Bellustar Tokyo by Norm architects and Keiji Ashizawa Design

Norm Architects never disappointed me over all the years I am following the architecture studio from Copenhagen. Whether it is design, collaborations with Japanese brands, homes or hospitality projects like the 5-room luxury penthouse at the new Bellustar Tokyo, a Pan Pacific Hotel at the Tokyu Kabukicho Tower. It is the collaboration between two unique architecture studios and their philosophies; the honest design of Keiji Ashizawa Design and the soft minimalism of Norm Architects.

Finished in 2023 and furnished by Karimoku Furniture Inc., guests are enveloped in a world of captivating beauty as the stress of the world 200 meters below melts away. The unbroken views all the way to Mount Fuji, while striking, come second to the view and calming spirit of the space itself.

I love to give you a sneak peek of some of the penthouses and the facilities. Read and see more of the project at Norm Architects

Teppan Restaurant , Ten-yu


Tsuki ( Moon ) Penthouse

keijiashi zawa design & norm architects: “Each penthouse has its own character and small differences. Some are designed to feel warm, dark and intimate, while others are designed to feel open, airy and light. Both atmospheres are important to the human psyche and are implemented where it makes sense. The differences of the spaces and areas are subtle – it can be small changes in colors, materials, wall plastering, fabrics and artworks that gives each room its own unique features, while moving from one area of the hotel to another feels like a seamless and natural journey.”

“The palettes we choose to live with immensely affect our mood, and researchers across disciplines agree that natural materials offer the most meaningful physiological encounters. With this mindset, we find ourselves returning to primal neutral colors, originating in nature, which have marinated in meaning for millennia and are thus universal, timeless, and arguably ideal for mental health. While the preferred palette is restrained to soft beige, brown, and gray, each context inspires a different hue selection and combination; specific tones and levels of vibrancy that resonate with that place.”



A bedroom at the Tori (bird) Penthouse

Sora (sky)Penthouse

Bar Bellustar

sushi restaurant Bellustar

sushi restaurant Bellustar

sunset lounge


Interior Architecture: Keiji Ashizawa Design and Norm Architects
Photographers: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Nacása & Partners Inc.
Stylist: Yumi Nakata
Furniture: Karimoku Furniture