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2014 / A NEW HOTEL CONCEPT RADICAL INNOVATION AWARD

S LOT ISSUE NO. 1 / FEBRUARY 20141

S LOT FIT RIGHT IN

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From Tokyo to Monaco, Shanghai to Manhattan, the current hotel industry is filled with structures that are rigid and non-adaptable. Customization is non-existent, with only a choice between king bed or double bed, breakfast included... or not.

What if... you could have a hotel room customized to your needs and wants as a traveler, trimmed of its fat and given a boost in all the things you know and love? With SLOT, you can.

SLOT is a new hotel concept Packed with useless amenities that redesigns itself from a set of (who wants to swim in NYC?), pre-made components, a luxury customers end up paying for modular system that allows for facilities they barely use. easy modification, and infinite permuations.

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SLOT welcomes everyone from the solo businessman, the playboy on the prowl, couples on their honeymoon, best friends on a soul-searching trip, and even the family on vacation. At SLOT, everyone fits right in.

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TOP: SLOT NYC, Chelsea location

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An oasis in an urban metropolis, SLOT hotels are at the intersection between luxury and utility.

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SLOT begins with a pre-existing modular system: the vertical parking structure. Found in most urban metropolises, these systems grow and shrink depending on the site they inhabit.

With car usage projected to decrease in the next few decades (thank you citibike!), we propose that the SLOT hotel reappropriate these structures; extending their lifespans and lowering the hotel’s carbon footprint (yay, sustainability!)

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It’s simple, really! A site is found (size doesn’t matter, because one size fits all!), and the structure is assembled. SLOT was designed for (small) lots in mind, but can be aggregated for any site and city.

The developer determines the distribution of room types (we have several!) and the units are inserted into their new home.

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The pods are shifted up and down to create more variety on the facade and provide better lighting in between levels. Circulation is provided by moving platforms in the back that bring SLOT users directly to their units!

The ground floor of SLOT is outiftted with interchangeable amenities, depending on the nature of the SLOT (business, pleasure?) Modular meeting rooms, a taco food truck, even a stage for a summer concert... the options are limitless! Talk about bang for your buck.

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OUTER SHELL

FLOOR PLATES

INSERTED SHELF

FURNITURE

A THERMALLY INSULATED BARRIER, THE EXTERIOR SHELL ENCASES EACH INVIDIDUAL SLOT UNIT.

FLOOR PLATES ARE PRE-FABRICATED TO ALLOW MECHANICAL AND PLUMBING FIXTURES TO BE RUN THROUGH.

CUSTOMIZED SHELVING UNITS INCORPORATE IN-BUILT FURNITURE: SINKS, BATH ACCESSORIES, AND ELECTRICAL OUTLETS.

SPECIALLY DESIGNED FURNITURE MAXIMIZES SPACE EFFICIENTLY; AN EXTRA DESK CHAIR FLATTENS INTO A MINIMAL PLANE, AND IS HUNG FROM THE WALL.

slot this, SLOT consists of an insulated outer shell, within which a grooved layer is inserted. Customized SLOT pieces are slotted into the system: shelving, storage, furniture, lighting. Like LEGO pieces, they are assembled and put together to accommodate anything from the 42” plasma TV (step aside, Ritz), and the 4 pieces of luggage that you (or your wife) brought along.

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PARKING STRUCTURE

SLOTTED INTERIOR

COLLAPSIBLE STAIRS

INTEGRATED SHELF

THESE EXISTING MODULAR UNITS SERVE AS SLOTS MAIN INFRASTRUCTURE. THEY CAN BE AGGREGATED ACCORDING TO THE DIMENSIONS OF ANY SITE.

A GROOVED SURFACE IS INSERTED INTO THE OUTER SHELL, AND IS THE INTERFACE THROUGH WHICH FURNITURE AND SHELVING IS EASILY ASSEMBLED.

LIKE THE OTHER COMPONENTS, THE STAIRS SLIDE INTO THE GROOVED WALL AND CAN BE SLID BACK TO STACK UPON EACH OTHER, INCREASING THE USABLE SQUARE FOOTAGE.

SHELVING UNITS EXPAND BEYOND THEIR ROLE TO ACCOMMODATE ADDITIONAL AMENITIES. BEDDING AND STORAGE BECOME PART OF A CUSTOMIZED MULTI-FUNCTIONAL UNIT .

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CIRCULATION S_LOT UNIT DEVELOPERS CAN SELECT THE DISTRIBUTION OF SLOT TYPOLOGIES THAT POPULATE THE STRUCTURE. SOLO, DOUBLE AND GROUP SLOTS ALL FIT INTO THE SAME STANDARDIZED MODULE, MAKING IT A BREEZE TO PICK AND MIX! THE UNITS CAN ALSO BE RECONFIGURED DEPENDING ON THE DEMANDS OF THE MARKET, MAKING IT EXTREMELY ADAPTABLE FOR THE FUTURE.

GUESTS ACCESS THEIR SLOT UNITS VIA AN ELEVATOR LOCATED ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE HOTEL. PIN CODE ACCESS AND TOP OF THE LINE SECURITY SERVICES ENSURE 100% PRIVACY AND SAFETY. JUST ONE TAP AND GUESTS ARE AT THEIR FRONT DOOR.

EXTRA FUN!

go big!

THE FIRST FLOOR OF ANY SLOT HOTEL IS ALWAYS A HOTBED OF ACTIVITY. THE FLEXIBILITY OF THIS PUBLIC SPACE ALLOW FOR MULTIPLE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES TO TAKE PLACE. DAILY FOOD TRUCKS, CONFERENCE ROOM SLOT UNITS, OUTDOOR POOLS DURING THE SUMMER, EVEN A STAGE FOR A CONCERT; SLOT ALWAYS HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER FOR EVERYONE.

At a larger scale, SLOT hotels offer the developers the ability to mix and match beyond the confines of the individual unit. Constantly innovating to stay ahead of the game, SLOT hotels are associated with the up and coming trends of the city.

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profiles

01: MAX

02: marc & jo

03: the LEES

SLOT is meant for everyone, and its units are designed to cater to all traveler demographics.

AGE: 27 STATUS: SINGLE

AGE: 35 & 32 STATUS: LONG-TERM

AGE: 40, 39, 8, 2 STATUS: FAMILY

The modular nature of SLOT makes it easy to mix and match components to create the perfect hotel room, no matter who you are, or where you’re from.

PROFILE: A lone wolf on the prowl, Max is ready to take the city by storm. He doesn’t care too much for bells and whistles, but wants a space he can proudly bring his lady friends back to.

PROFILE: Marc & Jo are yuppies on the search for adventure. They’re not buying into the budget of upscale hotels, and aren’t ready to slum it out in a motel. They tweet everything they see. #socialmedia.

PROFILE: The Lees aren’t your typical family. They’re not into Disney or cruise ships. They hit up museums and galleries, and their kids don’t wear crocs.

Meet some of our customers.

SLOT TYPE: SOLO

SLOT TYPE: DOUBLE

SLOT TYPE: GROUP

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IMAGE: A typical Double SLOT unit in Amsterdam. Flooded with natural daylight, both the downstairs bathroom and upstairs bedroom get full floor to ceiling views of the city’s famous canals and picturesque houses. 14

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PI VO T  DO O R

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BUILT- IN  BED  F RAME

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be dr o o m 7 6 .5  s q f t

l i vi n g  a r e a 124.5 sq ft

bedr oom 7 6 .5  s q f t

WC 76.5 sq ft

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COL L AP SIBL E S TA I R

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solo slot

The SOLO SLOT is perfect for the single traveler. The extra large bed is located on the first floor for “easy access”, and is equipped with a flatscreen TV. Don’t forget the upstairs bathroom and its amazing rain shower.

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F L OORIN G

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b e d r oom 76.5 sq ft

F LOORI N G

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IN SERTED  ACCESSO RIES

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SH E LV I N G  UN I T S

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I NS E R T E D A C C E S S O R I E S

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G LA ZI NG

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E X T E RI O R  SH E LL

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I N T E RI O R  FI N I SH

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COL L AP SIBL E S TA I R

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The DOUBLE SLOT is a match made in heaven for any dynamic duo traveling the globe. Couples, friends, siblings; anyone looking to share a room is welcome!

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TRAN SF ORMABL E F UTON

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F OL D AB LE FUR NI TUR E

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F L O O R I NG

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The GROUP SLOT consists of two separate units that cater to the living and sleeping needs of 4 individuals. It’s a great option for families looking for some bonding time, or friends traveling in a group. An outdoor garden bridges the two, providing another great space for gathering. 21

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GLAZ I N G

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CUSTO M BED

S U S P E N D E D   B AT H T U B

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SU SPE N D E D  BAT H T U B

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WC 76.5 sq ft

CUSTO M BED

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TRANSF O RMABL E F UTO N

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CO L L ASPIBL E STAIRS

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I N S ER TE D   AC C E S S O R IE S

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PI VOT  D OOR

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I N SE RT E D  AC C E SSORI E S

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F LOO R I N G

COLLA S P IB LE S TA IR S

FLOORI N G

birch flooring hot water floor heating plywood floor joist

plywood veneer steel rod rigid insulation vapor-proof barrier

PIVO T DO O R

plywood ve n e e r ste e l rod rigid in su lation vapor-proof barrie r

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TOP: SLOT AMS, Leidsestraat location

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SLOT’s modular system allows it to adapt seamlessly to any location in the world. Its components are easily altered to suit any climate, culture and context.

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plus this, minus that. SLOT is engineered for urban metropolises, and thus streamlines its services specifically for the cities it occupies. Over the years, hospitality trends have shifted away from “big box” generic architecture, towards a more personalized boutique experience. SLOT sees this as an opportunity to look at the needs of a customer with fresh eyes, modifying

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the existing market segments to create an entirely new one: affordable luxury. SLOT analyzes the typical offerings of a generic hotel and trims it of any unecessary costs. By reducing the finances spent on facilities such as fitness centers and pools, SLOT is able to give its clients more bang for their buck by channeling the resources saved into things that matter.

01 SECURITY

02 CONCIERGE

03 LOCATION

Upon arrival, set your own PIN code to access your SLOT unit. 100% privacy!

With the SLOT app, service is 1 click away. Our friendly crew is there for you 24 hours a day.

With the ability to fit into almost any real estate site, SLOT can quickly populate any new city.

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05 CUSTOMIZE

06 CONNECT

Re-using existing infrastructure means lower economic & environmental costs.

The “kit of parts” gives every visitor a SLOT experience suited specifically for them.

Speedy wi-fi and the most up-to-date technology keeps SLOT ahead of the curve.

07 POOL

08 ROOM SERVICE

09 GYM

When was the last time you swam in a hotel pool in NYC?

SLOT ties up with www.seamless.com to provide endless delivery options!

Why run on a treadmill when Central Park is around the corner?

10 BIG BED

11 HOT SHOWER

12 WOOHOO!

California King and Egyptian cotton sheets? ‘Nuff said.

The best way to start, and end your day.

With all the savings made cutting out irrelevant amenities, SLOT can provide more, for less!

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ABOVE: A section showing a potential aggregation of SLOTS. The Group SLOT’s rooftop gardens add greenery to the city, and provide a space for family and friends to gather. 28

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I love THIS outdoor PATIO. i can't believe all my luggage fit in here!

wow, CHECK OUT YO THISBOO VIEW!

i just tweeted about the concert tonight at (s)lot!

hey wanna see which food trucks are here today? let's see if there are any (s)lots in tokyo next week.

hey can you look up the (s) lot app for tours?

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this bed is so amazing! i could sleep in it all day.

MATT JUST CHECKED INTO THE (S)LOT IN MIDTOWN. LET'S MEET HIM THERE!

what movie is playing?

THAT WAS THE BEST TACO I'VE EVER HAD!

LOOKS LIKE A CONFERENCE UNIT IS FREE AT 9AM TOMORROW FOR OUR MEETING.

I THINK THE ICE CREAM TRUCK FROM LAST WEEK IS BACK, LET'S GO GET SOME!

THE GROUP UNIT IS PERFECT FOR FAMILY BONDING! I JUST MADE A RESERVATION ON THE APP, CAN'T WAIT TO CHECK THE ROOM OUT!

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THE (S)LOT APP JUST UPDATED THEIR EVENT SCHEDULE AGAIN!

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IMAGE: The living area of a Group SLOT in downtown Manhattan. With an extra pod to accomodate all the extra friends and family, the SLOT provides an intimate gathering space for hanging out and enjoying a great view. 34

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everything... SLOT comes with its very own state of the art app. Available on multiple smartphone platforms, it is a onestop shop for everything. Make a reservation, contact the 24 hour concierge service, even turn down the lights for your SLOT. It’s userfriendly interface makes it accessible for anyone and everyone who is a guest at SLOT.

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BOOK YOUR SLOT

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01 DATES

02 LOCATION

03 TYPE

04 REVIEW

05 SUCCESS!

Quickly (and easily) select the length of your stay.

Choose from a multitude of available (S)LOTS around the city of your choice.

Pick your modus operandi.

Check and double check before you hit go!

How easy was that? Confirmation is mailed directly, along with an access code to your SLOT unit

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CONTROL YOUR SLOT

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01 THE ZONE

02 ALARM

03 TEMPERATURE

04 MUSIC

05 LUMENS

Everything you need at your fingertips! Climate control at its best.

No more snoozing (unless you really want to). Get up early to catch that free SLOT tour of the city!

Freeze baby? No problem!

Plug in that mp3 player and rock out to your favorite tunes in the comfort of your SLOT.

Reading? Napping? The dimming option sure beats a clapper any day.

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ASK YOUR SLOT

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01 NAVIGATE

02 MODE

03 KNOW THY CITY

04 SLOT EVENTS

05 PHONE A FRIEND

Transportation, city guides, SLOT events, and a 24 hour concierge are all at your disposal!

SLOT has got you covered for almost every mode of transportation you need.

The app provides great recommendations for travelers looking for some local hot spots.

All things SLOT related with the touch of your screen! Locate food trucks, concerts, even book a meeting room.

In need of more assistance? Call the direct 24 hour hotline and speak to a real person, no robots or touch tone dialing here!

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ABOVE: View from the bathroom of a SLOT hotel in Tokyo. With a view over Ginza, the one-way glass ensures privacy while allowing guests to enjoy the daily hustle and bustle of the city going about its day. 44

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SLOT not only contributes to the economy, but provides an indepth “local� look into the heart of the city. The incorporation of social media as a means to not only advertise but also streamline its services allows for a seamless Situated in prime locations transitions: book your slot, checkacross the cities it inhabits, in, and check-out all without a SLOT commands the attention hitch. of a previously untapped market segment. With a focus on SLOT goes beyond merely sustainability and its inherent belief providing a list of services and in supporting local businesses, amenities, and strives to craft Our aim is for every experience at SLOT to be personalized to the needs and wants of each individual that passes through. As a company, SLOT promises both luxury and affordabilty.

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unforgettable experiences for its guests. Our company beliefs are not centered around the costcutting and revenue boosting, as those aspects are irrelevant if the inherent concept of the hotel is not molded around the needs of the modern traveler. Therein lies the potential for SLOT to be a new benchmark for the hospitality industry.

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