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NOT A HOTEL opens sales for sou fujimoto's undulating green villa in japan

Sou Fujimoto’s Ishigaki Earth villa for ‘not a hotel’

 

Startup hospitality brand NOT A HOTEL has initiated sales for Ishigaki Earth, Sou Fujimoto‘s undulating green villa in Japan, one year after its debut. Situated on the serene Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, this retreat occupies an expansive 9,900-square-meter property along the island’s southwestern coast. Its circular design, crowned by a lush undulating roof, eliminates the conventional concept of a front or back, inviting nature to envelop it from all angles. Large openings in the meadowed rooftop frame picturesque vistas of the sky, blurring the lines between architecture and nature. 

not a hotel opens sales for sou fujimoto's undulating green villa in japan
all images by NOT A HOTEL

 

 

Inside fujimoto’s fluid interiors

 

Architect Sou Fujimoto‘s vision for the NOT A HOTEL project focused on harmonizing the villa with its pristine nature. Mimicking the gentle undulations of rolling hills, its circular structure and concave design provide residents with unobstructed views, blending the island’s lush greenery with ocean panoramas. The retreat offers practical amenities, including an infinity pool merging with the sea, unobstructed living and dining areas with expansive views, an underwater sauna, and a fully equipped gym. The living area, extending outward, features full-height glazing bringing the landscape indoors. Additionally, the villa comprises four bedrooms, comfortably accommodating up to ten people. Each bedroom is crafted for tranquility, with the waterside bedroom providing calming views of the sea, complemented by a bathroom designed to connect residents with the horizon.

not a hotel opens sales for sou fujimoto's undulating green villa in japan
atop the roof garden, there’s a pool where children can play freely and a fireplace for gathering around a warm fire

not a hotel opens sales for sou fujimoto's undulating green villa in japan
the meadowed rooftop resembles the gentle undulations of rolling hills

not a hotel opens sales for sou fujimoto's undulating green villa in japan
a tranquil space harmoniously intertwined with Ishigaki Island’s pristine nature

not a hotel opens sales for sou fujimoto's undulating green villa in japan
large openings invite the landscape indoors

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a pool where the sky and water meet, creating a beautiful fusion of horizons

not a hotel opens sales for sou fujimoto's undulating green villa in japan
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NOT A HOTEL opens sales for sou fujimoto's undulating green villa in japan

 

NOT A HOTEL opens sales for sou fujimoto's undulating green villa in japan

NOT A HOTEL opens sales for sou fujimoto's undulating green villa in japan

the living and dining rooms gaze upon the evening sky 

 

 

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an underwater sauna illuminated by natural light and a fully-equipped gym facility
an underwater sauna illuminated by natural light and a fully-equipped gym facility
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project info:

 

name: Ishigaki Earth

architects: Sou Fujimoto | @sou_fujimoto

client: NOT A HOTEL | @notahotel_official

location: Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

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