Back in late 2009 Arch Group shared with us their proposal for an urban relaxation pod – SLEEPBOX. Their concept has been realized, with production of the modular 2.5×1.6m x 2.5-3m high unit high moving ahead.
The original idea was conceived as a solution for the urban traveller where one often finds themselves in between flights, waiting for a train, or simply did not have time to book a hotel. The SLEEPBOX provides an efficient solution where one can take a moment to rest. Typical locations that are envisioned as benefiting from the implementation of SLEEPBOX include railroad stations, airports, exhibition centers, shopping centers, accommodation facilities, and outside environments where local climates permit.
Overall construction of the unit employs MDF, metal, and glass-reinforced plastic. Equipped with ventilation, outlets for laptops and cell phones, luggage storage and interior lighting, the units can be upgraded to include built-in audio visual elements, Wi-Fi, security systems, and integrated payment stations.
Operated on a pay to use system, the first SLEEPBOX was recently installed at the Aeroexpress terminal of Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. It has made an immediate impact and generated much interest from a commercial perspective. Look for the SLEEPBOX to pop up at an airport or train station near you.