By : SAAD - sudo associates, architecture and design
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Commercial Building / Hotel & Holiday Resort : Silver Certification
Categories : Special Award / Wood featured in architecture : Gold Certification
Categories : Special Award / Architectural Lighting Design : Platinum Winner
Fenix Furano’s forest analogy is stark. Slim, vertical timber columns weave around the first storey while on the upper storeys they bunched together like thick tree trunks. At night, these trunks appear to merge with the ceiling shadows that suggest spreading branches. These local Hokkaido laminated larch wood elements juxtapose with its rectangular, fair-faced concrete shell, expounding on dualities between warm and industrial, organic and restrained.
It is the area’s first luxury, international hotel. Here, luxury is not expressed through gilt and expense but clarity and richness of idea. The project showcases that a compelling landmark can be created using low-cost materials, conventional technology and rational construction techniques. The forest motif connects the building with its natural context while providing guests and visitors with a relaxed ambience. The screen is an abstract forest framing views in and out. In the guestrooms, the screen becomes denser in accordance with the balcony depth to imbue the building’s skin with a dynamic and three-dimensional quality. It also functions as privacy screens between units at the balconies.
Architect : SAAD - sudo associates, architecture and design
Other : H2 Group
Lighting : Momi Design Office
Engineering : Lighting M Inc.
Engineering : Architectural planning studio
Engineering : Yamada Mechanical Engineering Ltd.
Graphic Designer : KitaDenryokuSetsubiKouji CO.,LTD.
General Contractor : Field Club
Engineering : Itogumi Construction Co., LTD.
Engineering : Kimoto Doryoku Kogyosho Co.,Ltd.
Other : TOYO DENKI SANGYO Co., Ltd.
Other : L Gijyutsu Consultant Co.,Ltd.
Photographer : Kenij MASUNAGA / masphoto
Graphic Designer : Andy Gutierrez