Motion aims at illustrating a hotel in the orbit of our planet earth and
is designed to be used by 300 people at one time, meaning a volume of
20 000 tourists can be served per year.
envisions the linking up with gravity and zero gravity while dealing in
a more sophisticated way with motion, space and time.
the assignment to design in space beyond our atmosphere and the familiar
contact with the three conventional dimensions, the man's imagination
is first confronted by the fact that all coordinates (x,y,z) are equal
and by the realization that there is at least one more dimension.
the 3 dimensional sphere | allraum
To create gravity zones we developed a three dimensional sphere called
"allraum" as a response to our conventional world view of Newton.
3d sphere covers the private areas of the spacehotel Motion.
The module consists of an outside and inside sphere. The outside sphere
serves protection and mechanics, the inside sphere combines the different
utilization areas (living, sleeping, cleaning). Inside of every 3d sphere
utilizations are ascribed which face each other in the interior.
Entering your 3d sphere, you will be accelerated if desired and switched
from the inside track (grey spheres) to the outside track (red spheres,
in motion) through an entry track.
On this outside track you will be moved with constant speed on a big circle
track. Gravity is simulated by the motion of the outer space along the
outside circle track. You will be slightly attracted by its space when
activated (0.3 g).
The utilizations are activated by the rotation of the sphere toward the
gravity axis. You can walk inside your 3d sphere from space to space.
You feel light and enjoy the lightness of being. At the same time it is
possible to orientate and feel much more comfortable while sleeping, eating
and above all using the toilet.
the four dimensional sphere | hyperspace
It orientates itself not by Newton (3d sphere) but it describes the principles
of Einstein as a continuum of time and space. The inner sphere serves
as the public and social adventure space. According to the physical extension
of the space concept of the past century it has been developed to a four
The inner area allows to change the described space permanently by a change
Developed out of a role model of a public square it´s assignment
is to focus, to distribute, to be solemn, soft and cuddly or freaky. The
Hyperspace can vary between intimate cosiness and generous openness through
a reconfiguration of space structure. This Hyperspace is to offer always
the best possible nature of a stay and is to be able to simulate a day
(morning and evening mood).
4D sphere works over a multi-layered membrane. The outside is resistant
to influences from outer space and is therefore less flexible. The inside
is made of flexible skin. Above all this skin has to guarantee the atmospherically
haptic and colourwise ability to adjust. Both of them, the membrane and
the skin, make the change possible by restructuring and arranging gel
masses to new configurations (compare time familiar). Additional space
configurations can be made possible by lacing up membranes radially (compare
time openness). Through an overlapping of both transformations yet unknown
variations of space arise (compare time cosiness). Along the longitudinal
axis the space can vary between several qualities and theoretically achieves
an infinite number of space reconfigurations.
Experience value and permanent analyses of the users requests should coordinate
the atmospheric quality timewise.
Hyperspace represents the architectural answer for the comprehension of
time and space in the new millennium!
The cover of the 4D sphere is also responsible for the energy production.
It takes care of it with the help of a solar fibre which can produce power
out of sunlight. This fibre consists of a filament-like supporting material
which is coated with several layers of non-crystal silicon. Two additional
conducting electrodes make electricity generation possible.
The energy is obtained by the surface of the sun-facing membrane whereas
the side which is turned away from the sun is responsible for the necessary
heat transport back into outer space through the membrane and its technical
| leisure time activities
Leisure time activities are linked up as plug-ins to the 4d sphere.
They embody the entertainment and extrem sports oportunities of the spacehotel
and are logical replies for the need of our addiction to attractions,
because they can be replaced at any time if required.
Of course plug-ins also use the advantage of zero gravity and can be linked
to the 4d sphere at certain places.
The opening up begins at the outside ring with a reception room (similar
to a hotel entrance hall).
Being used to gravity it is desirable to be lead in zero gravity. Customary
ways need a suitable three dimensional translation. To avoid flying permanently
through zero gravity, contact to the three dimensional street has to be
given by contact shoes.
This street (blue) develops from here to collect the guest and gives him
orientation in zero gravity. The surface of the tube-shaped street turns
into the inside surface (yellow) of the space which leads into the inside
center of the station.
At the end of the short space the principle is turned upside down. On
the one hand the inside walls break open again to inside space and on
the other hand they break open to the outside wall of the three dimensional
main street inside. Such a principle is necessary to take hold of motion
streams in space without gravity and to divert them. Spaces and open structures
transform into each other continuously.
At the same time the three dimensional streets serve as supply for the
create zones of specific use in zero gravity, we developed three dimensional
extensions of conventional table cultures. These table volumes can be
grouped in space as desired to form bigger but also smaller arrangements.