Sep 16, 2011

A Capsule Hotel Japan

Capsule hotels have existed in Japan for the past thirty years, but the 9 Hours “hotel” is distinguished by its minimalist design, characterized by clean lines and simple graphics. Designed by Cubic Corp. in collaboration with Studio S, the hotel experience is distilled down to the essential services one expects from a hotel which are then related across a time schedule: 1 hour to shower + seven hours to sleep + 1 hour to rest = 9 hours. Whether the guest must adhere to that strict linear cycle remains unknown. Aside from the conceit, the little hotel is impressive in the way its aesthetic is carried across all scales–everything has been designed, from sleepingwear and hand towels to the light-based system which acts as a silent wake-up alarm for guests inside the capsules. 
Via : architizer

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