Armin Fischer of the Augsburg, Germany-based studio Dreimeta, designed the Superbude Hotel in Hamburg, Germany.

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Description from the Superbude Hotel in Hamburg:

At Superbude – a totally new hotel concept – you’re staying with friends and living in a hotel. Anybody who checks in here is visitor and visited, guest and host, admirer and admired, all in one. The design idea dreamed up by 3Meta is to work with materials and objects which are totally different in purpose and thereby create a weird and wonderful new purpose. Sofas have been covered with used jeans, kitchen sinks made out of seamen’s chests, and old water pipes have been screwed together to create shelves and tables. In consideration of Hamburg as a harbour town, some of the furniture has been made out of pallets and thick ropes. Nordic by nature! This “re-design” represents an answer to the trend of sustainable working methods. The six floors of a former printing house were redesigned to create a long-term home. 74 stylish double and multi-bed rooms invite you to stay a while and relax. One huge community living in shared accommodation with a licence to party all night long – but without the annoying neighbours and no cleaning rota.

There’s nothing left to be seen of the building’s former use because there’s nothing pressing about the Superbude. The design is “laid back” and the motto is “easy going”: the rooms are refreshing, modern, straightforward and honest – good friends can’t fool each other.

But they do everything together. That’s why the highlights at Superbude are to be found in the communal rooms. In the private cinema for example! Who’s going to get the next round of snacks and sweets in at the bottle bar? The victim is quickly established by means of the Wii in the sports room. To watch the evening film, we just lounge about on EuroPallets and Astra beer crates which have been upholstered and transformed into cool furniture. There are loads of such design ideas for your own Superbude at home – free of charge, of course – and for that alone, the visit has been worthwhile.

Visit the Superbude Hotel website – here.

Visit the Dreimeta website – here.

Photography by Eckhart Matthäus

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