“Blurring Boundaries, Capturing Views.”
This Onsen Hotel incorporates a more traditional Japanese design, however it also offer a contemporary aspect where the inhabitants can experience a little bit of both. From the garden the room opens into a traditional tea room, which than leads to a contemporary sleeping area. The walls are finished in a textured plaster, a charcoal gray, or a glossy black stone, which maintain the dark atmosphere of a traditional space. Finally the personal onsen is given privacy through metal louvers, which can be retracted to expand its size. The onsen is also situated in front of a garden, which is framed through the space as a natural painting.