FHAMS also designed the hotel’s bar and restaurant, which is separated into distinct zones. Each hut squeezes in a single bed, sofa and desk into the limited space, but larger, more traditional hotel rooms are also available, offering double beds and views out across the Cambodian capital. Guests can choose from a variety of different room sizes, the smallest of which are contained within a row of tiny wooden huts. Award entries for next year’s festival are open from February 2015. Inside Festival 2014: Yuki Fukumoto of Japanese architects FHAMS discusses the unusual rooms at Tama Hotel in Phnom Penh, which won the Hotel category at this year’s Inside Festival. “The main focus of the hotel is dining rather than accommodation,” Fukumoto claims. “We designed the dining area based on time zones by imaging somebody’s day in a hotel.”
Inside Festival took place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 1 to 3 October. We’ve been publishing interviews with all the category winners from this year’s event over the last few weeks. Guests can choose to eat in a formal restaurant area, or more causal arrangements of sofas, chairs and booths.