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Kangaroo Hotel / APOLLO Architects & Associates

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Location: Nihondutumi Taito, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architecture: Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLOArchitects & Associates
  • Structure Engineers: Kenta Masaki
  • Facility Engineers: Kazuyoshi Takei
  • Structure: RC
  • Construction: Maekawa Constructions
  • Total Floor Area: 260.91 sqm (83.49 sqm/1F, 36.05 sqm/2F, 86.05 sqm/3F, 5.32 sqm/PH)
  • Area: 260.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa

From the architect. This is a project of a hostel for western backpackers favorably near to Asakusa; one of the most famous sightseeing areas. The owner thinks this neighborhood, massed with old hostels entails innovative functions to meet the globalization which dramatically changed the quality and quantity of visitors. Thus Kangaroo Hotel was made at this time with the concept ; "backpackers hostel".

© Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

On the 1st floor lobby, the internet and a café space are arranged so that travelers can collect information and share public space. The upper floors have minimum rooms for singles and couples. The rooftop is a communication space where travelers can associate and hold events. This Kangaroo Hotel models conventional western dormitories so that both men and women feel free to lodge comfortably.

© Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa
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