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Rooms made from fabric

Rooms made from fabric

Pleated fabrics and local timber create an air of comfort and warmth.

Object

We Hotel TOYA, Tokyo, Japan

Concept

Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo, Japan

Used products

PONTE III

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Data sheet

Photos

Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

Starting Point

A former care home on the banks of lake Toya was transformed by Kengo Kuma into a boutique hotel.
Using local cedar trees for facade and interior achieved a comfortably warm room, like a cedar forest, for the hotel guests.

SOLUTION

Inside the hotel, the architect created a number of theatrical, yet harmonious rooms.
Using a pleated fabric turned bar and restaurant into a cave-like room with a fantastic view of the lake.