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a+u Architecture and Urbanism Magazine - from Tokyo (Japan)
Lemm Hut by Yoshifumi Nakamura: The architect designed this small hut in the rural area in Nagano as his weekend house. The self-sustaining hut has a bath house with goemon-style tub. The water in this cast-iron tub is directly heated by a fire below. Since the bottom of the tub is very hot, the bather would sit on a wooden deck, which hangs on the wall in the above photo.
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ParkHyatt, Seoul // This is a hotel that gets the details right; the decor is modern and streamlined while subtly referencing a more traditional Korean style. The Presidential Suite features beautifully carved wooden screens and carefully selected Korean antiques sitting alongside otherwise modern pieces. Plus, it has the world’s most dramatic bathtub which is basically giant, hollowed out boulder.