The site exists on mountain slope facing pacific ocean in Uchiumi Miyazaki-City Miyazaki Japan.
Existing building is composed of Hotel & restaurant surrounded by natural environment.
We renovated 1st floor space to connect to 2nd floor space to be used integrally.
Bath was installed in 2nd floor to spend relaxing time with watching fascinating view for Pacific Ocean. Building has double wall. Outside wood wall have some ellipse holes.
The “POROUSNESS” of the wall realized to protect privacy by blocking visual lines from route 220 underneath with acquiring astonishing view for pacific ocean from inside space.
We elaborately decided position and size of ellipse holes at construction site by confirming visual line from inside & outside.
Porous facade can become ICON of this facility because it positions at the entrance of the site, easily viewed from route 220.
Porous facade can accelerate potential for ICONIC power and function as symbol of this facility. It creates image to becomes one of the brands for EPURONTEI.
Local Japanese cedar is used for structure, wall, furniture for guest to feel soft texture during staying in a hotel. Source by Himematsu Architecture.
- Location: 7493 Uchiumi Miyazaki-city Miyazaki, Japan
- Architect: Himematsu Architecture
- Principal: Shinichiro Himematsu
- Construction: K2. co
- Client: Epurontei
- Site Area: 2409 sqm
- Renovation Floor Area: 132 sqm
- Year: September 2016
- Photographs: Courtesy of Himematsu Architecture
Article by Marco Rinaldi