Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu by ALPHAVILLE Architects

© Toshiyuki Yano

Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu by ALPHAVILLE

Located in the east side of Koyasan town, the Kokuu is a new guesthouse designed for young people, a mixture of Japanese capsule type hotel.

Architects: ALPHAVILLE architects
Location: Koyasan, Japan
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu by ALPHAVILLE Architects
© Toshiyuki Yano
Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu by ALPHAVILLE Architects
© Toshiyuki Yano

There are two different spaces, one is a lounge for 20 people and the other is single room of a mattress size, each single room directly faces a hall so that you can chose proper distance with other guests ensuring the privacy.

Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu by ALPHAVILLE Architects
© Toshiyuki Yano
Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu by ALPHAVILLE Architects
© Toshiyuki Yano

At the center of this architecture, the corridor between two wooden colonnade illuminated naturally with high-side lit connects private dormitory space and public lounge space.

Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu by ALPHAVILLE Architects
© Toshiyuki Yano
Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu by ALPHAVILLE Architects
© Toshiyuki Yano
Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu by ALPHAVILLE Architects
© Toshiyuki Yano

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Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu by ALPHAVILLE Architects
© Toshiyuki Yano
Koyasan Guesthouse Kokuu by ALPHAVILLE Architects
© Toshiyuki Yano

Inspiration from architect:

The architecture is consist only of 2×4 inch wooden structure set at the interval of 455mm wrapped by the exterior wall with insulation outside. We did not make the hierarchy among structure, finish or furniture, same as the old Japanese traditional architecture.