三木屋旅館改修計画 / ケース・リアル



Traditional hotel that draws out the atmosphere by blurring the boundaries between old and new

Located in Kinosaki Onsen(hot springs) in Hyogo prefecture, “Mikiya” is a traditional Japanese ryokan known for its 300 year history and as a lodge associated with the renown novelist Naoya Shiga. The building is also known as a registered tangible cultural property, with a historical atmosphere that can be noticed throughout the wooden structure. At the same time Mikiya was facing inevitable deterioration, and started their renovation plan in 2013. Instead of a full renewal, the client was considering this renovation scheme as an “update”, thus the entire project was based on the idea of updating the facility while maintaining the existing elements and atmosphere, and proceed in several phases from bath, special room, guest rooms, washing rooms, hall room.
For the first phase of construction, we renovated a small inside bath within the facility. Facing the bath, there is a beautiful tsutsuji (azalea) garden, and the only major change was the opening facing this garden. The aluminum framed windows were replaced with a large hinoki (Japanese cypress) opening, creating a new view of the scenery that was previously isolated. The wall decorated with rough slates, the ceiling shape directly reflecting the roof, and the glass with a logo etched all come from the former design. Mosaic tiles were used as finishing materials for the bath to correspond with the original complex shape.
For the second phase, we renovated the largest room in the facility room #50.
For the third phase of the construction, the hall room (dining hall), common restrooms, and a number of guest rooms were renovated. First of all the current hall room which lost its function as banquet hall, was changed from its tatami floor to wood floorings, enabling the space to be used as a dining hall. As the same as the phase one of the construction, the aluminum framed windows were replaced with a large wood framed opening, creating a place where the guests can dine with a garden view. For the guest rooms we maintained the original functions and partially re-using the original materials, while choosing new materials that blend into the existing atmosphere. At a glance, it may be difficult to notice the changes, but the updates will gradually be done. With a vague boarder between the new and old, we aim to create a Mikiya standing along the extension of its past. (Koichi Futatsumata)


担当:ケース・リアル 二俣公一、下平康一


Architects: CASE-REAL
Principal use: Japanese Hotel
Location: Hyogo (Kinosaki), Japan
Completion: 2015, 2016, 2018
Design Team: Koichi Futatusmata, Koichi Shimohira (CASE-REAL)
Contractor: Kawashima Co., Ltd.