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May 22, 2024

Nestled on the remote island of Hyakushima in Onomichi City, Japan, the Setouchi Hideaway Resort AMERI designed by Tetra Works represents a masterful blend of contemporary architecture and strategic revitalization efforts.

The two-story rental villa spans approximately 160 square meters, embodying a harmonious dialogue with its natural surroundings while addressing the socio-economic challenges of the island.

Hyakushima, once a bustling locale, now faces the harsh realities of a dwindling population and numerous abandoned properties. With only 400 residents remaining, the need for innovative solutions to breathe new life into the island has become paramount. In response, local authorities initiated projects aimed at repurposing and activating these neglected lands and structures, paving the way for Tetra Works to conceive the Setouchi Hideaway Resort AMERI.

Strategically situated about thirty meters from the serene sands of the Seto Inland Sea, the resort’s design capitalizes on the island's inherent beauty. The architectural layout is meticulously crafted to offer visitors uninterrupted views of the stunning seascape. A standout feature is the elevated viewing room, which not only provides panoramic vistas of the opposite shore but also extends beyond the villa's perimeter, creating a distinctive wooden volume that playfully interacts with the exterior.

This thoughtful integration of indoor and outdoor spaces is further exemplified by an outdoor jacuzzi deck, enclosed by a wooden fence on the west side of the resort. This area seamlessly connects with the interior through large, horizontal openings, inviting the gentle sea breeze and natural light into the living spaces. The interplay of wood and concrete throughout the villa underscores a modern aesthetic, while a rocky terrace covering pays homage to the island's rugged coastline.

Tetra Works' architectural vision for the Setouchi Hideaway Resort AMERI goes beyond mere aesthetics. It embodies a commitment to leveraging the island's charm and fostering a sustainable future for Hyakushima. By creating a space that invites visitors to immerse themselves in the island's natural beauty, the project aims to contribute to the local economy and cultural heritage, ensuring that this revitalization effort resonates with future generations.

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@zaxarovcom
May 22, 2024

Nestled on the remote island of Hyakushima in Onomichi City, Japan, the Setouchi Hideaway Resort AMERI designed by Tetra Works represents a masterful blend of contemporary architecture and strategic revitalization efforts.

The two-story rental villa spans approximately 160 square meters, embodying a harmonious dialogue with its natural surroundings while addressing the socio-economic challenges of the island.

Hyakushima, once a bustling locale, now faces the harsh realities of a dwindling population and numerous abandoned properties. With only 400 residents remaining, the need for innovative solutions to breathe new life into the island has become paramount. In response, local authorities initiated projects aimed at repurposing and activating these neglected lands and structures, paving the way for Tetra Works to conceive the Setouchi Hideaway Resort AMERI.

Strategically situated about thirty meters from the serene sands of the Seto Inland Sea, the resort’s design capitalizes on the island's inherent beauty. The architectural layout is meticulously crafted to offer visitors uninterrupted views of the stunning seascape. A standout feature is the elevated viewing room, which not only provides panoramic vistas of the opposite shore but also extends beyond the villa's perimeter, creating a distinctive wooden volume that playfully interacts with the exterior.

This thoughtful integration of indoor and outdoor spaces is further exemplified by an outdoor jacuzzi deck, enclosed by a wooden fence on the west side of the resort. This area seamlessly connects with the interior through large, horizontal openings, inviting the gentle sea breeze and natural light into the living spaces. The interplay of wood and concrete throughout the villa underscores a modern aesthetic, while a rocky terrace covering pays homage to the island's rugged coastline.

Tetra Works' architectural vision for the Setouchi Hideaway Resort AMERI goes beyond mere aesthetics. It embodies a commitment to leveraging the island's charm and fostering a sustainable future for Hyakushima. By creating a space that invites visitors to immerse themselves in the island's natural beauty, the project aims to contribute to the local economy and cultural heritage, ensuring that this revitalization effort resonates with future generations.

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