Shishi-Iwa House, designed by Shigeru Ban, in Karuizawa, Japan. The hotel, which inhabits a heavily wooded site, was designed sensitively around the trees.

Shigeru Ban-designed boutique hotel challenges notions of luxury hospitality

  • Pritzker Prize winner’s Shishi-Iwa House is a two-storey, 10-room timber building nestled among trees in the popular Japanese mountain resort of Karuizawa
  • Its design embodies the idea of social hospitality – about guests spending time together to exchange ideas, yet retaining their privacy
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Shishi-Iwa House, designed by Shigeru Ban, in Karuizawa, Japan. The hotel, which inhabits a heavily wooded site, was designed sensitively around the trees.
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