Master of minimalist architecture, Tadao Ando, designed this house 17 years ago as a private guesthouse. But since the end of 2015, this intimate seven-room luxury retreat called Setouchi Aonagi, just outside the city of Matsuyama on Japan’s smallest island, Shikoku, is now open for everyone. The large expanses of concrete, framed openings, and connection with nature are Ando’s signature, and can be seen everywhere in this project, from the pool with a view over the island, to the suite with eight meter high ceilings.
While I’m dreaming of Japan (it’s been on top of my travel goals list forever), I am actually on vacation, just not in a quite so exotic location. I’ll tell you more soon!