Architect’s Transform a Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style Villa Into a Hotel

Architect’s Transform One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic Prairie Style Villas Into a Hotel

If you love architecture or design history, this new Japanese hotel is the perfect place to stay while exploring Tokyo. KAMIYA ARCHITECTS has recently completed a renovation of Hayami Kachi house, a Prairie-style home designed by Arata Endo, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. The Prairie style is considered to be the first-ever American style of architecture and can be found throughout the U.S. and in scattered buildings around the world.

Before KAMIYA ARCHITECTS’ renovation, the home had fallen into disrepair since its original construction in 1928. As an adaptive reuse project was planned, the designers had to balance the initial design intention with the modern requirements of a hotel or short-term rental property. They also wanted to include elements of a traditional Japanese spa.

Architect’s Transform One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic Prairie Style Villas Into a Hotel

The main transformation occurred in the maiden room where the architects had more freedom to adapt the original design and furniture. They converted the

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Mountain Modern Home Design Trend Spotlights JLF Architects for Bringing Contemporary Style to Rustic and Reclaimed Materials

Incorporating a soothing water feature, this JLF Architects-designed Mountain Modern legacy home combines industrial steel and glass with rustic timber and stone craftsmanship (photo by Audrey Hall).

We believe that the most sustainable thing we can do as architects and builders is to construct houses that last a century or more.

With its wide open spaces and restorative connection to nature, the Rocky Mountain West’s appeal is growing with city dwellers interested in staking their claim on the stunning landscape in what one Aspen realtor has called “the great urban exodus.” That influx of interest has turned national design attention to a style known as Mountain Modern – and to top practitioners JLF Architects. While the Bozeman, Montana-based firm resists being pigeon-holed, JLF is an acknowledged pioneer – with over 40 years of experience – of the art

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