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— by Philip Stevens: kubo tsushima architects has renovated and extended ‘edoyu’, a spa and bathhouse facility in tokyo’s kamezawa district. as the site is located in close proximity to the sumida hokusai museum — an institution dedicated to katsushika hokusai — the design of the spa is inspired by the work of the famous artist. ‘while staying true to hokusai’s world, in our design, we also tried to emphasize the concept of the word ‘yu’ in edo-yu, which means freely wandering and enjoying,’ explains the design team.

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