White Arkitekter, hotel extension, Yasuragi Spa Hotel, Sweden, Scandi-Japanese style, blackened timber, local pine cladding,

Japanese architect Yoji Kasajima built the Yasuragi Spa Hotel back in 1970. Located on Cape Hasseludden, it was first used as a conference center before it was turned into a Japanese-style hotel in 1997. Its new brilliant extension follows the original aesthetic and aims to “play with the same kind of materials and style but in a more modern and minimalistic way.”

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Made from concrete and local blackened pine cladding, the naturally lit, new higher-level allows magnificent views into the Höggarnsfjärden Bay. The peaceful interiors feature Japanese-style furniture, textiles and patterns all made from natural materials that emphasize the connection to the surrounding nature. The architects explain the Scandi-Japanese blend, “Modern Japanese and Swedish style have many similarities in their minimalist simple expressions and we have taken advantage of those similarities”.

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Photos by Idha Lindhag