces  telling  stories of historical transformations and cultural meanings. The design interventions are thus acts that interprete the past  and,  in  doing  so,  enabled  a  renewed  experience of the city or the rural surrounding in the present.