Category: building

GAFBA. Weekend House. Belgium. photos: Tim Van de Velde

GAFBA. Weekend House. Belgium. photos: Tim Van de Velde

GAFBA. Hose extension. Ghent. Belgium. photos: GAFBA

GAFBA. Hose extension. Ghent. Belgium. photos: GAFBA

Yo Yamagata Architects. BB House. Tokyo. Japan. photos: Forward…

Yo Yamagata Architects. BB House. Tokyo. Japan. photos: Forward stroke Inc

McGann Architects. Clark Townhouses. Seaholme. Australia….

McGann Architects. Clark Townhouses. Seaholme. Australia. photos: Nic Granleese

Houshi Ryokan was founded around 1,300 years ago and it has…

Houshi Ryokan was founded around 1,300 years ago and it has always been managed by the same family since then. 
It is the oldest still running family business in the world. video: vimeo: Fritz Schumann

This ryokan (a traditional japanese style hotel) was built over a natural hot spring in Awazu in central Japan in the year 718. Until 2011, it held the record for being the oldest hotel in the world. 
Houshi Ryokan has been visited by the Japanese Imperial Family and countless great artists over the centuries. Its buildings were destroyed by natural disasters many times, but the family has always rebuilt. The garden as well as some parts of the hotel are over 400 years old. 

Houshi (法師) means buddhist priest. It is the name of the family as well as of the hotel.

ALTS Design Office. Otsu House / Comfy House / やわらかな家. Otsu….

ALTS Design Office. Otsu House / Comfy House / やわらかな家. Otsu. Shiga. Japan. Japan. photos: Yuta Yamada

ALTS Design Office. A house under the eaves / 軒下の家. Japan….

ALTS Design Office. A house under the eaves / 軒下の家. Japan. photos: ALTS design office

Appareil Architecture. Chalet Grand Pic. Austin. Canada….

Appareil Architecture. Chalet Grand Pic. Austin. Canada. photos: Félix Michaud

HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro. ATM Nursery. Toyonaka. Japan….

HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro. ATM Nursery. Toyonaka. Japan. video: HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro. youtube: youji no shiro

HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro. MK-S Nursery . Kanagawa. Japan….

HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro. MK-S Nursery . Kanagawa. Japan. photos: Kenjiro Yoshimi / Studio Bauhaus