Onomichi U2, Biking Japanese Style
Next to Hiroshima, a culturally-oriented biker's resort signed by Discoverylink Setouchi and Suppose Design Office.
by Marta Lavinia Carboni
The real biker exists when he is with his second half, they are one. The bond that unites a biker to his bike is a bond of love and gratitude, a bond that time cannot break, but only make stronger. (Éloge de la bicyclette, Marc Augé, Payot)
Two Japanese studios, Discoverylink Setouchi and Suppose Design Office are the ones that turned the warehouse, within the region of Hiroshima and about two hours from Kyoto and Osaka, into a compound for cycling enthusiasts. Bikers from all over Japan are attracted not only to the beautiful hills of the region, but especially by the 70km cycling path which connects through six bridges Honshu, the largest island of the archipelago, to Shikoku, passing through eight smaller islands.
About the author Marta Lavinia Carboni works at Vogue and Elle Decor Italia. She designs and likes to do research, with a preference for color and space. Carboni worked for Nava, Zucchi and Italo Treno.