Designed by t3arc, the recycled pipe Tubohotel accommodates two people in a queen bed with panoramic views of the Sierra del Tepozteco outside of Cuernavaca. The goal in designing the modular hotel was to build fast and affordable accommodations while offering new tourism services to the area.
Each tube is 2.44 m wide and 3.50 m long and accommodates a queen bed with space underneath for storage. Custom built end caps provide windows and a door on one side with curtains for privacy. The tube rooms certainly aren’t large enough for a bathroom, so the hotel offers two bathhouses for their guests’ use.
t3arc was responsible for building the first modular set of three tube rooms, while the hotel completed the remaining rooms. The tubes were placed around a central outdoor courtyard situated amongst the trees with respect to the topography. Construction of the hotel took about 3 months.