Capsule by Container Hotel (KLIA2)
The Capsule Hotel is an eco-friendly, green and sustainable dwelling provided for travelers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2.
The Capsule project explores the potential of cost-efficient sustainable homes, concurrently testing its limitations. Inspired by the modularity, flexibility and the adaptable values of shipping containers, a design was drawn that bridges a contrast between the sophistication of the systematic airport and the recreation of one's cozy room.
Construction materials were recycled, disassembled, reassembled and utilized wherever necessary. The Capsule conforms to the modular construction method, wherein each capsule was fabricated singularly off-site; by doing so, it has reduced the time, energy and cost factor in the production process. The green approach in this method was aimed towards achieving Tetawowe's belief of the potentiality of container homes as a sustainable solution.
Each capsule is fitted with treated plywood on corrugated alloy panels, and is furnished with all basic requirements found in a hotel. The warm radiant light vibrant in the capsule creates a serene ambiance similar to that of an explorers' campsite.
The spatial strategy was reformed around the Japanese idea 'Kyosho Jutaku' that regards living in large volumes under a small footprint. It is done so by maximizing the use of volume while minimizing superfluous comfort to the point of what's necessary. As a result, 79 capsules were able to tailor the tight space of 3,300 square foot.
The Capspace houses a total of 79 capsule rooms layered on 3 levels; the mezzanine, upper and lower decks separated into 2 zones of male and female. Circulation within the space was constructed in comprehensive planning to ensure security between the two zones.