timber-clad mountain villa by archivision hirotani studio timber-clad mountain villa by archivision hirotani studio
oct 17, 2014

timber-clad mountain villa by archivision hirotani studio

timber-clad mountain villa hotel by archivision hirotani studio
photo by kurumata tamotsu
all images courtesy of archivision hirotani studio

 

 

 

located in a quiet rural village in japan’s wakayama prefecture, archivision hirotani studio has designed a hotel resort that references the region’s vernacular architecture. the design team clad the hotel in locally sourced wood paneling that will change color with time, subsequently allowing the structure to blend further with the its natural setting. internally, the entire program is spread across a large single storey, ensuring that the building does not impose too aggressively upon its natural surroundings. in addition to six guest suites, the resort also contains an expansive entrance lobby, a restaurant, a bar and luxury spa facilities.

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the resort’s expansive communal dining room
photo by kurumata tamotsu

archivision hirotani studio mountain villa japan designboom
the design team clad the hotel in locally sourced wood paneling
photo by kurumata tamotsu

archivision hirotani studio mountain villa japan designboom
tatami room
photo by kurumata tamotsu

archivision hirotani studio mountain villa japan designboom
the resort contains luxury spa facilities
photos by kurumata tamotsu

archivision hirotani studio mountain villa japan designboom
six guest suites are spread across the single storey structure
photos by kurumata tamotsu

archivision hirotani studio mountain villa japan designboom
an external courtyard is placed at the center of the design
photo by kurumata tamotsu

archivision hirotani studio mountain villa japan designboom
the hotel resort references the region’s vernacular architecture
photo by kurumata tamotsu

archivision hirotani studio mountain villa japan designboom
the low-profile building does not impose too aggressively upon its natural surroundings
photo by kurumata tamotsu

archivision hirotani studio mountain villa japan designboom
the hotel and resort illuminated at night
photo by kurumata tamotsu

 

 

project info:

 

project name: mountain villa – ‘ama-no-sato’
location: katuragi, wakayamaa, japan
use: hotel
site area: 9,957.11 sqm
building area: 1,271.16 sqm
gross floor area: 957.37 sqm
building coverage ratio: 12.77%
gross floor ratio: 9.61%
building scale: 1 storey above ground
structure: steel and wood
maximum height: 9.061 m
client: private
architect: hirotani yoshihiro _ ishida yusaku / archivision hirotani studio
furniture design: koizumi makoto
structural engineers: umezawa structural engineers
mechanical engineers: azu planning
photography: kurumata tamotsu

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