Artist-renovated, pop-up hotel program lets you sleep right on the sand in Tel Aviv.

As part of a project by a group of designers and architects, city spaces that stand empty are being turned into isolated guest rooms by the Pixel Hotel chain. In time for the winter, a lifeguard shack in Tel Aviv will be transformed into a boutique one-room hotel on the beach.

The Pixel Hotel chain originated in Linz, Austria, as an urban art project by a group of local architects. They renovated rooms scattered in unique places around the city, such as a boat docked on the river or a courtyard that was once a carpentry shop.

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