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The design is based off of the <i>ryokan</i>, Edo-period Japan's version of a motel. Traditionally, these simple accommodations consisted of small tatami-matted rooms, a communal gathering area, and shared bath. Crasset also says that the design takes its

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Originally appeared in Matali Crasset's Hi Matic Hotel
on July 7, 2011
The design is based off of the &lt;i&gt;ryokan&lt;/i&gt;, Edo-period Japan&#039;s version of a motel. Traditionally, these simple accommodations consisted of small tatami-matted rooms, a communal gathering area, and shared bath. Crasset also says that the design takes its
The design is based off of the ryokan, Edo-period Japan's version of a motel. Traditionally, these simple accommodations consisted of small tatami-matted rooms, a communal gathering area, and shared bath. Crasset also says that the design takes its cues from youth hostels. Photo by Simon Bouisson.

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