- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
Fast-Growing Bamboo Clads Kengo Kuma’s Tranquil Garden Terrace Miyazaki Hotel
Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 20, 2013 @ 5:18 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Innovation,Sustainable Materials | No Comments
The modest 4,562 square-meter hotel has an angled roof and is wrapped in fast-growing bamboo . A timber shelter hovers over the entrance, which leads to an expansive reception area that then leads to the courtyard. A small, glazed wedding chapel is bathed in diffused natural light , while pools of water combined with planted bamboo provide an incredible sense of calm.
On the other side of the courtyard lies a series of restaurants, banquet rooms and guest rooms, which are all on the lower level. The zen-like courtyard creates a comfortable micro climate while the renewable bamboo cladding protects against solar gain. This is no ordinary Holiday Inn, but then again, everything Kengo Kuma does is extraordinary .
+ Kengo Kuma 
Via Dezeen 
Photos by Fujinari Miyazaki
Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/fast-growing-bamboo-clads-kengo-kumas-tranquil-garden-terrace-miyazaki-hotel/
URLs in this post:
 Kengo Kuma: http://kkaa.co.jp/works/garden-terrace-miyazaki/
 Kuma: http://inhabitat.com/tag/kengo-kuma/
 : http://inhabitat.com/fast-growing-bamboo-clads-kengo-kumas-tranquil-garden-terrace-miyazaki-hotel/garden-terrace-miyazaki-kengo-kuma-02/?extend=1
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/fast-growing-bamboo-clads-kengo-kumas-tranquil-garden-terrace-miyazaki-hotel/garden-terrace-miyazaki-kengo-kuma-02/
 fast-growing bamboo: http://inhabitat.com/bamboo-wing-is-a-sculptural-vietnamese-restaurant-immersed-in-water/
 natural light: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-light/
 Kengo Kuma does is extraordinary: http://inhabitat.com/kengo-kumas-jenga-like-cafe-kureon-is-made-from-stacks-of-locally-sourced-logs/
 Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/05/18/garden-terrace-miyazaki-by-kengo-kuma-and-associates/
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.