Beppu City, Oita Prefecture has the highest yield of hot spring water in Japan. This resort juts out of the trees on a low hill there. From the lobby and the open-air bath, one can gaze upon Beppu Bay and the steam rising from the town. This is a new type of resort in Japan – a spa resort not seen even in other countries. We sought to create a design only possible here, by melding traditional Beppu hot spring culture and international resort, while sprinkling aspects of traditional materials, crafts, and techniques from Japan and Oita Prefecture.
The public area is themed “forest,” where passing through the trees reveals many changing scenes, each its own distinct space. Bamboo art and bamboo work, Ontayaki and other craftwork created by artists from all around Japan, including Oita, are distributed around the interior as new challenges made with traditional methods. In the baths, the washing area is decorated with rustic things such as stone statues, and one can experience a memorable slice of scenery framed by Japanese cypress, and the open-air bath overflowing with energy, made from large stones and positioned under many “umbrellas.” We hope that the customers who visit this spa experience the natural breath of nature, the skill of the craftsmen, and gain energy.
室内设计：公共区域・套房／hashimoto yukio design studio、一般客房・客房前走廊／JPA DESIGN
摄影：Nacasa & Partners