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210 sq.m.
2,260 sq.ft.

James Turrell planned the place where the West encounters
the East. The West meant the comtemporary art that the art by
Turrell represented, while the East was defined as a locality
based on the topos of this region.

Based on that plan, the place was designed as the East reflecting the context of the local architecture and making fit the art to the reality not as
a temporary object but as a permanent architecture where
the visitors stay with safety and comfort.

The newest equipments for air-conditioning, cooking, snow-melting and roof-sliding were installed with the design that did
not fail the tradition style in both of the exterior and interior.

In the interior, the divers arts are scattered.

In Outside Inn, at the suset time, the roof are opened and the sky appears. The visitor experiences the light art work between 1 hour.

In Light Bath, the visitor experiences an illusionary bathing
by the effect of the optical fiber lighting installed in the water.

The exterior appearance was designed based on eSei-gai
Dukurif of the traditional style in the region for getting the
continuity with the architectural context of the region.

The interior was designed as a traditional Japanese style.

Through the design of the exterior and interior, the archi-
tecture got the image of the traditional family house.

Due to the heavy snow, in the winter, the regional economy
becomes severe. But, the region is not appropriate to the
ski industry.

This accommodation was also planned in order to create not only an increase of visitors in the summer but also a demand in the tourism industry and a spot for working in the winter, in the regional planning eEchigo Tsumari Art Necklace Projectf .

 

Location : Kawanishi, Tokamachi, Nigata, Japan

Architect : James Turrell + Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects

Structure Engineer : Shoichi Nagumo + Takumi Architecturral Design Office

Mechanical Engineer : Mai Mechanical Design Office

Construction : Igawa Construction Company

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