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Design Firm Creates Mobile Drone Hotel Concept

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Talk about island-hopping. The Toronto branch of global architecture and design firm HOK recently unveiled a radical new concept that could take the hospitality industry by storm someday. As its entry for the Radical Innovation Award 2016 competition, HOK came up with Driftscape, a mobile, self-sustaining hotel concept that allows guests to pilot their own rooms from hot-spot to hot-spot on two- to three-day excursions. Each Driftcraft room would use drone technology to take flight, providing its single occupant with 360-degree views and the flexibility of exploring just about anywhere within reach of the desired destination. Check out the concept’s renderings below. For more on the project, click here. To check out past Radical Innovation award winners, click here.

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Driftcraft exploring a breathtaking terraced mountain location (Courtesy of HOK)
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Driftscape guests creating their own desert adventure (Courtesy of HOK)
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Driftscape depicted during an island escapade (Courtesy of HOK)
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Driftcraft offers 360-degree views from inside it (Courtesy of HOK)
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Detailed conceptual plans for the self-contained components (Courtesy of HOK)