Tetsuo Kobori








1884年から2018年までこの場所にあった最初のべにや旅館の火災の後、建築家の小堀哲夫氏がその跡地にモダンな旅館を再建しました。光風湯圃べにや(Beniya Kofuyuden)は現代的な技術と美学を取り入れながらも、伝統的な姿に畏敬の念とまで言えるほどの敬意を込めています。建物のレイアウトは風を導き自然な涼しさをもたらすデザインで、あわら温泉の湯は大浴場と客室の浴槽や床暖房にも使われています。伝統的な懐石料理はもちろんのこと、季節には地元で水揚げされた越前蟹が味わえます。


Beniya, a hot spring inn in Awara, Fukui Prefecture, designed by Tetsuo Kobori Architects, has been selected in the Michelin Guide for hotels. Congratulations!



—The following is from the Michelin Guide

The original Beniya stood on this site from 1884 to 2018; after a fire, architect Tetsuo Kobori was tapped to construct a modern ryokan as its replacement. Thus Beniya Kofuyuden pays respectful, even reverent tribute to the traditions of the form even as it incorporates contemporary techniques and aesthetic preferences. The building’s layout was selected to capture the breeze, for natural cooling, while Awara’s hot springs feed the onsen’s communal baths as well as the in-room tubs, and even the underfloor heating. And the traditional kaiseki dinner is present as a matter of course; when in season, the local snow crab features prominently.

NIKKEI The STYLEの建築模型特集に掲載いただきました

2024年6月30日付の日本経済新聞日曜朝刊内紙面「NIKKEI The STYLE」に、小堀のインタビューを掲載いただきました。






An interview with Kobori was featured in the June 30, 2024 edition of “NIKKEI The STYLE” in the Sunday morning edition of the NIKKEI newspaper.

The article, “Welcome to the Microcosm of Architectural Models,” features architectural models, and introduces a model of the pavilion at the Expo 2025.




NIKKEN JOURNALに講演会の内容の一部が掲載されました

日建設計が発行する企業広報誌『NIKKEN JOURNAL』2024年夏号に、小堀がNIKKEN FORUM(第21回 2024年2月22日開催)で「リジェネラティブ デザイン」をテーマお話しさせていただいた内容の一部を掲載いただきました。


・NIKKEN JOURNAL:https://www.nikken.jp/ja/about/publication.html



A part of the talk that Kobori gave on the theme of “Regenerative Design” at the 21st NIKKEN FORUM (held on February 22, 2024) was published in the Summer 2024 issue of “NIKKEN JOURNAL,” a corporate public relations magazine published by Nikken Sekkei Ltd.

Please take a look at the English version.

・NIKKEN JOURNAL:https://www.nikken.jp/ja/about/publication.html

・The Applicable Page:https://www.nikken.jp/ja/dbook/nj202406/index.html#page=25







With the cooperation of Hidakuma, we produced a table for our office.

We visited Hida to experience firsthand the process of transforming forest trees into furniture and the hardwood material. The desk was designed by taking advantage of our various experiences.

Please take a look at the article about the process of completing our table.




The novel “Awara Onsen Monogatari”, based on the Beniya ryokan in Awara Onsen, Fukui, which we designed, has been published.
Beniya lost its building in a fire in 2018 and was rebuilt in 2021. The book describes the drama of the people who played an active role in the revival of Awara Onsen, including the manager and his wife, who struggled to revive the hotel.
The book was published on 16th March, the same day as the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, with hopes for the reconstruction of the entire Hokuriku region. In addition, the entire amount of the copyright fee will be donated to the disaster-affected areas.
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