hi matic hotel paris by matali crasset: rooms hi matic hotel paris by matali crasset: rooms
may 13, 2011

hi matic hotel paris by matali crasset: rooms

‘HI MATIC hotel’ in paris by matali crasset image courtesy of HI MATIC

‘HI MATIC hotel’, matali crasset’s latest collaboration with patrick elouarghi and philippe chapelet is now open. designed to offer visitors a new hotel typology, the project looks to establish new methods of interaction and an original experience for travelers.

distributed over five floors, the hotel houses 42 rooms of which there are numerous variations. combining the aesthetics and ideologies of both an urban hotel and a country lodge, the rooms feature cabin-like modules which can be adapted to suit the user and time of day. an integrated system of panels and storage is erected in the middle of the room, re-appropriating the space and disconnecting itself from its surrounding environment. the HI MATIC hotel is part futuristic hostel, part japanese riokan. eco-friendly elements are evident throughout, with organic paint on the walls, REN bath products and organic food for breakfast.

personal and protective dwellings made from wood and brightly colored glass enclose the visitor and provide a place of solitude. a platform bed in the middle of the unit remains low to the ground and acts as both modular seating and a sleeping surface. simple and autonomous in their approach, the rooms – like to rest of the hotel – are free from clutter and unnecessary kitsch. walls are void of paintings, and windows free of drapes, allowing the custom cabins themselves to become the main focus.

see also part I — the communal spaces

‘cabin’ module image courtesy of HI MATIC

as a bed image courtesy of HI MATIC

double room image courtesy of HI MATIC

built in desk image courtesy of HI MATIC

detail of ‘cabin’ with custom hooks image © designboom

during the day pillows are stored on top of the unit, freeing up the space for other activities image © designboom

detail of materials on unit  image © designboom  

detail of sign demonstrating how to convert the system from day to night image © designboom

washroom area of one room type image © designboom

corridor and room numbers image © designboom detail of lift and room doors images © designboom

bright and contrasting colors extend into the corridors and stairway image © designboom

stairway image © designboom

  • don’t want to spend a night in toy box!

    erube says:
  • I like how the walls of the boxes act as privacy from the outside. There is so much light in the rooms!!

    jess says:
  • Playful!

    Hanny says:
  • Looks playful and nice for a couple of nights. Unfortunately, as I checked out the website, I couldn’t figure out if it was adapted to a wheelchair in any way. Looking at the shower and the stairs, I suppose not.

    BieL says:
  • Dear jess, of course there’s so much light in the rooms. The room is a bit larger than the window!
    I like the concept anyway.

    v says:
  • I love this concept of a new kind of hostel and am surprised that with all our open source approaches to culture that this hasn’t been capitalized on yet. Its perfect for tourists that are just jaunting from one place to the next across Europe and don’t want to be hassled with concierges and check-in/check-out procedures. Its a great independent take on the hotel and encourages community interaction among travelers. Very cool concept!

    thedisgruntledarchitect.wordpress.com says:
  • love it

    Nils says:
  • o-Re-gami Mobile Lamp by Regenesi looks great in the images!

    maria silvia pazzi says:
  • I love this paint!

    Does anyone know what kind/color this paint is?

    Anon says:
  • really totally like it, compact and really well using spaces, it simple and it support people not to be caged in room, screaming if you want space go outside and interact!

    karasu6164 says:

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