Cambodia hotel features tiny terraced rooms that "look like houses"

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.

Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower by FHAMS

FHAMS' Tama Hotel hotel occupies the top floor of the 22-story Phnom Penh Tower in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower by FHAMS

Guests can choose from a variety of different room sizes, the smallest of which are contained within a row of tiny wooden huts.

Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower by FHAMS

"The main design [feature] in the hotel is the smallest room, which only has five square metres and looks like a house," explains Fukumoto in the movie via a translator, which was filmed at Inside Festival 2014.

Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower by FHAMS

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.

Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower by FHAMS

"Most of the rooms have big windows and you get to enjoy the view of the city," Fukumoto says.

Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower by FHAMS

FHAMS also designed the hotel's bar and restaurant, which is separated into distinct zones. Guests can choose to eat in a formal restaurant area, or more causal arrangements of sofas, chairs and booths.

Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower by FHAMS

"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."

Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower by FHAMS

Inside Festival took place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 1 to 3 October. Award entries for next year's festival are open from February 2015.

We've been publishing interviews with all the category winners from this year's event over the last few weeks. You can watch all the movies below.