DDD HOTEL

DDD HOTEL

Designer
CASE-REAL
Location
Tokyo, Japan | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Hotels
Daisuke Shima
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
BathtubKaldewei
CarpetInterface
Viva Colores Berilo
FaucetsHansgrohe SE
Focus
WashbasinDuravit
Washbasin #233555
Sofa & ChairE&Y
HOCKNEY SOFA SYSTEM-JP
Floor Lamp Santa & Cole
TMD

Product Spec Sheet
Carpet
Viva Colores Berilo by Interface
Faucets
Focus by Hansgrohe SE
Washbasin
Washbasin #233555 by Duravit
Sofa & Chair
HOCKNEY SOFA SYSTEM-JP by E&Y
Floor Lamp
TMD by Santa & Cole

DDD HOTEL

CASE-REAL as Designers

A renovation project for a 37 year old business hotel in the Nihonbashi-Bakurocho area of Tokyo. Most of the business hotels in Japan have turned into simply a place only to sleep. In collaboration with the project team, our mission for this plan was to re-define what is needed for a contemporary business hotel.

photo_credit Daisuke Shima
Daisuke Shima
photo_credit Daisuke Shima
Daisuke Shima

The key concepts for the hotel was first of all, a place for good sleep and to spend a relaxing quality time. Since this hotel was renovated for people living in this ever changing society, a quality space and time was the most prioritized, to prevent this from becoming just a place to sleep. Specifically, this hotel complex has a cafe counter with a barista, and an experimental kitchen for a collective of chefs based in French cuisine, and a former parking-lot converted into a contemporary art gallery. We have, along with the project team, defined a modern day “business hotel” as a place to provide good sleep and an environment to spend a rich time culture wise through its restaurant and gallery.

photo_credit Daisuke Shima
Daisuke Shima
photo_credit Daisuke Shima
Daisuke Shima

The original arched windows of the facade were kept. After entering the large entrance gate which was designed to fit the tone of the existing tiles, stands a simple lobby hall. We aimed to create a calm atmosphere where the visitors can reset their minds, by designing a place not by adding elements, but by subtracting and organizing the elements that are essential. The void above the lobby hall, which was once sealed in the hotels previous renovation, was rearranged using the original architectural structure. Indirect lighting was used to complete the simple characteristics of the space.

photo_credit Daisuke Shima
Daisuke Shima
photo_credit Daisuke Shima
Daisuke Shima

On the 2nd floor is a long counter which is the home to both the reception and the cafe function, welcomes the guests. This was formerly a floor for guest rooms, now converted into a common usage space. Though sacrificing a few rooms from its original, the common space was made into a different relaxing atmosphere compared to the guest rooms. Although the ceiling is low on this floor, due to the fact that it was a floor to accommodate guests, we replaced the facade side wall with a large window to maintain incoming sunlight to keep the entire floor bright.

photo_credit Daisuke Shima
Daisuke Shima
photo_credit Daisuke Shima
Daisuke Shima

For the 3rd floor and up, in contrast with the two floors below, we have strengthened the idea of a relaxing, resting space. The function of each room is kept to its minimum, but equipped with a high quality mattress, and the restroom/bathroom was finished with mosaic tiles in aim to make a relaxing environment. The moss green key color used throughout the hotel, can show different expressions depending on its lighting conditions. Bright green under the sunlight and the daylights, and a dark, deep but warm tone at the night. We designed a simple place, where our guests can feel various scenes from time to time.

photo_credit Daisuke Shima
Daisuke Shima
photo_credit Daisuke Shima
Daisuke Shima

Team:

Client: MARUTAYA Co., Ltd.

Direction: Aid Inc

Design: Koichi Futatusmata, Koichi Shimohira(CASE-REAL), Yasushi

Arikawa(Partner)

Cooperation, Tanabe Kensetsu, TANK

Lighting Plan: BRANCH LIGHTING DESIGN (Tatsuki Nakamura)

Manufacture of Furniture: E&Y

Sign Design: Aid Inc

Amenity Cordination: Aid Inc

Photo: Daisuke Shima

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Materials Used:

Floor / Porcelain tile - Gubi Cloud - Mercate

Interior lighting / Floor lamp - TMD - SANTA&COLE

Furniture / Sofa- HOCKNEY SOFA SYSTEM-JP - E&Y

Furniture Chair - Original - E&Y

Floor / Carpet - Viva Colores / Berilo - Interface

Interior tile - HC-213 - SEIWA CERAMICS

Washbasin - DV233555 - Duravit

Fauset - Focus - hansgrohe

Bathtub - FLN72-1207 - KALDEWEI

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