Designed by Dimitris Tsigos from Greek architecture firm Omniview, My Cocoon melts the capsule typology with a more open plan. The project is the result of a careful study on hostels around the world, their physical aspects and social relevance. The outcome is an intermediate space where you can find both privacy and a sharing feel.

“Our strategy was to aim for an intermediate typology between the capsule model, where the space is divided by walls, and the more traditional open plan model where personal space is loosely suggested by classic bunk beds. Our goal was to find the perfect balance between space fragmentation (hence privatization) and an overall feeling of openness… We also wanted the construction typology to have a traditional Cycladic look, but at the same time retain a feeling of lightness. To achieve this, a completely novice construction technique was developed, where the structural ability of a steel core spaceframe and the aesthetic merit of traditional screed cement were combined! We feel that the result is a welcoming space, where privacy and the inherent social aspect of hosteling are nicely balanced, and a very modern function has been appropriately introduced in the Cycladic environment.”


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