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  • Project Title

    A booster shot to the local economy (Wooden cabin hotel)


  • Winning Firm


  • Lead Designer


  • Awarded

    WINNER, INTERIOR DESIGN, Restoration & Renovation
  • Company/Firm
    Nrc Architecture & Design Office
  • Lead Designer
    Hajime Tsuruta
  • Firm Name
    A Booster Shot To The Local Economy (wooden Cabin Hotel)
  • Firm City
    Tokyo
  • Firm Size
    Small Firm (less than 10 employees)
  • Project Link
  • Project Status
    Built
  • Project web link
  • Client
    Hamatomo Shouji

  • Other Credits

In Japan both old buildings standing vacant and the economic decline of local shopping arcades have become problems. We designed this hotel with the intent of solving both issues. The hotel revives the businesses around it by designing with an eye towards minimalism in order to encourage visitors to patronize local shops.We're bringing our vision to life in an existing vacant building.Shopping arcades were the main retail hub.However,due to recent redevelopment,malls have been drawing consumers away from arcades, causing these old fashioned shops to suffer.There are still charming stores left.

Photo Credit: Nrc Architecture & Design Office