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Hotel Sou by Suppose Design Office
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Hotels
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Alexander Zaxarov
Feb 22, 2021

Suppose Design Office has refurbished an old reinforced concrete building into ‘Hotel Sou’, a three-room hotel located on Fukue Island in Japan.

The hotel is located near a harbor where you can hear the whistle of a ship, and wherever you are, you can feel the rich nature and unique charm of the island. It is a small island that has prospered through the mixing of various foreign cultures through trade since ancient times.

The idea was not to create something new, but to coexist in harmony with what was there. By removing the finishes from the building and cutting out the openings in a sculptural, irregular way, architects were able to blur the boundaries between inside and outside. By removing the finishes of the building and cutting out the openings in a sculptural and irregular way, the boundary between inside and outside is made ambiguous and the outside is drawn in.

Suppose Design Studio tried to create a contrast between the decadent beauty and the solid interior finishes, the strong and rough expression of the building frame, and the natural materials such as rattan and sisal.

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Alexander Zaxarov
February 22, 2021

Suppose Design Office has refurbished an old reinforced concrete building into ‘Hotel Sou’, a three-room hotel located on Fukue Island in Japan.

The hotel is located near a harbor where you can hear the whistle of a ship, and wherever you are, you can feel the rich nature and unique charm of the island. It is a small island that has prospered through the mixing of various foreign cultures through trade since ancient times.

The idea was not to create something new, but to coexist in harmony with what was there. By removing the finishes from the building and cutting out the openings in a sculptural, irregular way, architects were able to blur the boundaries between inside and outside. By removing the finishes of the building and cutting out the openings in a sculptural and irregular way, the boundary between inside and outside is made ambiguous and the outside is drawn in.

Suppose Design Studio tried to create a contrast between the decadent beauty and the solid interior finishes, the strong and rough expression of the building frame, and the natural materials such as rattan and sisal.

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