Capsule Hotel and Bookstore in Village Qinglongwu

  • Prize
    Winner in Hotel Design
  • Company/Firm
    Atelier Tao+C
  • Designer
    Atelier Tao+C
  • Other Credit
    photo credit Su Shengliang
  • Location
  • Project Date
    June 2019

Capsule Hotel and Bookstore in Village Qinglongwu is located in the deep forests of Tonglu in Zhejiang province. It was an old house of wood structure and mud walls, covering an area of 232 sqm and a height of 7.2 meters. Atelier tao+c redesigned and regenerated this old building by inserting a capsule hotel that can accommodate 20 people, a community bookstore and library.

The architects made restrained openings on the exterior wall to maintain the original simplicity of the building. The original floors and partition walls were removed, opened the ground floor for library, placed two independent “floating” structure above the open spaces, which will be used separately for male and female guests. Each of the male and female “buildings” is equipped with ten capsule rooms and one bathroom. The modular capsule rooms are hidden and enclosed by bookshelves, giving more privacy to the accommodation area. At the same time, the staggering floor slabs formed a few “double-height” spaces in the accommodation areas,it is also where people’s point of sight is above the floor height.