November 2023 _ Hakone Sengokuhara Manners, Kanagawa





November 2023 _ Hakone Sengokuhara Manners, Kanagawa

The renovation project of the retreat facility 'Hakone Sengokuhara Manors,' surrounded by lush nature in Hakone Sengokuhara.

Incorporating elements of Japanese aesthetics, such as 'kōshi' (grid patterns), which aim to create a serene space where one can relax while also serving as a place to forget the busy daily life and rejuvenate the mind and body. The unique and distinctive geometric-shaped ceiling created an intriguing chemistry, crafting an extraordinary atmosphere.

The dining area, designed for enjoyable moments centered around the kitchen, eliminates the boundaries of the space by seamlessly connecting the dining table and the island kitchen, creating a sense of unity within the area. The hood above the island kitchen greets visitors in a stimulating manner and also becomes a symbolic presence in the space, providing a sense of excitement.

Amidst the dappled sunlight filtering through the trees, we envisioned 'Hakone Sengokuhara Manors' as a place where time flows gently, allowing one to relax and reset both mind and body, forgetting the daily routine. It fulfills this role to the fullest.

Project Direction and Interior Design
Directions Inc. Hiroyuki Isobe / HEADSTARTS Inc. Makiko Yamaguchi
Category / Residence, Retreatment, Hospitality, Relaxation
Location / Hakone Sengokuhara, Kanagawa
Photo credits / © Tetsuya Ito