Location: Hokkaido, Japan Date: September 2022 Area: 255m2 Function: Hotel Status: Built Textile design (Entrance curtain): Mona Matsui Contractor: Katsurada Construction Company
TAPKOP is an interior refurbishment project, aiming to transform an existing B&B into a holiday villa, locates in Teshikaga, in Eastern Hokkaido of Japan.
Through experiencing the unique landscape of the area, we were left with beautiful and vivid memories of nature: between the plumes of smoke rising from Mount Io-Zan, the layer of ice on the frozen Lake Kussharo, the large dead trees lying by the majestic mountain, the spring water and the moss surrounding them, colourful flowers, celebrating the short summer, so on and so forth. We came to the conclusion that visitors’ stay at TAPKOP should be an extension of this spatial experience of great nature, therefore reflecting the distinctive characteristic of Teshikaga's unique character. Through selection of materiality, textures and objects, we drew inspiration to design, for the Villa, a new experience that flows continuously from the interior space to the vast site and the wilderness of Teshikaga.