Combined with the stunning surroundings, afforded by the numerous blues of the Lhaviyani Atoll, Hurawalhi is bound to be pleasing to the eye thanks to its spectacular architecture and design.
The resort’s architectural mastermind, the renowned Yuji Yamazaki of YYA New York, has designed numerous attention-grabbing details, all carefully considered and created to please the eye and soothe the soul.
One such example, proving that no details are being left to chance, are the wonderful light covers and shades, currently being created in Bali exclusively for Hurawalhi. These hand-carved, blown-glass lights hold a whimsy that will liven up the space and exemplify Hurawalhi’s exclusive and elaborate character.
Yuji Yamazaki, AIA is a Japanese architect from Tokyo, he is a licensed architect in New York State and principal of YYA based in New York City. His extensive design practice covers a wide range of disciplines and projects. Prior to establishing YYA, Yuji served as a senior associate at Janson Goldstein and created projects for Giorgio Armani, W Hotel, Calvin Klein and Saks Fifth Avenue. At Vignelli Associates, his projects included Roma Termini Station, Murano Glass exhibition, JFK airport terminal 8, Millennium Message art installation for Smithsonian Institution, train interior design for Fiat, and streetscape design for New York City.
His recent project Finolhu Villas in the Maldives has received the 2015 Best of Year Award “Best Resort Hotel” hosted by Interior design magazine, and the 2015 International Hotel & Property Award “Best Beach Resort” hosted by design et al magazine. YYA is considered as one of the rising design firms in hospitality industry.
Yuji attended School of Visual Arts and Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York and holds Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design, and a Master of Science degree from Columbia University in Landscape Design.