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Revel in a machine aesthetic, prefab holiday apartment aboard a cruise ship

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If you had to spend a sufficient amount of time on a ship, you would want to have pretty comfortable lodgings. Alas, not all of us could afford to go on luxurious cruises let alone go on a private cruise aboard a luxury line. But that doesn’t mean we can’t dream or marvel at what glorious living conditions are out there for those who can afford to do so. This pre-fabricated holiday apartment is one such thing we can only wonder about unless you can someday go aboard the largest private cruise ship in the world.

Designer: Michael K. Chen

Revel in a machine aesthetic, prefab holiday apartment aboard a cruise ship

Inspired by the Unite D’Habitation housing typology by Swiss-French architect and designer Le Corbusier, the Pied-à-Mer is a 600-square foot luxury holiday apartment on a private cruise ship. As expected of course, it has a nautical theme but with midcentury, modernist influences. It starts out as a one-bedroom living space but can morph into a two-bedroom space for when they get visits from friends or family members.

Revel in a machine aesthetic, prefab holiday apartment aboard a cruise ship

Revel in a machine aesthetic, prefab holiday apartment aboard a cruise ship

The entire space can turn into a two-bedroom space with two bathrooms, a kitchen, a sitting area, a dressing room, and a trunk room. There’s also space for an entry hall and storage space which you’d need if you’re staying for a longer period than just a weekend. The foyer has the storage on one side and then a coat closet on the other side. The entryway has the guest closet on the left and the guest bathroom on the right, leading to the kitchen, living space, and a sliding door that opens up to a terrace with a view of the open seas.

Revel in a machine aesthetic, prefab holiday apartment aboard a cruise ship

Revel in a machine aesthetic, prefab holiday apartment aboard a cruise ship

The apartment is made up of prefab pod-like volumes which were created in Austria, and then they were installed on the ship in Spain for five weeks while the ship was undergoing its dry-dock maintenance. The pods, cladding, cabinets, and all the functional elements were all pre-fabricated, and some, like the folding table were created in New York before being shipped and installed in the apartment.

Revel in a machine aesthetic, prefab holiday apartment aboard a cruise ship

Revel in a machine aesthetic, prefab holiday apartment aboard a cruise ship

Speaking of the dining table, when it’s not being used for eating, it can be tucked away, and then the space is converted into a guest bedroom by lowering the guest bed. That bed as well as the main one comes with integrated nightstands, lighting, and even shelving. There is also a sliding door to give some sense of privacy between the two bedrooms. The fabricated pieces come in a blue and gray colored ribbed aluminum finish to give it a “slightly machine aesthetic” in keeping with the “machine for living” concept from Le Corbusier.

Revel in a machine aesthetic, prefab holiday apartment aboard a cruise ship

Revel in a machine aesthetic, prefab holiday apartment aboard a cruise ship

Revel in a machine aesthetic, prefab holiday apartment aboard a cruise ship

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