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Ergonomic Solutions in Capsule Hotels?

  • Joanna Jablonska
  • Romuald Tarczewski
  • Elzbieta Trocka-Leszczynska
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 600)

Abstract

World hotel branch have lately (across XXI century) experienced a phenomena of popping-up capsule hotels in an exact city centres, offering travellers accommodation with economical, yet highly restricted living conditions. Only a bed and an access to a shower are offered, and in many cases, capsule use time is limited to maximum 9-hours. Moreover, in studied buildings there is no natural light accessibility, with total lack of windows to the exterior, even on corridors or halls. Users have no privacy guaranteed and acoustical conditions are highly peculiar. This article will be focusing on a question, whether spending an overnight in a capsule is comfortable and why this phenomena nowadays occurred with such strength? During case studies on examples like: Youth Hostel in Munich (Germany), Luxury Capsule Hotel in Tokyo (Japan), The One Hostel in Wroclaw (Poland), the ergonomic of layouts and capsules was studied. Also psychological conditions of such solutions were an important issue for the Authors.

Keywords

Design of public use buildings Hotels Capsule hotels Capsules accommodation Contemporary hotels 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joanna Jablonska
    • 1
  • Romuald Tarczewski
    • 1
  • Elzbieta Trocka-Leszczynska
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitectureWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland

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