A Small Boutique Pod Hotel with Minimalist Luxury
Japan’s capsule hotels are often a strange concept to foreigners, but the idea is an ingenious way to handle city crowding and space constraints. The first capsule hotel in Japan was built in 1979 in Osaka.
All of the iconography to guide one through the hotel complex and introduce people to its concepts reinforces the core concept of the place: simple, functional, black, white and basic from start to finish. This place serves a set of architectural and interior needs for the nine-hour period people sleep in it, then allows them to move on to the city, their next flight or other destination without needing to worry about the time spent in between.
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