Yusuke Seki | 金泽KUMU极简主义精品酒店
KUMU极简主义精品酒店位于日本金泽，由Yusuke Seki设计。金泽是日本的一个古老的城堡小镇，以其茶馆和传统手工艺而闻名。在这种独特的背景下，这家酒店酒店旨在给国内外的客人介绍当地风情及其历史。该酒店以其概念命名：KUMU。 这是一个日语动词，有许多细微差别：根据上下文，该词的意思是“加入”（组む），“抽出”（汲む）或“倒”（酌む）。从更广泛的意义上说，“kumu”与人与地方之间的联系(加入)、同理心(提取和解读他人的感受)和好客精神(给别人倒饮料)有关。
KUMU is a minimalist boutique hotel located in Kanazawa, Japan, designed by Yusuke Seki. Kanazawa is an old castle town on the Sea of Japan, famous for its tea-house districts and traditional crafts. Within this unique context, the architects proposed a hotel that serves to introduce foreign and domestic guests to the local community and its history. The hotel is named after its concept: KUMU. This is a Japanese verb with many nuances: depending on the context, the word can mean “to join” (組む), “to draw out” (汲む), or “to pour” (酌む). In a larger sense, “kumu” relates to the links between people and places (joining), empathy (drawing out and reading another’s feelings), and the spirit of hospitality (pouring someone a drink).
Housed in a renovated office building, the hotel includes options ranging from dormitories to suites to accommodate the diverse needs of travelers today. In dialogue with Kanazawa’s tea houses, a tea salon on the ground floor “joins” the hotel to the community and entices guests to explore other places in the city. Drawing on the local context, pouring guests a cup of tea, joining people to a place and to one another: this is what KUMU is all about. The goal with KUMU was to create a place that nurtures a connection between an increasingly diverse group of visitors and the historic local city. Creating a feeling of “luxury” was important – a luxury that comes from having the entire city and its culture at your fingertips. In this equation, the ideal hotel is no longer measured by the amenities it offers, but rather by how it provides the flexibility for visitors to combine their interests and needs to create their own experiences.