Tokyo capsule hotel gets a Finnish-inspired refresh and sauna

January 22, 2018 by  
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Capsule hotels are commonplace in Tokyo, but the recently renovated ºC (Do-C) Ebisu hopes to stand out from the pack with its contemporary Finnish-inspired refresh. Designed by Tokyo-based practice Schemata Architects , the renovated hotel is one of the newest offerings by capsule hotel chain 9h (nine hours). Though guests won’t have much room in their tiny capsule units, they do have access to a roomy Finnish-inspired sauna. 9h hotels typically redesign and build their capsule hotels from scratch, but decided to take the renovation route with ºC (Do-C) Ebisu. Schemata Architects was asked to preserve the existing capsule units but otherwise gut the interior and overhaul the exterior. The building was also retrofitted with new saunas . “In Japan, people often stereotypically associate capsule hotels with saunas due to the conventional style of capsule hotels in the past,” wrote the architects. “The existing building was actually not equipped with saunas, but we intentionally recreated the stereotypical image by adding saunas there, while eradicating the conventional impression, to establish a powerful combination of capsules and saunas representing the identity of ºC.” Related: Kyoto’s Futuristic Nine Hours Capsule Hotel Offers a First Class Sleeping Experience in Tiny Pods The eight-floor capsule hotel’s narrow building facade was repainted in a rusty red hue, matching the color of the anti-corrosive paint applied to the structural steel members. Natural timber is used throughout the interior, while clear fiber-reinforced plastic, chosen for waterproofing purposes, can be seen in the space connecting the shower room and sauna. The project was completed December 2017 and is located a one-minute walk away from Ebisu Station. You can make bookings online ; the capsule hotel is open to both men and women. Per the name, each stay at the minimalist hotel is only nine hours: one hour to get ready for bed, seven hours of sleep, and one hour before checkout. + Schemata Architects Images by Nacasa & Partners

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Lookotels Seeks to Roll Out Prefabricated Capsule Hotels in Spain

November 5, 2010 by  
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Capsule hotels are all the rage in Japan, and now Lookotels is aiming to bring the of prefabricated modular building trend to Spain. The company has envisioned a 100-room hotel composed of factory-built capsules that could be constructed in less than 6 months

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Announcing the Green Halloween Costume Contest Finalists!

November 5, 2010 by  
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Halloween has come and gone and you might have already plowed through all of your collected treats, but luckily we’ve got some eye candy for you to feast on – the fabulous finalists from our Green Halloween Costume Contest ! We were totally impressed (and in some cases terrified) by the flood of creative costumes we received and we’ve narrow them down to a select few that really showed what DIY eco costume making is all about. Now it’s up to you to choose the lucky winners who will receive a sweet FEED Halloween bag filled with Yummy Earth Lollipops , a $100 gift certificate to the Inhabitatshop , and our fabulous Inhabitat t-shirts and tote bags ! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE COSTUME HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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LAST CHANCE to Vote for Your Favorite Recycled Denim Design!

November 4, 2010 by  
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The Recycled Denim Challenge closes tonight at midnight! Heads up DIY design fans! Ecouterre ’s Recycled Denim Challenge is currently showcasing 45 incredible recycled denim designs, and today is your last chance to vote for your favorite! The grand prize winner will receive a $200 Gap gift certificate and all the fortune and fame that comes with being showcased on Ecouterre , Inhabitat , and The Gap 1969 Stream , so cast your vote today ! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE RECYCLED DENIM DESIGN > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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