Title:
Living Unit With Independent Bath Space and Independent Toilet Space For Collective Lodging Facility
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
To effectively utilize the living space in which the bath space and the toilet space are located and widths for the entrance side and outer side are different. In a collective lodging facility having multiple living units A and B functioning as private rooms, the bath space 3 and the bed space 2 are located at the side opposite to the adjoining side of the two living spaces 2 and 3 and are arranged next to the other in the depth direction therein. On the adjoining side, two toilet spaces 4 and 4 are arranged in the depth direction making L-like line in the living units A and B: these toilet spaces 4 and 4 are accessible from the entrance from the respective living unit. In living unit A that is located at the curved section of the collective lodging facility and has the width that is greater than the width at the entrance, along the side of one wall D1 of right and left side walls D and D that separates the living unit from the adjacent living unit C, the first toilet space 4 then bath space 3 are arranged from the entrance and in the depth direction of the living unit C.



Inventors:
Fukui, Takashi (Tokyo, JP)
Application Number:
11/838108
Publication Date:
11/20/2008
Filing Date:
08/13/2007
Assignee:
MARKS Asset Management Co., Inc. (Tokyo, JP)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04H1/02
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Primary Examiner:
FERENCE, JAMES M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
APEX JURIS, PLLC (SEATTLE, WA, US)
Claims:
What we claim is:

1. A living unit with an independent bath space and an independent toilet space for a collective lodging facility having multiple private living units therein, wherein said bath space and a bed space are arranged next to each other in a depth direction within the living unit and are located at a side opposite to the adjoining side of two adjoining living units; and two toilet spaces within said adjoining living units are arranged next to each other in a depth direction and are located at the adjoining side of said two adjoining living units, said two toilet spaces are accessible from the living unit where the toilet is situated.

2. The living unit with an independent bath space and an independent toilet space for a collective lodging facility according to claim 1, wherein said bath space has both a bathtub and washing accommodations.

3. A living unit with an independent bath space and an independent toilet space for a collective lodging facility, said collecting lodging facility is wider at a back side of the living unit than an entrance thereof at a curved surface section of the collective lodging facility, wherein a toilet space and a bath space are arranged next to each other respectively in order in a depth direction from the entrance to the back side of the living unit and are positioned at one of two adjoining wall sides of the living units, and a bed space and a desk space are positioned at the other of two adjoining wall sides.

4. The living unit with an independent bath space and an independent toilet space for a collective lodging facility according to claim 3, wherein the bath space has a wash stand and bathtub arranged next to each other respectively in order in the depth direction from the entrance to the back side of the living unit; and a longitudinal direction of the bathtub almost parallels the width of a room of the living unit.

Description:

TECHNICAL FIELD

The present utility model relates to a collective lodging facility having multiple living units that may be used as a hotel or dormitory; in particular, it relates to the living unit of such a collective lodging facility where each living unit is equipped with an independent bath and an independent toilet.

BACKGROUND TECHNOLOGY

Lodging facilities used as hotels or dormitories have separate private rooms. It is desirable that as many rooms as possible be created on a single floor. As a means to achieve this, a unit format, where the spaces for a toilet and bath are included in one room, is widely used. By placing the bath and toilet in a single composite space, it becomes possible to devote the maximum space for these accommodations.

However, the unit-type bath where the spaces for a bath and a toilet are included in a single unit such as this, the bathtub and toilet are slightly smaller and they are often blamed for not affording a relaxed atmosphere for bathing or washing.

To some users of these facilities, locating a bath and a toilet in a single space gives a less than a satisfactory impression in a hygienic sense. It is desirable if it is possible that the bath and the toilet be located separately so that one is not visible from the other. However, if separate spaces are allocated to the toilet and bath, additional space is required, which reduces the space available for the other, so the area allocated to a bedroom or an abbreviated office will necessarily become smaller.

Among buildings designed as collective lodging facilities, some have a curved form so that a certain curvature is formed outside. In a building with such an appearance, the unit must be separated by a wall that is located on a radius extending from the center of curvature to the side of the curved surface, if one wants to obtain a living unit of a generally equal floor size, corresponding to the outside curvature. Specifically, the space is divided into rooms that are fan-shaped with the outer side being wider than the inner side. In a collective lodging facility that has a curved section such as the one described above, effective use of the space utilizing its curvature is desired.

Patent Reference. Unexamined Japanese Utility Model Publication No. H06-

DISCLOSURE OF THE INVENTION

Problem to Be Solved by the Invention

The problem to be solved by the present invention is that in spite of the minimal size of the living unit, separate and sufficient spaces for the bath and the toilet may be allocated.

Means to Solve the Problem

The living unit with the independent bath space and the independent toilet space for the collective lodging facility of this invention is such that the collective lodging facility has multiple private living units therein, wherein the bath space and the bed space are arranged next to each other in the depth direction within the living unit and are located at the side opposite to the adjoining side of two adjoining living units; and two toilet spaces within the adjoining living units are arranged next to each other in the depth direction and are located at the adjoining side of the two adjoining living units, the two toilet spaces are accessible from the living unit where the toilet is situated.

Also, the living unit with the independent bath space and the independent toilet space for a collective lodging facility according to this invention is such that the bath space has both the bathtub and washing accommodations.

Further, the living unit with the independent bath space and the independent toilet space for a collective lodging facility is such that the collecting lodging facility is wider at the back side of the living unit than the entrance thereof at the curved surface section of the collective lodging facility, wherein the toilet space and the bath space are arranged next to each other respectively in order in the depth direction from the entrance to the back side of the living unit and are positioned at one of two adjoining wall sides of the living units, and the bed space and a desk space are positioned at the other of two adjoining wall sides.

Yet further, the living unit with the independent bath space and the independent toilet space for the collective lodging facility according to this invention is such that the bath space has the wash stand and bathtub arranged next to each other respectively in order in the depth direction from the entrance to the back side of the living unit; and the longitudinal direction of the bathtub almost parallels the width of the room of the living unit.

ADVANTAGES OF THE INVENTION

Because of the design described above, this invention is able to achieve the following advantages:

  • a. The spaces for a bath and a toilet are arranged separately within the living space, the use of these spaces produces desirable hygienic and perceptual effects.
  • b. Because the spaces for a bath and a toilet are arranged separately, a relatively large bathtub and toilet may be used, thus offering greater latitude for bathing, washing and defecation.
  • c. Because the spaces for a bath and a toilet are arranged separately, the toilet does not come into view of a person while he is bathing, thus one may enjoy a pleasant bathing experience.
  • d. At the adjoining side of two units, the spaces for two toilets are arranged sequentially toward the rear of the living space; thus saving space that can be used for other purposes.
  • e. Because the spaces for two adjacent toilets, each located in its own unit, require the width for a single toilet space, projections for areas such as that allowed for a bed are avoided; and the latter offers a generally rectangular space without any spatial waste and effective use of the area.
  • f. In the living space that was formed by sectioning the curved section of a building into a fan-shape, in which the rear is wider than at the entrance, space for a toilet with a relatively narrow width requirement and space for a bathtub, which is wider, are arranged from the entrance side toward the back of the living space; thus the space is effectively utilized by taking advantage of the characteristics of the living space, which is wider at the rear.
  • g. Because the space for a bed and a desk are arranged side-by-side along the other wall in the fan-shaped room described above, a generally rectangular space that almost coincides with the width between the entrance to the back of the room is secured as a bed space.
  • h. In a fan-shaped unit, the bath space is arranged so that the length of the bathtub almost parallels the width of the unit, so that the space for a unit that is wider at the back is more effectively utilized.

First Embodiment

First, an embodiment related to the first invention is explained.

Living Unit. In FIG. 1, living units A and B, each having its own entrance, are arranged adjacent to each other. By opening a door 13, the living units A and B may be entered into or exited from through entranceway 1 that opens to common space E. In each living unit A or B, a bed space 2, a bath space 3, and a toilet space 4 are located. In the embodiment shown in the figure, the bed space 2, the bath space 3, and the toilet space 4 are secured in an area measuring 10.5 m2 for each living units A and B.

Arrangement. The bed space 2 and the bath space 3 are located at a side opposite to the adjoining side of the living unit A and the living unit B. The bath space 3 and the bed space 2 are arranged in a depth direction making L-like virtual line from the entrance 1.

The bed space 2 and the bath space 3 are separated by a wall, and the bath space 3 can be accessed by opening a hinged glass door 10. At the adjoining side of the living units A and B, two toilet spaces 4 and 4 are arranged in tandem in the depth direction of the living unit. Two toilet spaces 4 and 4 are arranged in the depth direction of the living units A and B, and the space for one toilet 4 or 4 fits in width T.

In other words, of the width for each unit W, W for living units A and B, the width for toilet space 4 overlaps for width T at the adjoining side. In the actual example, approximately 800 mm is secured for the inner width T for toilet space 4; and 2,450 mm (measured from the center of one wall to the other) is secured for the length obtained by subtracting width T for toilet space from width W for living units A and B.

3. Bath Space. A bathtub 5 and a washstand 6 are installed in the bath space 3. The bath space 3 does not include a toilet. Instead a fairly large western style bathtub 5 can be used. In the bath space 3, measuring 1,400 mm for depth ◯, the bathtub 5 measuring 1,350 mm in length is installed. The washstand 6 is installed next to the bathtub 5. For dressing and undressing, a sufficient space is secured behind the washstand 6.

4. Bed Space. Next to the bath space 3, the bed space 2 is arranged at the back side of the living units A and B. The bed space 2 measures around 2,200 mm in depth and a bed 7, with a width of 1,200 mm and length of 2,000 mm, may be placed in this space.

5. Toilet Space. In the toilet space 4, a toilet 8 is located. The toilet spaces 4, 4 of the adjacent living spaces A, B is arranged in depth L of the unit: therefore there is sufficient spatial depth, offering a sufficient extra space even after installing the toilet 8. Of the two toilet spaces 4 and 4, the toilet space 4 at the back side of the living unit becomes accessible when a hinged door 11 is opened from the living unit A, while the toilet space 4 nearer to the entrance 1 is entered through the other living space B by opening a hinged door 12.

6. Other Spaces. In the living space A or B, the space between the bath space 3 or the bed space 2 and the toilet spaces 4, 4 is used for a passage or a place where items such a desk 9 can be placed. For desk 9, one with a top surface measuring 650 mm in depth and 650 mm or more in width may be used.

Second Embodiment. Next, an embodiment relates to the second invention is explained.

1. Living Unit. FIG. 4 is a plan view showing a curved section of a building that partially has a curved exterior appearance. This curved section is divided by a wall D that traces a radius extending from a center of the curved surface. Several living units are formed in this manner. In FIG. 1, the lower part of the living unit A corresponds to the inner side of the building and the upper part, the outer side of the building. A living unit C is generally fan-shaped with the width of the outer side being greater than the inner side of the building.

The living unit C is accessible from the passage side inside the building by the opening door 13 at the entrance 1. A window 14 opens to the outside of the building.

2. Arrangement. Of right and left walls D and D, along one wall D1 (on the left in FIG. 3), the toilet space 4 and the bath space 3 are arranged sequentially from the entrance to the back of the living unit. The toilet space 4 and the bath space 3 are separated by the wall 18. Of right and left walls D·D, along the other wall D2 (on the right in FIG. 3), the desk 9 and the bed space 2 are arranged. The desk 9 is located at the entrance side of a living unit C and the bed space 2 is at the outer side of the building.

3. Toilet Space. The toilet 8 is installed in the toilet space 4. The toilet space 4 is accessible through a folding door 15.

4. Bath Space. The washstand 6 and the bathtub 5 are installed in the bath space 3. The bathtub 5 is installed in such a manner that its longer dimension will coincide with the direction of width of the living space C, specifically, the bathtub 5 will be placed at the widest part at the farthest part of the living unit. In this example, the bathtub 5, measuring more than 1,350 mm in length, is placed at the farthest end of the living unit A. Thus, the toilet space 4, which occupies a relatively small space, is located at the side of the entrance and the bath space 3, where the long bathtub 5 is located, at the back of the living unit. This arrangement utilizes the characteristics of the living unit C, in which the width increases as one moves toward the back. The bath space 3 is accessible through the hinged glass door 16.

5. Bed Space. A bed 7 is installed in the bed space 2. Because the toilet space 4 and bath space 3 are created on the side of one wall D1, a rectangular space with a uniform width that extends from the entrance to the back of the unit was set aside for easy-to-use bed space 2. In the example of application, it was possible to install the bed 7 that measured 1,200 mm in width and 2,000 mm in length.

6. Other Spaces. The desk 9 and the bed space 2 are arranged on the side of the other wall D2. It is more desirable to locate the desk 9 first, followed by the bed 7, starting at the entrance so that the passage through door 13 may not be hindered. In the example, the desk 9, with a top measuring 650 mm in both depth and width, is placed.

BRIEF EXPLANATION OF DRAWINGS

FIG. 1. FIG. 1 is a plan view of the living units adjoining to each other;

FIG. 2. FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the living unit A shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is plan view of a fan-shaped living unit;

FIG. 4. Floor plan in which a curved section of the building is partitioned to form multiple living units

BRIEF EXPLANATION OF NUMBERS

    • A, B, C: Living units
    • D: Wall
    • 2: Bed space
    • 3: Bath space
    • 4: Toilet space
    • 5: Bathtub
    • 6: Washstand
    • 7: Bed
    • 8: Toilet
    • 9: Desk
    • 10: Hinged door
    • 11: Sliding door
    • 12: Hinged door
    • 13: Door
    • 14: Window
    • 15: Folding door
    • 16. Hinged door