kengo kuma’s ‘ginzan onsen fujiya’ is a picket, four-story sizzling spring resort situated on the backside of a valley in obanazawa, japan. the 100-year-old development used to be renovated with numerous care, repairing and reusing as many parts as conceivable to maintain a design continuity as an alternative of that specialize in ‘disruption’ and new development. wooden from the unique development has been reused when conceivable, whilst a mild bamboo lattice wraps the inn’s atrium.all photographs via daici ano architectural images
kengo kuma has renovated sizzling spring resort ginzan onsen fujiya with the purpose of constructing a mild, extra delicate model of the prevailing development. the atrium of the inn is surrounded via a mild bamboo display screen created via a talented craftsman from kanazawa. the display screen incorporates a complete of one.2 million bamboo items, with a width of 4mm each and every, offering the inner with a comfortable gentle and coloration to enrich the therapeutic results of bathing in an onsen.
in the back of the bamboo display screen, sits an almost-transparent, faded inexperienced stained glass floor. the outside has been inserted within the opening that faces the outside house, filtering herbal gentle and perspectives. first used within the heart ages, the hand-blown glass measures 5mm in thickness. at the side of the bamboo lattice, it creates a serene environment that complements the sensation of therapeutic and leisure.
title: ginzan onsen fujiya
architect: kengo kuma and co-workers
location: obanazawa, yamagata, japan
essential use: japansese-style resort
web page house: 558.13 m2
development house: 366.09 m2
general ground house: 927.99 m2
structural engineer: okay. natata & pals
mechanical engineer: p.t. morimura & pals, ltd.
common contractor: aiwa development co., ltd.
stained glass production: atelier le prince
washi (jap rice paper) production: kyowa shokai co.,ltd
metalwork: nagase co., ltd
fittings for doorways, home windows and displays: takahashi woodworking plant
development length: april 2005 – july 2006
sofia lekka angelopoulou I designboom
jan 23, 2021