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located just a 75 minute bullet train journey from the center of tokyo, this hotel building immerses guests in the woodland of japan’s tochigi prefecture. designed by klein dytham architecture, the project appears as a contemporary cottage that evokes the feeling of being inside a fairy tale. named ‘PokoPoko’, a word which means to stick-out or stick-up in japanese, the building serves as a family oriented clubhouse and activity center for guests staying at the risonare hotel complex.
name: PokoPoko club house
location: risonare nasu hotel, tochigi prefecture, japan
architect: klein dytham architecture
contractor: tobu construction
client: hoshino resort
structural engineer: TECTONICA
M&E: architectural energy research
landscape designer: studio TERRA
lighting designer: FDS
located in the nasu highlands in the northern corner of japan’s tochigi prefecture, the hotel is situated in a rural farming region that neighbors mount nasu. the project was born from the client’s wish to connect two hotel buildings on the current site. the vision included an extension and renovation of both buildings and rooms, an original smaller guest house from 1986 and its later addition, bringing the total number of rooms on site to 40. a new footbridge connects the two complexes, meandering through the lush forest.
within this forest, klein dytham architecture’s PokoPoko clubhouse appears with its three coned roofs protruding in different directions above the treeline. internally, each volume has its own program. the central cone provides space for cooking activities based on the fresh ingredients grown on the hotel’s own grounds. the space hosts a variety of food-related workshops for children and parents, while a wood-log oven lets guests make their own pizzas with vegetables and herbs picked from the nearby fields.
within the adjacent cone, a tall white net structure serves as a play area for children to climb up towards the skylight. meanwhile, younger children can play in the ball pit at its base. on the opposite side, parents are able to relax around the open fireplace in the third cone. klein dytham architecture’s ‘doradora’ furniture provides guests with a place to sit and converse or read a book in the warmth of the fire.