We Hotel Toya | Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

Japan 2018We Hotel Toya

Hokkaido
Interior | Hospitality
Completed
6F / 1BF

We transformed a nursing home located by the Lake Toya (in Hokkaido, Japan) into a boutique-typed hotel of wood and fabric.

Locally produced cedar logs were applied both for the façade and the interior in order to create a space of comfort.

We also designed a cave-formed space with pleated cloths in the interior over which a magnificent view of the lake’s surface emerge right in front.

In the balcony of each guest room, a hinoki (cypress) bathtub is placed so that the guests can enjoy both the spectacular landscape of the lake and the fresh aroma of the tree.

Team Hiroaki Akiyama, Asami Igarashi, Akio Saruta, Yohei Mochizuki, Yuzuru Kamiya, Yoo Shiho, Leon Dussault Gagne*, Pablo Otero Sanchez* Award SDA Award 2019 Publication Casa BRUTUS 2020/01 No.238 Photography ©︎ Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office