- Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
- Team: Kengo Kuma (lead architect)
- Location: Niseko, Hokkaido Prefecture
- Photographs: Kengo Kuma & Associates
- Function: Hotels
- Completion: December 2012
- Floor area: 959.00 m²
- Material: Wood
One Niseko | Kengo Kuma & Associates
Words by mooponto Staff
March 15, 2013
One Niseko is a hotel renovation in Niseko, Hokkaido, one of the most popular skiing resorts in the world.
For the last several years, Niseko has been a target for huge investments of global-scale, which brought about a construction boom of non-characteristic buildings. Amid this state, we wanted a space that is deeply related to the history of this place – the culture of Ainu.
The Ainus worship nature and believe a spirit resides in every single tree. As a way of expressing their respect to the blessing of nature, the Ainus had the tradition of using the entire body of wood for their house – from its structure to its roofing made of the bark.
To follow the idea of the Ainu, we took in nature as it is in our building.
Useful link: ONE NISEKO RESORT TOWERS
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