takeshi hosaka architects: hoto fudo   completed takeshi hosaka architects: hoto fudo   completed
dec 29, 2009

takeshi hosaka architects: hoto fudo completed

hoto fudo all photos by koji fujii / nacasa & partners inc. all images courtesy of takeshi hosaka architects

construction of hoto futo restaurant by takeshi hosaka architects is now complete. the curved organic shape of the one storey building is formed by a steel road frame which is reinforced with concrete, creating a freestanding cave-like structure in the fujikawaguchiko town of yamanashi prefecture, japan.

hoto fudo against the landscape

set against the natural mountainous landscape

semi-circular openings along the side of the building provide access to the interior

the semi-circular openings also frame various parts of the surrounding area

passage from exterior to interior

restaurant interior

restaurant interior

project info and credits: design and supervision: takeshi hosaka architects intervention by takeshi hosaka – hosaka kei, horie yasushi structure: ARUP japan hitoshi gotou – yonamine hayano construction group co. site area 2493.82m2 building area 726.30m2 floor area 726.30m2

  • Would it hurt to plant a tree?

    Peter Mclisky says:
  • There are no trees in space Peter!!

    Anders says:
  • it does look alien;)

    anna says:
  • where are the penguins?

    rotem says:
  • Maldito Niemeyer

    BraSil says:
  • It really looks like Brazilian’s Architect Oscar Niemeyer on his worst moments. Bad white architecture that doenst interact at all with the enviroment. This concrete spaceship could be very well landed in Mars.

    PWAIS says:
  • Great design. Needs potted trees and other vegetation to create interesting shadows on structure.

    Jetwax says:
  • Don’t want to be really mean, as it’s a bit more interesting than a concrete box, but it really is not that different to early ferro cement structures of the ‘Hamburger Heaven’ or ‘Hotdog House’ variety. Please Please take some endeavour to include some carbon negative inclusions. We all know it’s in a carpark, but include some trees, some planting of some description.
    Super important, especially when it’s all concrete construction … you owe a bit.

    Peter Mclisky says:
  • this is a really new concept, and I like it very much.
    Well done Takeshi Hosaka

    Harry says:
  • Painfully ugly.

    Elver Gun says:

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