Japanese architecture firm Sou Fujimoto Architects has revealed the design of a villa hotel that features an undulating green roof that offers stunning views of the Japanese island of Ishigaki.
Designed for a Japanese hospitality brand, Not A Hotel,
the brand’s new holiday homes are designed to offer multiple rentable holiday homes in multiple locations across Japan.
Fujimoto Holiday Home is located on the peaceful island of Ishigaki,
an 11-minute drive from New Ishigaki Airport.
The holiday home, which is gently connected to the land,
is also offered to visitors who wish to spend a quiet time on the island.
Sou Fujimoto Architects’ design, made of a circular structure and bowl-shaped mountain patio,
is also envisioned as a “little paradise, offering an inspiring experience of the land.”
A unique tropical resort
As the Not a Hotel website explains, the design is described as a
“unique tropical resort that is constantly migrating” and can accommodate up to 10 people. ”
A large number of people can have a comfortable time while switching on and off the power.
The design features a green-covered undulating roof and includes large openings,
partly suggesting a terrace and a small pond that users can roam around the pond and on the rooftop.
From here, you can’t see any of the surrounding buildings, and the opening cuts into your deep blue sky.
You can also rest in the shade of the symbol tree and look up at the sky reflected in a large water mirror which is a unique attraction, on the Not A Hotel site.
The circular holiday home has also been designed on the vast grounds with no front and back façade to be able to offer uninterrupted views of its surroundings.
The project’s website states that “the architecture,
which has a vague boundary between inside and outside and is connected to the land,
is equipped with a sea-view living-dining room and four separate bedrooms that can accommodate up to 10 people.
You can gather with friends, enjoy the quiet beach, enjoy a barbecue in the garden,
have a drink in the living room, and head to every room.
Inside the house, the architect has proposed an open living-dining room wrapped in glass.
The living room features a flexible island kitchen overlooking the sea,
making guests want to serve food at a house party.
Other great features
An outdoor hammam and a sauna are also provided for guests with panoramic sea views during their stay.
The infinity-edge pool is designed on the terrace, which is 12 meters long, to seamlessly connect with the sea in front of the guests.
After a short swim, you can sit on a chair and take a rest in the shade of the island’s plants.
After the break, go back to the next living room and slowly enjoy your meal.
The project is in the conceptual stage and is scheduled for construction in the summer of 2023.
Large openings and porous elements are common features of Sou Fujimoto projects.
Fujimoto’s House of Music is one great example of this design’s features.
The House of Music, which was completed earlier this year, is a music museum in a pastoral setting in Budapest’s largest park by Lake Varosliget, near Heroes’ Square, in Hungary.
The studio is designing a new ‘mist cloud’ tower in Shenzhen.
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