Photo by Edward Caruso © Airbnb.

Samara, Airbnb’s Design Studio, Builds Community-run Rental in Yoshino, Japan

World Architecture Community News - Airbnb unveils first building Yoshino Cedar House in Japan as part of Samara

The ‘yoshino-sugi Cedar House’ is the first outcome of airbnb’s newly created multi-disciplinary innovation and design studio: Samara. Together with Tokyo-based architect Go Hasegawa, the scheme focuses on a narrative directed at the town of yoshino in the Nara Prefecture.

Airbnb launches internal design studio Samara with future house prototype

Th bedroom space is backlit by a unique A shape that provide ample natural light—reflecting the cedar's warm tones.

Photo 10 of 12 in The Community-Run Cedar House by Airbnb and Go…

The bedroom space is backlit by a unique "A" shape that provides ample natural light—reflecting the cedar's warm, patterned tones.

New Images of Completed Pavilions Released as HOUSE VISION Tokyo Opens to the Public,Yoshino-sugi Cedar House / Airbnb × Tsuyoshi Hasegawa. Image Courtesy of HOUSE VISION Tokyo

Gallery of New Images of Completed Pavilions Released as HOUSE VISION Tokyo Opens to the Public - 12

New Images of Completed Pavilions Released as HOUSE VISION Tokyo Opens to the Public,Yoshino-sugi Cedar House / Airbnb × Tsuyoshi…

Designed by Airbnb

Airbnb builds hotel in Japan, calls it a 'community centre' - Business Insider (The property-rental startup's new "design studio" sounds an awful lot like a traditional hotel chain.

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Airbnb Participates in House Vision, Announces Urban Planning Initiatives

An Exclusive Look At Airbnb's First Foray Into Urban Planning Airbnb announces a brand-new innovation lab called Samara, whose first project is a novel community center in Japan.

Yoshino Cedar House by Go Hasegawa | est living

Yoshino Cedar House by Go Hasegawa | est living

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House Vision 2: an arena for rethinking homes of the future

Airbnb is testing the urban planning waters with a new division dubbed Samara. Its first project is a community center and communal housing structure in a small town in Japan, and the company plans to build many more.

Axonometric diagram of the ‘yoshino-sugi Cedar House’ is the first outcome of airbnb’s newly created multi-disciplinary innovation and design studio: Samara. Together with Tokyo-based architect Go Hasegawa, the scheme focuses on a narrative directed at the town of Yoshino in the Nara Prefecture.

Nice texture work // airbnb-go-hasegawa-house-vision-tokyo-yoshino-sugi-cedar-house

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