Sip, Shop and Stay in Shibuya at a Modern Teahouse-Themed Hotel

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/sip-shop-stay-shibuya-modern-teahouse-themed-hotel/hotel-koe-japan-shibuya-15/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/hotel-koe-japan-shibuya-15-810x540.jpg" alt="Sip, Shop and Stay in Shibuya at a Modern Teahouse-Themed Hotel" /></a>
                                <a href="http://hotelkoe.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">hotel koé</a> isn’t your traditional Japanese hotel. That’s because the concept for the property designed by <a href="http://www.suppose.jp/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Suppose Design Office</a> was to launch a flagship shop for the apparel brand <a href="http://hotelkoe.com/fashion/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">koé</a>. The design team proposed that instead of just offering a shop that’s opened during regular retail hours, why not build a hotel and community hub that will bring together locals and tourists alike to experience the koé brand 24/7?
Located in the trendy district of Shibuya known for its music and fashion culture, hotel koé offers visitors a place to grab a good meal and listen to some tunes right when you enter. The first floor consists of a restaurant and pop-up space to feature live music and dancing on the weekends. The racks of koé apparel are simply lifted to create this entertainment space. The grand wooden staircase doubles as seating for cafe and event guests. On the second
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Art-Centric BnA STUDIO Akihabara Hotel Features Five Livable Art Rooms

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/art-centric-bna-studio-akihabara-hotel-feature-five-livable-art-rooms/301-responder-81-bastards-2-photo-tomooki-kengaku/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/301-RESPONDER-81-BASTARDS-2-photo-Tomooki-Kengaku-810x608.jpg" alt="Art-Centric BnA STUDIO Akihabara Hotel Features Five Livable Art Rooms" /></a>
                                There’s another side to the serene, cherry blossom-filled nature scene in Tokyo and that’s the eclectic, sensory-overload district of Akihabara, where creative collective <a href="https://www.bna-hotel.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">BnA STUDIO</a> has just opened <a href="http://www.bna-akihabara.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">a new art-centric hotel</a> with a vibe that matches the neon scenes from the streets. Following the opening of <a href="http://www.bna-koenji.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">BnA STUDIO Koenji</a>, the <a href="http://www.bna-akihabara.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Akihabara location</a> explores the Tokyo art scene and further more supports it by implementing a revenue share system that benefits the artists/designers that have played a role in designing the hotel.
There are five livable art rooms, each designed by local Tokyo-based artists and designers. Each room comes with everything you might need for your stay: furnished kitchens, washer/dryer, high-end bathrooms, and Netflix (because why not?). Each time a room is booked, a portion of the revenue goes to the artists that designed the room as a way to create a system that promotes exposure and continual
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Beam House by Hugo Kohno Architect Associates

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                                <a href="http://www.hugo-arc.com/architecture/beams/01.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Beam House</a> is a residence located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by <a href="http://www.hugo-arc.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hugo Kohno Architect Associates</a>. Situated on a narrow lot, the building houses a gallery on the main floor, and occupies residents on the second and third floors. The client requested that the gallery have a glass facade to allow good visibility from the street, and be a single open space to ensure flexibility to allow for future changes in use.
As such, the clients required a separate entrance to the second-floor residential area, as well as a design that required no structural walls on the first floor. Due to its wooden structure, load-bearing walls are necessary between beams, with a particularly large number needed on lower floors. Using a wooden portal-style Rahmen frame toward the front of the building, the architects were able to render the load-bearing walls unnecessary. By inserting open steel-truss frames in the center of the
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How to Travel Around Japan with Moxy

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                                Until recently, Japan has maintained a somewhat traditional concept of hotels as a place where only businessmen with money to spare are able to frequent. With the opening of the <a href="http://moxy-hotels.marriott.com/en/hotels/osaka-honmachi" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Moxy Osaka Honmachi</a> and the <a href="http://moxy-hotels.marriott.com/en/hotels/tokyo-kinshicho" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho</a> though, modern travelers looking for a place to stay that echoes their ethos for travel now have a place to (temporarily) call home as they set out to explore the prefectures.

Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Moxy Osaka Honmachi

There are some things you won’t find in these two hotels. You won’t find boring interiors or over-the-top amenities, but you also won’t find a traditional closet that takes up too much space, an ironing board you probably won’t use, or a mini fridge stocked with foods and drinks that have been untouched for months (because no one wants to buy a $12 mini bag of nuts).

Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Moxy Osaka Honmachi