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Okcs Retreat Setouchi Aonagi

Setouchi Retreat Aonagi Design in Shikoku Island
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  • Food & Drink

    Traditional Japanese cuisine from seasonal local ingredients

  • Spa & Recreation

    2 pools, spa, hot-spring Jacuzzi, sauna, art gallery

  • Food & Drink

    Traditional Japanese cuisine from seasonal local ingredients

  • Spa & Recreation

    2 pools, spa, hot-spring Jacuzzi, sauna, art gallery

This masterwork by a legendary minimalist architect Tadao Ando draws light and air into vast spaces, evoking the infinity of traditional Zen poetics.

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Architecture Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando’s walls are renowned for their smoothness, which he achieves by pouring concrete into airtight wooden forms.

Situated in the verdant Matsuyama area of Japan, overlooking the Seto Inland Sea, the structure was initially built 20 years ago as a private guesthouse. The residence was then converted into a small modern art museum before reopening as Okcs Retreat Setouchi Aonagi—all under Tadao Ando’s supervision.

Interior design Majestic minimalism

This is a place of sublime minimalist luxury, where the unnecessary is stripped away.

Perfectly complementing Ando’s “smooth-as-silk” concrete walls, museum-quality artwork abounds at the hotel. Here, a painting by Frank Stella—one of the leading figures of the postwar minimalist and abstract movements—crowns the hotel’s dining room. Guests also discover a large-scale work by calligrapher/visual artist Rieko Kawabe, whose practice is rooted in Japanese aesthetic traditions.

Setouchi Retreat Aonagi Design in Matsuyama
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With the first edition of our Design Hotels Art Print Series we are sharing some of our most treasured travel photography. This still by German photographic duo Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Baumann dramatically frames the architecturally bound pool and the free-flowing Seto Inland Sea. 

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This hotel is featured in Taste and Place: The Design Hotels Book.

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Location

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Asia / Pacific
Japan
Matsuyama

Okcs Retreat Setouchi Aonagi
794-1 Yanaidani-cho, Matsuyama
Matsuyama 799-2641
Japan

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