Research on Existing Tourist Accommodations
TEKUTO’s chief architect Yasuhiro Yamashita was commissioned to design this resort complex for several reasons: Being from Amami, having created numerous pieces of characteristic architecture with compact spaces, having developed original construction methods and structures utilizing local materials of various regions, and having studied resort facilities for a long period of time.
Upon embarking on this project, Yamashita conducted an extensive survey of the existing accommodation facilities on the island.
The survey revealed that despite its potential to be an attractive tourist destination, Amami lacked spacious, luxurious resort facilities. In view of this result, the team decided to target high-end travelers in order to supplement and co-exist with preexisting accommodations, and to expand the tourism infrastructure of the island.