The concept, name, interior and architecture are designed by Fausto Terán. A filmmaker whograduated from New York University, former teacher of Brazilian Jiujitsu,national champ and two times world champion as a coach of the national team.Just finished his first features film ¨vivir ¨that will be shown later thisyear.
From the architectural POV, it has a soul of concrete andregional pine wood treated with the Japanese technique of “Shou-Sugi-Ban”,burned and curated wood protecting it from the abrasive mountain exteriorconditions.
Very cold at night, very warm during the day …We built twolayers of wood (inside and out) to fight the bipolar weather, also a thirdlayer of heavy wood sliding doors for extra protection as a fortress.
You will find a “Shinrin Yoku” complete immersion inthe natural habitat sharing the space with horses, donkeys, dogs, and a wildfauna such as falcons, eagles, ducks, owls, coyotes, rabbits, roadrunners andraddle snakes.
JapoNeza it´s such a juxtaposition, both cultures are thecomplete opposite in the surface, yet extremely related in the inside. Hisdesign has a need to explore several layers of understanding not only for theobvious first impression statement, but to explore a thesis to make theobserver understand and question human being and his complexity by admiring,sitting and let the intellect merge with your feelings.
JapoNeza has been built entirely with local hands, localmaterials and by entire families and we teach them how to procure the wood, thefield, the animals, the gastronomy and growing by taking care of thehospitality.
“I relate with broken life…Broken people,broken furniture, broken nature, and the gold line to help us glue it like theJapanese art form Kintsugi it is design,architecture, film, music sports, love and compassion … I love the fact that weare still broke but there is beauty in it for those souls who wants to see it.”