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Jimmy Cohrssen

Photographer, self in Tokyo

End of an Era at Hotel Okura

PRESENTED ON OCT 28, 2015
IN TOKYO @ VOL 129

As one of very few photographers granted full official access to the Hotel Okura before it closed its doors, Jimmy Cohrssen presents a bittersweet tableaux of resplendent photography featuring the iconic hotel. have your hankie on standby as we say goodbye to one of Tokyo's architectural icons.

写真家のJimmy Cohrssenさんは、ホテルオークラ東京の撮影を許可された、数少ないオフィシャルフォトグラファーのひとりです。日本の美意識とモダニズムの象徴であった本館は惜しくも閉館になり、2015年10月現在建て替え中ですが、名建築のまばゆい数々のシーンを素晴らしい写真で紹介してくださっています。今はもう体験できない空間に再会し、涙することは間違いないでしょう。

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A Spanish Hotel in Hanoi

BY EL FABRICANTE DE ESPHERAS
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 28, 2012

El Fabricante de Espheras talk about one of their projects in which they were tasked to redesign a Spanish hotel in Hanoi -- it opened in May of last year. The concept was based on bamboo, and they used aspects of traditional Vietnamese culture for the design. The new interior is very restrained and "quiet," especially compared to the loudness seen outside on the streets of Hanoi. In the presentation, they also cover how they worked together with the Vietnamese, surmounting difficulties in communication. (in Spanish)
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Ice Hotel

BY ESZTER SZIKSZ
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Eszter Sziksz and Nikkila Carroll recount their experience at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. Over 100 miles above the Arctic circle, they joined a group of international artists and designers, who worked in pairs or groups to design rooms for the hotel, which consisted entirely of ice.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 27, 2013.

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Love Hotels of Japan

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

Shinobu Machida, an art collector in Tokyo, shares his collection of photographs of the 'love hotels' across Japan. These photographs are especially valuable because many of these specialty hotels are being torn down in recent years. (in Japanese)

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Discretion May Be Advised

BY LAUREN NGUYEN
@ POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA: STARTUP THE PARTY SF X TOKYO ON SEP 18, 2014

The back-alleys of Tokyo are littered with the famous "Love Hotels" of Japan, and here Naoko "Funky" Yamanaka, Hiro Maeda, Ian Grossberg, and Lauren Nguyen investiagate this cultural phenomena. They delve into potential solutions for the industry itself...

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Deauville Beach Resort

BY NATALIE MERUELO
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 26, 2015

Natalie Meruelo shares about the colorful past, present, and future of Miami Beach's Deauville Hotel.  Since 1926 the 500 room hotel has undergone several design and branding changes, but always been a destination for entertainers and celebrities around the world.

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The Story of Ryokoushanomori Hotel

BY 張喬茵 CHIAO YIN CHANG
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 10, 2015

Ms. Chang shares her story of the four years since she returned to Taichung to open her hotel. It started with a simple goal: to return to her hometown and find a balance between work and life. With a staff of 1.5 people, the space in her hotel is a unique collection of design and creative art display. The hotel often holds salon nights and pottery workshops and she hopes the travelers who visit the Ryokoushanomori Hotel can get a more personal understanding of Taichung.

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Turning an Entire Town into a Single Hotel

BY MITSUYOSHI MIYAZAKI
@ VOL 131 ON DEC 16, 2015

建築家でデザイナーの宮崎晃吉さんは、 磯崎新アトリエでの勤務を経て現在は母校の東京藝術大学建築科で教鞭をとる一方、 下町情緒漂う谷中で最小文化複合施設 HAGISO を運営されています。注目を集め続ける HAGISO と、2015年秋にオープンした「まちごとホテル」をコンセプトにした宿泊施設 hanare について、プロジェクトの完成までのエピソードを披露します。

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Hotel by The Riverside

BY TAKAHITO WATAHIKI
@ 水辺の覚醒プレゼンテーション POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 03, 2016

リビタの綿引さんが披露する、 豊かな水辺を楽しむための新しい都市型シェアホテル。 2016年秋、 隅田川そばの清澄白河に満を期して登場する施設の、 誕生までのプロセスをたっぷり語ります!

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Celebrate, Expand, Evolve: Reinventing Communites

BY AUTUMN SMITH
@ VOL 144 ON FEB 22, 2017

Autumn Smith discusses Cafe Company's newest project, Wired Hotel. This project is ingrained in the culture and tradition of its community and seeks to revolutionize and revive the community of Asakusa and East Tokyo.