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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

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The modest 4,562 square-meter hotel has an angled roof and is wrapped in fast-growing bamboo [2]. 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 [3], 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 [4].

+ Kengo Kuma [5]

Via Dezeen [6]

Photos by Fujinari Miyazaki

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/fast-growing-bamboo-clads-kengo-kumas-tranquil-garden-terrace-miyazaki-hotel/garden-terrace-miyazaki-kengo-kuma-02/

[2] fast-growing bamboo: http://inhabitat.com/bamboo-wing-is-a-sculptural-vietnamese-restaurant-immersed-in-water/

[3] natural light: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-light/

[4] Kengo Kuma does is extraordinary: http://inhabitat.com/kengo-kumas-jenga-like-cafe-kureon-is-made-from-stacks-of-locally-sourced-logs/

[5] + Kengo Kuma: http://kkaa.co.jp/works/garden-terrace-miyazaki/

[6] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/05/18/garden-terrace-miyazaki-by-kengo-kuma-and-associates/

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