moscow: sleepbox

as much as we love moscow, we were never too thrilled whenever we had to fly there through sheremetyevo, one of the city's three major airports. why? well, we've been harassed by swarms of taxi drivers, extorted by security guards, and on one occasion our luggage had been most professionally ransacked by baggage handling staff. but modern times change fast, and with the russian economy steadily growing, the airport has had to keep up with the modern traveler, and improve its service, infrastructure and facilities. a striking innovation of late is sleepbox, a soundproof and portable two-person room that was installed at the airport for demonstration purposes. developed by mikhail krymov and alexei goryainov of russian architecture practice arch group, it's 2 meters long, 1.4 metres wide and 2.3 metres high, and can be positioned near boarding gates, and allows passengers to rent them for periods as short as 30 minutes. sleepbox is to operate several cabins at the airport in the very near future. prototype location: terminal f, sheremetyevo airport.

© arch group - one sleek pod