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Koyasan Guest House in Japan by ALPHAVILLE architects

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Article source: ALPHAVILLE architects 

We designed a new guesthouse for young people from all over the world at Koya-san, the head temple of the Shingon sect founded 1200 years ago, the UNESCO world heritage. It is a mixture of Japanese capsule type hotel in which the privacy is well protected, and dormitory in which the communication among the guests is active. Each single room directly faces a hall so that you can chose proper distance with other guests ensuring the privacy. Selecting of thin wooden structure, resulting that the burden load per one pillar is relatively light, visibility of environmental facilities for easier maintenance and the simple composition of the space allow not only owner of this guest house but also guests to maintain, modify and keep on using this architecture for the long time.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE architects (Kentaro Takeguchi + Asako Yamamoto)
  • Project: Koyasan Guest House
  • Location: Koyasan, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano and  Alphaville
  • Software used: JW cad (Japanese CAD software), Autodesk, Rhinoceros, V-ray, Form Z, adobe software
  • Project team: Tomohisa Koike
  • Structural engineer: Takashi Manda
  • Site area: 137.26m2
  • Building area: 96.00 m2
  • Total floor area: 96.00 m2


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