Yezo is a small yet spectacular property in the Northern Hokkaido Mountains of Japan. The retreat, designed by Japanese architecture studio Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design (LEAD), combines experimental design with natural inspiration – and the result is a wonderful treat to the eyes, indeed (and I only saw the photos, imagine seeing that in real life!), as LuxuryLaunches details:
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Built using wood, stone, water, and light in major proportions, the Yezo Retreat is an ideal place for those craving solaces in the lap of nature. It features floor-to-ceiling windows and one large area complete with a bed, seating space, fireplace, and a staircase in place of separate bedrooms.
The resort’s highlight is the roof, where there is a sundeck of sorts, complete with two chairs. With elements such as a central concrete chimney and a curved roof (shell structure made using glue-laminated -GluLam wooden beams suspended from a central concrete chimney and covered with locally sourced black slate), the Yezo retreat has also managed to win the 2020 Golden Needle Design Award.
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