Hoto Fudo Noodle Hou… Igloo?

I see a lot of weird looking buildings but I can’t see I’ve seen many domed structures before. Takeshi Hosaka Architecture have designed a building for a noodle restaurant near the base of Mt. Fuji called Hoto Fudo, about two hours away from Tokyo. The building looks like a mix of an igloo and something you’d see in Star Wars on Mos Eisley. George Lucas was such a visionary. The building is left open for most of the year so that you can feel the breeze and I guess the fog can roll into the building, though I’m not so sure of that last part. Overall I think it’s a really beautiful building, and I love that epic view you get of Mt. Fuji in the second photo.


2 Comments Hoto Fudo Noodle Hou… Igloo?

  1. Chris Halsted January 15, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    Mate, you may want to look into the Oslo opera in Norway if you’re into wicked buildings. This one is absolutely amazing! It’s basically like an iceberg in the middle of the city coming up from the fjord.

  2. Chipotle January 15, 2010 at 7:51 PM

    I love this new architecture vibe going on lately on you Mr. Solomon, way to go!

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