Architecture Koyasan Guest House
Kyoto-based architects Kentaro Takeguchi and Asako Yamamoto of Alphaville Architects have completed a small guest house for tourists visiting the sacred Koyasan (Mt. Koya) in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The 96 m2 (1,033 ft2) building contains bedrooms, capsule-style dormitory rooms, a bar, and lounge. 2 x 4 and 2 x 6 timber frames are exposed inside at varying intervals to act as partitions between the bar, hallway, and lounge.