A Green Undulating Roof Covers Sou Fujimoto’s Resort Project on Ishigaki Island, Japan


Not a Hotel Ishigaki by Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects

Sou Fujimoto has unveiled a “Not a Hotel Ishigaki”, a new project in the southwest of Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, Japan. The unique tropical resort hotel sits on a circular base open in all directions toward the surrounding natural landscape. The main feature of the building is the undulating roof covered in vegetation. Its shape allows access from the building terraces, creating an inner landscape, complete with meadows, relaxation areas, and a water mirror that reflects the sky and the singular tree in its vicinity.

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