Elegant Japanese Cottages Stacked and Staggered Like Shipping Containers

by , 12/22/10

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The hotel is located on the seaside of Yokohama where the cottages were staggered randomly on the site, giving the resort as a whole an organic look. Not much has been done to the land where the cottages sit aside from a few concrete slabs that act as pathways. In fact, it almost looks like the boxes were simply dropped there which is sort of the case since each container was prefabricated in Thailand, assembled in Japan, and then brought to the site.

Inside each container, the living area has high ceilings and one entire wall of window. A minimalistic set of stairs leads to a loft-like sleeping area that overlooks the living room. A rather spacious bathroom sits right under the bedroom, making the most of the compact suite.

+ Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Images © Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

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  1. Michael G December 23, 2010 at 2:54 am

    You know where they can get prefab structures that look like shipping containers? From old shipping containers.

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