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TuboHotel / T3arc

  • 01:00 - 4 July, 2011
TuboHotel / T3arc
TuboHotel / T3arc, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architects

    T3arc
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The idea came when we built Cafe Five, where we saw the need to adapt an inexpensive room for users. In our search for solutions, we found Desparkhotel, the work of the architect Andreas Strauss in 2006, using recycled concrete pipes for hotel rooms. 

© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

Our client decided to make a hotel with the same characteristics as the Desparkhotel on a ground that is located on the outskirts of Tepoztlan, with excellent panoramic views of the Sierra del Tepozteco. Located in a wooded setting of unusual features, the surrounding environment provides an unique natural environment and for our project.

© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

The goal was to have the ability to build a fast and affordable hotel that offered lodging for Tepoztlan tourist. With a projection of 20 rooms, we began building the first modules. Unlike the hotel of Andreas Strauss, we place the rooms (tubes) in three modules to harness the ground as possible much as possible.

General Plan
General Plan

Our office was commissioned to do a general plan and build the first module 3 tubocretos then Tubohotel administration was responsible for building the remaining modules. The order of the tubes is random with respect to the topography. Construction took place over a period of 3 months.

© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "TuboHotel / T3arc" 04 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/147712/tubohotel-t3arc/>
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128 Comments

Marysia Sewell · October 09, 2012

How do the large pipes connect to the ground? I would really like to know

Stephen Bolling · August 08, 2012

Hotel made from Concrete Pipes http://t.co/k8s7XyqX #RegenerativeHomes

Angel Ng · August 02, 2012

Recycled concrete pipes for hotel rooms! Looks bloody expensive. http://t.co/s0pVljeL via @archdaily

plamuek76 · May 08, 2012
Centor4 · May 03, 2012

TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://t.co/RJA4y0cn

OceanVU · March 23, 2012

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Dan Fergadis · March 07, 2012

Quien dijo que el Tubo está perdido... TuboHotel / T3arc http://t.co/Vn0qY5gL #Arquitectura

Pepe Portet · March 07, 2012

Quien dijo que el Tubo está perdido... TuboHotel / T3arc http://t.co/Vn0qY5gL #Arquitectura

Gabriela Tolentino · January 18, 2012

TuboHotel / T3arc http://t.co/1TvuD6Iy via @archdaily #arquitetura #hotel #mexico

Jeff Reininger · January 01, 2012

@kyleburkholder Blood building, that&#39s safe to say. Also, I found a new hotel for you and Stef to check out http://t.co/00m6D1UD

thaicontractors · September 19, 2011

??????????????????????????? ??????????? ???????? http://t.co/TBK4Xbc7

Williemae Primo · August 30, 2011

@Melanyhfj Tubo Hotel in Mexico comprises 3 #concrete tubes stacked on top of each other http://t.co/nMMJshy #Lafarge

Mike Lomax · August 30, 2011

Tubo Hotel in Mexico comprises 3 #concrete tubes stacked on top of each other http://t.co/OMjjVN8 #Lafarge

Lafarge · August 29, 2011

Tubo Hotel in Mexico comprises 3 #concrete tubes stacked on top of each other http://t.co/OMjjVN8 #Lafarge

kIMCHI HO · August 10, 2011

Definitely trying out these tube hotels one day! It’s like living in a honey comb :) http://t.co/ms4Iq3q

Ceara Shoffstall · August 03, 2011

As somebody who lives in a hot, muggy climate, my first thought was "do they have ac?"

Jen Camp · February 10, 2012 08:53 PM

It's not hot and muggy! it's at an altitude of about 8,000 feet. It's a very awesome little town.

Ivana Kuljan?i? · July 25, 2011

Great idea :) http://t.co/j3fUYYY

reino_ikem · July 22, 2011

TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://t.co/xaZ3z7e via @archdaily

Binnewies · July 18, 2011

Strange hotel in Mexico but probably big fun if all guests know each other? http://bit.ly/pArnFy (via @ClaudiaJuestel)

Andreas Susana · July 18, 2011

Strange hotel in Mexico but probably big fun if all guests know each other? http://bit.ly/pArnFy (via @ClaudiaJuestel)

Claudia Juestel · July 18, 2011

@Travelwriticus What do you think of this hotel? Hotel rooms seem to keep getting smaller and smaller..... http://t.co/beqP3tq

Claudia Juestel · July 18, 2011

Hotel rooms seem to keep getting smaller and smaller. Would you like to stay at the TuboHotel in Mexico? http://fb.me/DpeXqC04

Red Wolf · July 13, 2011

TuboHotel http://goo.gl/zu7q4 #architecture

ELIZAH LEIGH · July 12, 2011

The TuboHotel Provides Inexpensive and Eco-Friendly Rooms Made Out Of Ginormous Recycled Concrete Pipes http://is.gd/IinbKO

Mauricio Villegas · July 11, 2011
Angela Leenhouts · July 11, 2011

TuboHotel, down the tube in a nice way http://t.co/MUPBRl7 via @archdaily

Angela Leenhouts · July 11, 2011

TuboHotel, down the tube in a nice way http://t.co/MUPBRl7 via @archdaily

Miyoung Kang · July 10, 2011

??? ? ??? "??"??? ??? ???? ??? ?? ????? ?~ ??? ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? - http://t.co/VEQeSak

martaelia · July 10, 2011

TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://t.co/giU4OHN vía @archdaily

Graciela Valdez · July 10, 2011

TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://bit.ly/k5gG9G via @archdaily - RT @mrfidalgo

Maria Fidalgo · July 10, 2011

TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://t.co/zdvJ82N via @archdaily

Ana María Hernández · July 10, 2011

Un hotel increíble en México: TuboHotel via: ArchDaily.com http://t.co/mEhMF4x

Alyson Shane · July 09, 2011

This "tub hotel" is a really cool idea! http://t.co/jf8QO4l

Kenny Grossman · July 09, 2011

Cool travel hotel built from recycled concrete tubes: TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://t.co/SreiWxG via @archdaily

cristianaraffa · July 08, 2011

Sarà anche un lavoro di riciclo, ma in un tubo di cemento non credo che ci dormirei TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://t.co/Mhv1sga

Tom Towles · July 08, 2011

TuboHotel - elegant design using recycled concrete pipes for hotel rooms. http://t.co/xsvrwj7

Gyung-Su LEE (???) · July 08, 2011

??? ??? ????? RT @hiconcep: ??? ? ??? "??"??? ??? ???? ??? ?? ????? ?~ ??? ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? - http://t.co/VEQeSak

Gary Golla · July 08, 2011

TuboHotel - elegant design using recycled concrete pipes for hotel rooms. http://t.co/xsvrwj7

Gary Golla · July 08, 2011

TuboHotel - elegant design using recycled concrete pipes for hotel rooms. http://t.co/xsvrwj7

Adam Burnett · July 08, 2011

TuboHotel / T3arc | http://t.co/ZGHQKBR via @archdaily

reino_ikem · July 08, 2011

TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://t.co/xaZ3z7e via @archdaily

Hye yeon · July 07, 2011

????~~!! RT @hiconcep: ??? ? ??? "??"??? ??? ???? ??? ?? ????? ?~ ??? ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? - http://t.co/VEQeSak

???(????) · July 07, 2011

??? ? ??? "??"??? ??? ???? ??? ?? ????? ?~ ??? ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? - http://t.co/VEQeSak

mojito (???) · July 07, 2011

^^ RT @hiconcep: ??? ? ??? "??"??? ??? ???? ??? ?? ????? ?~ ??? ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? - http://t.co/VEQeSak

??? Jihoon Jeong · July 07, 2011

??? ? ??? "??"??? ??? ???? ??? ?? ????? ?~ ??? ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? - http://t.co/VEQeSak

Stephen Bolling · July 07, 2011

Take a look at the Concrete Pipe Hotel. http://bit.ly/k5gG9G #architecture #recycled

Brian Baltin · July 07, 2011

Again via @archdaily: TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://t.co/JSjBnxg

Shabnam_J · July 07, 2011

In case you might like to spend the night in a prefab tube: TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://t.co/1yQySiG via @archdaily

Embamex Colombia · July 07, 2011

Can you imagine living inside a concrete tube? Look at this hotel in Tepoztlan, #Mexico http://bit.ly/k5gG9G

Stephen Bolling · July 07, 2011

Photos of The Concrete Pipe Hotel. http://bit.ly/k5gG9G #architecture #recycled

Embassy of Mexico · July 06, 2011

Can you imagine living inside a concrete tube? Look at this hotel in Tepoztlan, #Mexico http://bit.ly/k5gG9G

???? · July 06, 2011

???? ?? ?? http://is.gd/IinbKO

Andrew de Ville · July 06, 2011

TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://t.co/vgQmqoY via @archdaily

Dana Tomic Hughes · July 06, 2011

Weird-o-rama! TuboHotel by T3arc in Mexico. Would you guys stay here? http://www.archdaily.com/14771... http://fb.me/J49QC6cq

society · July 06, 2011

Totally Tubular TubeHotel In Mexico Offers Up Accommodations In Recycled Concrete Pipes: The goal was to ... http://bit.ly/lourAg #u25a0

SOCIETYNEWS · July 06, 2011

Totally Tubular TubeHotel In Mexico Offers Up Accommodations In Recycled Concrete Pipes: The goal was to ... http://bit.ly/lourAg #u25a0

Bente Veintiuno · July 06, 2011

http://t.co/7RawUWm @mariaportilla1 @manolomr @aliciabello

Arki100 · July 05, 2011

Chequen este Hotel en Tepoztlan!! http://t.co/w8lbRWR

Laserscannerblg · July 05, 2011

Wer braucht schon ein Design-Hotel, wenn man in Betonröhren übernachten kann?! http://ow.ly/5wUEj

Architektourist · July 05, 2011

Wer braucht schon ein Design-Hotel, wenn man in Betonröhren übernachten kann?! http://ow.ly/5wUEj

Architektourist · July 05, 2011

Wer braucht schon ein Design-Hotel, wenn er in Betonröhren übernachten kann?! http://ow.ly/5wUsQ

Eric Criens · July 05, 2011

TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://t.co/sbPbaNx via @archdaily

energysavinghouse · July 05, 2011

?????????????????????? ??????? ???????? http://fb.me/KhdaHBCx

Pepeng · July 05, 2011

TuboHotel Lokasi di mexico, bentuknya nyentrik ! http://t.co/ZG7pEQk http://twitpic.com/5li730

Ingrid van Baast · July 05, 2011

Great idea, hotel rooms made of concrete drainpipes. TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://t.co/bDSQ4Vm via @archdaily

dAnny Seow · July 05, 2011

woow TuboHotel!.... designed out of recycled concrete pipes http://t.co/Cub4yyb via @archdaily

Murray Heath · July 05, 2011
Nicholas Patten · July 05, 2011
Monica H. Guzman · July 05, 2011

TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://t.co/EAtSJ48 via @archdaily” // O.o cuartos de hotel en forma de tubO!! #cool #follow @tubohotel

Jason J Geiger · July 05, 2011

TuboHotel / T3arc http://archdai.ly/jCnETK #architecture

Wull hashim · July 05, 2011

effective precast concrete use. more than a DRAIN TuboHotel / T3arc | ArchDaily http://t.co/d8uAoTE via @archdaily

Jasmin Melan · July 05, 2011

Fancy staying in a culvert? Check out TuboHotel. http://t.co/LezUGGj Thanks Seksan for sharing this.

Juan Madrigal · July 05, 2011

TuboHotel / T3arc http://archdai.ly/jCnETK #architecture

Atika Concept · July 05, 2011

TuboHotel, muy distinto a otros http://bit.ly/kjtojK

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Basement · July 05, 2011

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ariana roberts · July 05, 2011

sleepin' in a pipe- definitely different; i'd be willing to stay there, though. looks cool

felipe Marques · July 05, 2011

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camilo · July 05, 2011

i would like to see the bathroom modules and the connection to the rooms.... in terms of privacy. perhaps other combinations could be done to create ensuit showers/ toilets

SymmetryDevelopments · July 04, 2011

Will Toronto architects make a break from recti-linear designs and propose cylindrical structures? Hope so. TuboHotel: http://t.co/ivykfBv

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mvb · July 04, 2011

I think the idea is interesting and the rooms are very cozy. However, it would be better to use a longer module, or two single modules in order to include a private toilet and a small closet to make it more convenient. It is a really nice place for backpackers or low budget customers.

Olivier Hortensius · July 04, 2011

when somebody is sleeping you should make a hole so the tube begins to role.

but that's an enormes bed if i guess about 2.5*2.5.

anon · July 04, 2011

Please tell me this is a joke...

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