Architect // Mount Fuji Architects Studio
In Tokyo, hotel rooms are in short supply; tourist numbers have soared and openings are few and far between. So visitors will be pleased to hear about Trunk Hotel (no, nothing to do with monocle’s brother retail outlet). An imaginative addition to the Shibuya neighbourhood, it has 15 rooms in a four-storey building designed by the husband-and-wife team behind Mount Fuji Architects Studio. A wooden deck, scented herbs and 13-metre-tall zelkova tree make a welcome departure from a soulless business stopover.