An uncovered uncooked concrete facade fronts the Trunk Resort Yoyogi Park, which Japanese studio Keiji Ashizawa Design and Danish agency Norm Architects conceived as a minimalist retreat within the coronary heart of the town.
Marking the third location in a trio of Trunk motels in Tokyo, the design of the boutique hotel was rooted within the idea of “city recharge”, in accordance with Trunk chief artistic officer Masayuki Kinoshita.
The lodge group mentioned the concept was to steadiness the opposing components of custom and modernity in addition to nature and the town and the melding of each Japanese and European craft.
Keiji Ashizawa Design created a textured concrete mixture facade for the seven-storey constructing, which is punctuated with steel-lined balconies and overlooks Yoyogi Park’s lush treetops.
A complete of 20 visitor rooms and 5 suites have been wearing a muted color and materials palette that includes hardwood flooring and plush Hotta Carpet-designed rugs knowledgeable by conventional Japanese structure.
Delicate rattan partition partitions delineate areas inside the rooms, which open out onto the constructing’s balconies that have been fitted with slanted ceilings so as to encourage daylight into every room “as if mimicking the mild transitions of a day”.
“It has been an fascinating journey for us to seek out the proper steadiness between an area that’s relaxed and vibrant on the identical time,” mentioned Norm Architects co-founder Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.
The rooms are additionally characterised by paper-cord chairs and tapered washi pendant lights in addition to summary artworks, amorphous vases and grainy floor-to-ceiling lavatory tiles.
On the bottom ground, oak seating designed by Norm Architects for Karimoku options within the lodge restaurant, which features a putting copper-clad pizza oven and the identical rattan accents that may be discovered within the visitor rooms.
“It’s a very distinctive and gratifying expertise within the sense that the structure, inside and furnishings, in addition to the eye to element, have created an area with such a robust sense of unity,” mentioned Keiji Ashizawa Design.
An open-air pool membership is situated on the sixth ground of the lodge.
Sand-blasted concrete flooring was paired with skinny bluey-green tiles that make up the infinity swimming pool, which overlooks the park beneath.
A “glowing” firepit can be set alight after darkish, meant to create a soothing distinction with the intense Tokyo skyline.
Town’s first Trunk Hotel opened in Shibuya in 2017, whereas the second location is an offbeat one-room hotel within the metropolis’s Kagurazaka neighbourhood that includes its personal miniature nightclub.
The pictures is by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.