tadao ando's remodeled setouchi aonagi hotel opens in matsuyama tadao ando's remodeled setouchi aonagi hotel opens in matsuyama
may 20, 2016

tadao ando's remodeled setouchi aonagi hotel opens in matsuyama

tadao ando’s remodeled setouchi aonagi hotel opens in matsuyama
all images courtesy of setouchi aonagi

 

 

 

with the growth of the setouchi international art festival, the matsuyama area of japan has become very popular in recent years — attracting visitors from across the world. within this region, a boutique luxury hotel with just seven guest rooms has opened, overlooking the seto inland sea. designed by tadao ando, the building was once an art museum before the renowned architect oversaw its recent remodeling and transformation into the setouchi aonagi. the hotel seeks to create an atmosphere of ‘minimal luxury’, where all of the building’s unnecessary interior furnishings have been conscientiously removed.

 

alongside the seven guest suites, the hotel offers a range of exclusive amenities, including: two pools, a hot spring jacuzzi, a sauna, a dining room, and an art gallery. in addition, a further pool, (known as the ‘the cave’), can be reserved for private use. the restaurant offers the best of local cuisine, while access to a private golf course is also provided. see more photos of the luxury setouchi aonagi hotel below.

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the site was once an art museum before ando oversaw its recent remodeling

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the hotel contains just seven suites

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the building overlooks the adjacent seto inland sea

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the hotel offers a range of exclusive amenities, including two pools

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the matsuyama region of japan has become very popular in recent years

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the hotel seeks to create an atmosphere of ‘minimal luxury’

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the outdoor pool overlooking the setouchi region

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the restaurant offers the best in local cuisine

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ando’s trademark use of concrete is apparent throughout the hotel

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all of the building’s unnecessary furnishings have been removed

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a sauna is also included

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a waterfall serves as a dramatic backdrop for diners below

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the scheme establishes direct connections with its natural setting

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the pool illuminated at night

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