Schemata Architects Reimagines Japanese Capsule Hotels

An ideal blend of old and new.

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Schemata Architects bring to life a new concept to the Japanese capsule hotel. Newly opened in the bustling district of Ebisu, Tokyo, the eight-floor hotel named “℃ (Do-C)” is part of the capsule hotel chain “9h (nine hours),” but aside from being based off a pre-existing capsule hotel, ℃ Hotel remains in a league of its own.

In an attempt to rid the stereotype of being a no-frills lodge for businessmen who have missed the last train, Schemata Architects has completely remodeled the interior and exterior, but have opted to keep the traditional bed-pods intact to maintain its authenticity as a “real” capsule hotel. The hotel incorporates modern materials such as fiber-reinforced plastic in the shower and sauna area, anti-corrosive paint, and TOTO “Warm Pillar” shower faucets. As the emphasis is relaxation, the Finnish löyly sauna method was imported to ℃ along with multi-stage cold baths. For a closer look, be sure to visit the architecture firm’s official site.

Those looking to try out this modern take on the capsule hotel can do so at approximately $50 USD a night. In other hotel news, MUJI has just opened its newest location ins Shenzhen, China.

℃ (Do-C) Ebisu
1-8-1 Ebisu
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

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