We are currently in Beta version and updating this search on a regular basis. We’d love to hear your feedback here.

Home

Learn more about the story behind our new brand identity.

Read more

K5 Tokyo Hotel / Claesson Koivisto Rune

K5 Tokyo Hotel / Claesson Koivisto Rune

© Yikin Hyo© Yikin Hyo© Yikin Hyo© Yikin Hyo+ 41

© Yikin Hyo
© Yikin Hyo

Text description provided by the architects. K5 Tokyo, housed in a converted 1920s bank building, sits beside the Tokyo Stock Exchange and connects the traditional Imperial Palace area with hip Eastern Tokyo. The Japanese word ‘Aimai’ guides K5 Tokyo’s concept. It means vague, obscure or ambiguous, which in Japanese is often used in a positive, poetic sense. (The term denotes the benefits of erasing borders.) K5 Tokyo’s functions intentionally intermingle: The library is the bar, while the coffee shop doubles as a lounge, which flows into a wine bar and restaurant.

© Yikin Hyo
© Yikin Hyo

The Tokyo Nihonbashi Kabutocho neighbourhood’s relative lack of greenery inspired the creation of a ‘green oasis’ in K5 Tokyo. A multitude of potted plants spread out, aimai fashion, throughout the interiors. The hotel has a gardener but no traditional garden.

© Yikin Hyo
© Yikin Hyo

More than a hotel, K5 Tokyo emerges full force as a micro-complex of creative eateries, bars, gathering spots, and Swedish-minimalism-meets-Japanese-heritage design.

© Yikin Hyo
© Yikin Hyo
© Yikin Hyo
© Yikin Hyo

The palette consists of traditional materials such as concrete, cedar wood and Japanese stucco. Complemented by a wide range of furniture and accessories, custom designed by the architects.

© Yikin Hyo
© Yikin Hyo
Floor plan F4
Floor plan F4
© Yikin Hyo
© Yikin Hyo

The guest rooms are characterised by the inclusion of a central, translucent fabric ‘cylinder’ rising to the high ceiling. It envelops a freestanding bed with integrated shelf and desk. Other furnishings are placed like ‘satellites’ while the walls are kept free.

© Yikin Hyo
© Yikin Hyo
© Yikin Hyo
© Yikin Hyo

K5 Tokyo presents 20 generously-sized rooms (most around 40m2 and the ‘Loft’ suite at 78m2); celebrated Nordic and Japanese fusion cuisine at Caveman restaurant; the Brooklyn Brewery beer hall; Ao, a cocktail and tea bar with a Chinese-medicine-meets-mixology philosophy that flows forth in natural cocktails; hand-brewed coffee at Switch Coffee shop; and an abundance of greenery by Yardworks plant specialist. This is a creative microcosm of the city, crafted by those not afraid to break barriers. Independent minds welcome.

© Yikin Hyo
© Yikin Hyo

Project gallery

See allShow less

Project location

Address:Tokyo, Japan

Click to open map
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "K5 Tokyo Hotel / Claesson Koivisto Rune" 10 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/956838/k5-tokyo-hotel-claesson-koivisto-rune> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.