a reinterpreted capsule hotel in tokyo with japanese tea-house style
 

a reinterpreted capsule hotel in tokyo with japanese tea-house style

hotel zen tokyo, a luxury capsule hotel lies amidst the bustling capital city of japan. contrasting its busy, noisy and frenetic surroundings, the hotel attempts to bring tranquility to their guests. located a few steps away from the ningyocho station in tokyo, the hotel’s prime location offers a quick access to both of the city’s airports and to the city’s most exciting destinations.

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the concept is a ‘capsule hotel’, a popular typology in japan where each room is a pod where guests can choose from various bed sizes and pod styles. in hotel zen tokyo, each pod is designed according to the traditional japanese design discipline of ‘wabi-sabi’, minimalistic design that appreciates small spaces and natural materials.

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blending the authentic japanese aesthetic, with a modern style, the hotel offers a relaxing ‘zen’ environment without sacrificing convenience. the hotel is meant to imitate a traditional japanese tea house, filled with subtle details and natural materials. clean lines and minimal decoration provide a sense of calm in the rooms.

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the hotel also includes a basement bar and cafe that serve a variety of japanese sake and fusion cuisine. the basement serves as a gateway to japanese culture, art and music. during the day, the space acts as the cafe library that hosts pop-up exhibitions of arts and crafts. during the night, there is live, traditionally-inspired japanese music to accompany the drink and cocktail menu.

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project info:

 

name: hotel zen tokyo

location: tokyo, japan

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: cristina gomez | designboom

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