Okinawa, Japan / 2018
Scope of Work
Concept DesignSchematic DesignDetailed Design
Gross Floor Area
No. of Keys/Rooms
126 Hotel Keys124 Suites28 Villas
By drawing inspiration from the site itself, a key intention of the project is to recreate an experience that could only be found in Okinawa.
Traditional Okinawan settlements are typically built hunkered down among protective tree belts and stone walls to withstand frequent storms. A similar setting is created for the resort as a whole, using layers of lush local planting that would allow guests to enjoy all parts of the resort all year round.
Beginning with a warm welcome on an elevated castle-like promontory, the intimate grand lobby, guestrooms and commodious public areas in a low-density layout are designed to take in the island’s ocean views, rocky cliffs and beaches.
Local stone, clay tile and wood-inspired details further celebrate Okinawan character and craft by conveying an authenticity reminiscent of the island’s rockscapes and caves.