- Hi-matic, Paris by Matali Crasset: An “eco-logical” hotel.
French architect Matali Crasset, after her experiences in Nice (HI Net) and Tunisia (Dar-HI), brings the HI concept to the French capital, all based on the idea of the sustainable holiday, in an attempt to improve guests’ awareness of environmental issues.
Because little acts can make a difference, such as use of natural recyclable materials to furnish the rooms, energy-saving light bulbs, flow reducers in the bathrooms, and organic fair trade foods.
HI matic’s 42 rooms are distributed over 5 levels, designed on the basis of the hut model which gives them a particularly welcoming feel.
Each “hut” offers all the services of a hotel room and more, built on the basis of a module like a traditional room. In the middle of the room is a big bed which may be transformed into a platform to work on, according to the guests' requirements.
Guests eat breakfast at a big shared table. Here too the philosophy of sustainability applies: no more of those buffets with all that wasted food, but a preference for quality over quantity. Vending machines with “organic food” allow guests perfect freedom in their schedule: “on fait comme on veut”.
Design: Matali Crasset, http://www.matalicrasset.com/
Place: Paris, France
Photo credits: Simon Bouisson
Hotel link: http://www.hi-matic.net/fr
Related links: Dar Hi, Tunisia http://www.floornature.com/blog/a-sustainable-vacation-7573/, Hi Net, Nizza, http://www.floornature.com/blog/hi-net-nice-a-sustainable-hotel-introducing-a-new-form-of-chic-7739/, Maison Sylvestre, http://www.floornature.com/blog/ecological-overnight-accommodations-in-the-woods-matali-crasset-and-her-andldquomaison-sylvestreandrdquo--7463/