Amanemu, by Aman resorts, is set in Ise-Shima south of Tokyo.
Large freestanding pavilions by Kerry Hill Architects are clad in dark charcoal tinted timbers set below tiled Japanese Minka-inspired roof lines. The interior and exterior architecture are strongly linked and one informs the other. Material palettes were kept to a minimum. In contrast to the midnight hues of the building shells are the interiors that are a combination of the palest Japanese blonde woods, neutral plaster surfaces and natural stones. Interiors of all of the buildings were conceived primarily as calming, restorative spaces. In homage to the strength of the roofline forms, the interiors throughout the resort pay respect to the sculptural possibilities that were offered by such ceiling heights. Guest rooms and the many public areas are lined in the same coloured light woods, along with a palette of soft-hued natural textiles and furnishings. The interior design and detailing of the furniture and fittings by Studio Daminato are also custom-made and considered unique to the property.
Architecture: Kerry Hill Architects Photography: Aman Resorts