Kamiya Architects

Renovation of Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style Villa into a Hotel / Kamiya Architects

Curated by María Francisca González
ADAPTIVE REUSE, HISTORIC PRESERVATION, HOTELS INTERIORS • JAPAN
Architects : Kamiya Architects
Area : 364 m²
Year : 2020
Photographs : Takumi Ota
Design Team : Kamiya Architects
Equipment Design : Kamiya Architects +Toida Design
Country : Japan

©Takumi Ota

Textual content description offered by the architects. Redefining Prairie Model. Hayama Kachi home is a Prairie Model residence inbuilt 1928 close to the suburb space of Tokyo, it was initially designed by Arata Endo, one of many disciples of Frank Lloyd Wright. Because the time cross by, this tangible cultural property of Japan began to age extra quickly and must have correct renovation to protect its historic worth.

©Takumi Ota

Kamiya Architects acknowledge the significance for architecture preservation and take the chance to redefine the historic worth of Prairie Model. Because the consumer request, this historic building will rework right into a residential lodge. Our scope of the venture is to create up to date design whereas respecting historic heritage, on the similar time taking the possibility to re-think and re-define the historic architectural worth and combine them with modern-day dwelling scenario.

©Takumi Ota

Basement Spa. Hayama Kachi home is registered as one of many tangible cultural property of Japan, preservation of its historic worth is the vital side of the renovation course of. Relying on the regulation situation, Maiden room is without doubt one of the few areas which might be redesign extra totally. Because the spa tradition could be very specific in conventional Japanese day by day routine as it is vitally a lot alive within the modern-day, we determined to take the chance to rework this again area into an atrium like spa space.

©Takumi Ota

Contemplating the historic worth of Hayama Kachi home, design tackle the method of persevering the elemental component of the architecture, together with the structural beam and current opening. We meant to determine the connection between up to date architecture and historic component and supply the timeless and playful expertise for the guests of Maiden room. Historic structural beams are became the characteristic of vertical area, pre-existed inside might be preserved and uncovered because the ceiling of this space.

©Takumi Ota

Prairie type as communication instrument. Hayama Kachi home is situated on the website which surrounded by plentiful nature, we determined to open outside terrace area for the gorgeous surroundings. Because the consumer request, outside porch area must also function a gathering place and the continuance of inside dwelling space. As we’re trying on the historic architecture, two stone block columns stand out as the principle characteristic component for terrace space, asymmetry and random stone block format resonate with rocky nature additionally it is without doubt one of the signature design component of Prairie Model.

©Takumi Ota

From designer perspective, we don’t need to solely replicate the aesthetic of the composition. Because the stone column can turn out to be the barrier between dialog, taking the benefit of the irregular format sample of Prairie Model to type the geometry of sitting bench is our technique. Not solely we add the playfulness and communicativeness of the area, however the design also can concord with the Historic Prairie Model home. Utilizing well-crafted picket block give the design the sense of warmness and nature, and fireside can preserve the outside temperature to the correct degree and supply the chance for very long time dialog regardless of the seasonal change.

©Takumi Ota

Furnishings Design. As we’re learning the attribute of Prairie type, we discover that this architecture type makes use of the hexagon and triangle geometry into spatial design and sample design fairly ceaselessly. Whereas we’re designing new furnishings for this historic architecture, respecting the core architectural worth, and anticipating the interplay of latest furnishings with fashionable life-style. Moreover, the hexagon desk and triangle chairs even have the pliability to slot in totally different sort of situations and mixture, which made the brand new furnishings design very versatile.