Bourou Noguchi Noboribetsu, Japan, Image, Hot Spring Resort, Architect, Building
Bourou Noguchi Noboribetsu Hotel, Japan
Contemporary Japanese Hotel Design – design by Nakayama Architects
20 Aug 2008
Bourou Noguchi Noboribetsu
Hot Spring Resort Japan
Design: Nakayama Architects
This is a renovation project of a large hotel constructed at Noboribetsu Onsen, a famous hot spring resort in Japan.
In the 6600sqm of space from the basement to 10th floor, there used to be 130 guestrooms altogether. We have tried creating the new hotel as simple as possible such as enlarging each room and reducing their numbers to 40 and dismantling various types of rooms.
The main theme of this project was to cast aside the dull image a typical large hotel usually have.
My ideas were to scale down the size of the architecture as much as possible so that the hotel dimension fits the physical dimensions of its users, creatively use both high and low ceilings, segment the entire building, create each space inside so that they are in sequence, and place wide and narrow spaces alternately.
These effects will call forth deep emotions and drama of spaces in the minds of hotel guests.
Noboribetsu Onsen Hotel Japan images / information from Office of Nakayama Architects Aug 2008
Bourou Noguchi Noboribetsu Hotel images / information from Nakayama Architects
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