Cliff Edge Hotel

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Hospitality Architecture
Firm LocationSeoul, Korea, Republic of
CompanyLawrence Kim / A+U Lab
Lead ArchitectLawrence Kim
Design TeamLawrence Kim Architect / A+U Lab
ClientInternational Hotels & Resorts Company

Set within a semi-tropical climate and breathtaking scenery of Japan’s southernmost prefecture of Okinawa, this boutique hotel is situated on the edge of cliff overlooking white-sand beach and clear turquoise water. The design of the hotel imagines a venue that imbues site’s natural surrounding into hospitality spaces, making the natural beauty part of an architectural element in and outside the hotel.

A+U Lab is an interdisciplinary design and research collaborative for architecture and urbanism. Led by Lawrence Kim, an architect and professor at Pusan National University, A+U Lab engages in diverse projects through design consultancy and academic research working regionally and internationally.