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Happa Hotel

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Happa Hotel

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Schemata Architects
schemata.jp

“HAPPA, a complex building of offices and galleries, was temporarily converted to a hotel in August, 2009. This project let visitors defamiliarise thespace of HAPPA through hotel-like experiences that were totally different to what they would have expected. We put a sash on the outside of the existing shutter which actually separated the undefined space between the inside and the outside from the gallery, and made it connectable to the outside and therefore usable as a hotel-room. The space with a kitchen-door for water circulation, which is a separable facility from the rest of the space, was also converted in this way. This project put forward an important viewpoint for considering the future of the city of Tokyo; an “error” in the use of a space let us recognise an alternative merit of that space.”
(Text: schemata.jp
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Photography: Takumi Ota
phota.jp

Ken Shimizu
shimizuken.com

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Published on 17/11/2014

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