K5 Tokyo: A Japanese Bank Turned Boutique Hotel ⇒ In a converted bank building near the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which was able to survive the bombing attacks of World War II, Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune has created a boutique hotel in the heart of Tokyo in just 14 months. Get to know this amazing build in today’s blog post.
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Combining Swedish minimalism with Japanese traditional design style, the hotel fully expresses the notion of “Aimai”, a poetic term that conveys the benefits of erasing borders, applied to design.
This term was the inspiration behind the open floor plan of the K5 Tokyo, where the furniture, textiles and plants create natural and subtle divisions. The contemporary details of the design take the vision away from the building’s ageing walls and interiors, which retain their own charm, while the plants were placed in order to create the ambience of an urban oasis.
The library is a bar, whereas the coffee shop of the hotel doubles as a lounge and flows into a wine bar and a restaurant without any physical divisions. K5 Tokyo also provides progressive Japanese cuisine in its restaurant, as well Brooklyn Brewery’s first taproom outside of New York, natural cocktails, speciality coffee and more.
All guestrooms feature custom beds with integrated shelving and writing desks, as well as leather seats, with most of the furniture and items in the rooms designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The bathrooms of the K5 Tokyo feature a custom-made bench and basin.
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