Kengo Kuma Transforms ONE@Tokyo Hotel Into an Immersive Art Exhibit

Designed as a “forest in the sky.”

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Japanese architect Kengo Kuma recently transformed ONE@Tokyo hotel’s interior and exterior into an immersive art exhibit for his latest project. Inspired by the factories found in the downtown district where the hotel resides, Kuma and his team created a dynamic lattice facade constructed of timber planks which hides the minimalist industrial exterior of the 10-storey hotel. The look of the facade is continued in the main lounge and in the hotel’s 142 guest rooms which display the same contrasting industrial theme found on the exterior, as loft and studio rooms feature minimalist furnishing and exposed ceilings. Additionally, the penthouse “Atelier Suite” resembles an artist’s workshop and the “Library Suite” on the same floor was made into a book lovers haven perfect for avid readers. Modeled after the concept of a “forest in the sky,” the building’s rooftop outdoor lounge features an assortment of plants framed by timber boards that serve as a screen and backdrop. Check out Kengo Kuma’s reimagining of ONE@Tokyo hotel above and let us know what you think.

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