Sahabat Selojene, an architecture studio, has built PituRooms, a seven-bedroom hotel in Indonesia that fits on a plot only 2.8 meters wide. Named the "skinniest hotel ever," PituRooms is situated between an alleyway and nearby houses in Salatiga, an area that was overlooked and considered difficult for construction. Read more about the project on SURFACES REPORTER (SR):
The founder, Ary Indra, designed and manages PituRooms to show how limitations can be transformed into possibilities. He faced challenges, not only in the technical aspects but also in changing the usual expectations of the hotel industry, which often seeks the biggest and most luxurious.
Interiors of Slender Concrete Building
Despite technical constraints, Indra and his team created a slender, multi-story concrete building by using deep well foundations due to the site's small size. Each small room is about 2.8 by 3 meters, containing a double bed and a compact bathroom.
The hotel's design includes a central steel staircase, metal walkways, and custom touches like Agra Red sandstone panels and unique ventilation openings. Each room has two windows that offer views of the surroundings.
Connecting the Community
Apart from accommodating guests, PituRooms aims to engage the community by hosting various events and tours.
It's a remarkable example that illustrates how a small space can be efficiently used, challenging the typical expectations of large, opulent accommodations in the hospitality industry.
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