Sleeping in Japanese design
Fans of Japanese architect Tadao Ando can now indulge in a minimalist masterpiece direct from the designer himself in this recently renovated hotel Setouchi Aonagi on the Japanese island of Shikoku.
Synonymous with minimalism, Ando has utilised light and shadow to complement the concrete architecture of this space. Although the space is distinctly modern, traditional Japanese influences can still be found throughout the space. Traditional woods and fabrics soften the space, while large white surfaces and linear edges maintain a sophisticated space that clears the mind.
The hotel itself has been open for nearly two decades, originating as a guest house with its own museum of modern art. Today, the hotel boasts seven individual rooms, with its crowning glory standing as the Duplex suite, standing eight metres high with stunning sea views through windows that cover an entire wall. Visitors can look forward to awe-inspiring architecture when they stay, along with luxury amenities and an exclusive eatery, the Minagi restaurant.
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