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MOTEL OUT OF THE BLUE

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dezeen.com

Dutch designers Maartje Dros and Francois Lombarts have converted a construction site into a temporary conference space over the summer 2009. The project “Motel out of the Blue” was created into a half-constructed building in Ijburg, Amsterdam, while the construction workers were on holiday.

The rough concrete structures of the site inspired the designers to create a space that relates to the atmosphere of Le Corbusier’s monasteries. Using only scaffolding and wooden planks, the site was transformed into a public facility, including a meeting room, lecture hall, library and accommodation spaces.

The project was developed by an organisation called “The Blue House”. In the context of the new area development of Ijburg, the Blue House has been established as a platform for culture and development of a future identity and history of the new community.

»Read more about the motel at Dezeen.com.