Explore a serene showcase of hinoki wood lattices, paper tube furniture, warm-toned panels, contemporary photography and forest views.
SSH No.02 is exquisitely fine-tuned, with architect Ban masterminding a smooth continuation between structure and interior details. The main upper level is an elegant timber tableau – open, airy and unwaveringly welcoming, a place where all the guests can come together.
The lighting, subtly inset in trusses, casts a spotlight on the roof’s artful interior craftsmanship. Beneath this lies a scattering of Ban’s paper tube innovations – from chairs with woven paper cord seating to the geometric lines and curves of bespoke SSH tables.
The space is loosely divided by high walls with a puzzle of square panels in gently contrasting textures – leather, acrylic, mirror-finish stainless steel – in a gradated palette of browns and dusty pinks.
Intimate, escapist and deeply tied to nature, the 12 guestrooms balance a clean-lined contemporary edge with warm woods and walls of glass opening onto private terraces.
An organic wave of Japanese cedar along one wall creates an undulating desk surface that ends just where the open bathroom begins, home to a deep hinoki bathtub – the perfect place to enjoy the serenity of the surrounings.
Each room also has a different textile design by artist Asami Sato, in modern abstract motifs, used in bed headboards attached to wooden wall pegs – another classic example of Ban’s attention to detail.
& COMMUNAL SPACES
Social connection lies at the heart of SSH No.02. The main space is designed for relaxation – be it reading a book from the comfort of a low paper tube chair or breathing in forest air with an al fresco coffee by the terrace fireplace.
This space is also home to The Restaurant, where all guests can gather for delicious seasonal meals, either at a large communal table or separately.
The Wine & Whisky Bar is a more intimate hub, with its tiled bar and high walls of colored panels – the perfect backdrop for enjoying an impressive selection of expertly curated wines from around the world.
A bold collection of curated photography by world-acclaimed artists is the perfect creative complement to SSH No.02’s architecture, design and surrounding nature. Guests can enjoy a photographic journey from the moment they arrive, with numerous artworks spanning the interior – from the poetic lines of Ruth Bernhard to the monochrome dynamism of Aaron Siskind.
A rectilinear structure of warm red cedar wood and glass walls floats among swaying forest treetops.LEARN MORE