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Kengo Kuma designs Japan's first Ace Hotel www.dezeen.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months, 1 week ago in Art & Culture

The Ace Hotel chain is opening its first Japanese outpost in Kyoto this winter, in a former telephone exchange building overhauled by Kengo Kuma.

Japanese architect Kuma will convert the ShinPuhKan building – originally designed by Tetsuro Yoshida and completed in 1926 – to create suites set around a plant-filled courtyard.