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.
the site was once an art museum before ando oversaw its recent remodeling
the hotel contains just seven suites
the building overlooks the adjacent seto inland sea
the hotel offers a range of exclusive amenities, including two pools
the matsuyama region of japan has become very popular in recent years
the hotel seeks to create an atmosphere of ‘minimal luxury’
the outdoor pool overlooking the setouchi region
the restaurant offers the best in local cuisine
ando’s trademark use of concrete is apparent throughout the hotel
all of the building’s unnecessary furnishings have been removed
a sauna is also included
a waterfall serves as a dramatic backdrop for diners below
the scheme establishes direct connections with its natural setting
the pool illuminated at night
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