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2021

Award,News

2021.11.16

"ALL DAY DINING LOUNGE /BAR Primrose at Karuizawa Prince Hotel West" won the KUKAN DESIGN AWARD Longlist.

“ALL DAY DINING LOUNGE /BAR Primrose at Karuizawa Prince Hotel West”, which we were involved in, won the KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2021 Longlist.

The KUKAN DESIGN AWARD https://kukan.design/en

Longlist:https://kukan.design/en/longlist_genre/b-05/h

 

Photo:Forward Stroke Inc.

Recruit

2021.11.02

Job Openings

1: Profession – Interior Designer

2: Qualification requirement – More than 5years career

3: Job description – Hotel interior design (urban and resort) interior deign

4: Treat – Contract employee or Permanent employee. Once a year salary increasement, summer and winter bonus and social insurance include.

5: Saturday, Sunday and Public holiday Day off

6: Contact – send us your CV and portfolio via mail to below address:

 

Address: 6th floor Shin-Onarimon Building 6-17-19

Shinbashi Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0004 Japan

Kanko Kikaku Sekkeisha

Attention: Mr. Hiroyuki Suzuki

Tel: 03-6430-9012

hiro_suzuki@kkstokyo.co.jp

Award,News,Publication

2021.10.15

Nominated for the ANDREW MARTIN INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Our design for “The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama” was nominated for the ANDREW MARTIN INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD.

https://www.andrewmartin.co.uk/design-awards

It is published in ANDREW MARTIN INTERIOR DESIGN REVIEW Vol 25.

https://www.andrewmartin.co.uk/homeware/books/ami-design-review-book-25

 

Photo:Forward Stroke Inc.

News

2021.10.06

Karuizawa Prince Hotel West

Design Concept

 

With the reconstruction and expansion of the aging restaurants in the west area of Prince Grand Resort Karuizawa, the renewal of the existing buildings, beloved by many through the years, was in response to the increasing demand for better Meeting, Incentive travel, convention and Exhibition Event (MICE) Facilities.

 

The grand concept being “Nature Link – Connecting both with and to Nature, envisaged as a new all-season type of resort, some of the large existing chestnut trees on site were reused as a major building material for the renewal featuring the 100-year-old memories related to the site as an informal reminder upon welcoming the guests to the new facilities. In the same manner, many of the other materials incorporated were characteristically “Karuizawa” in essence with new terraces using Asama stone and local larch pine from Nagano prefecture introduced to connect the various zones in continuity as well as creating a seamless boundary between the outside and the inside.

 

All-Day-Dining and Lounge bar named “Primrose”, reflects the four seasons in Karuizawa,  with the large open indoor space divided into areas of “Spring”, “Summer”, and “Autumn to Winter” according to their sub-themes in color gradually changing in scheme whist giving a sense of unity. Yet again the aged timber and newly installed color glass partitions discretely separate each space, creating a natural atmosphere in each area. The showcase kitchen at “Peach Lee” in the Chinese restaurant, clad in large Anji stone, the sub-theme is based on Karuizawa’s gentle terrain, and the strength of earth with artwork displayed representing wild flowers blooming in Karuizawa plateau to evoke the charm of seasonal colors in nature at Karuizawa. On the other hand, the large public bath in the hot spring building has a large opening to picture frame the majestic Mt. Momiji in the background seen from the hot spring, while relaxing and enjoying a dip under the maple leaves that turn red in autumn.

News

2021.09.02

Hyatt Regency Shanghai Songjiang

Location  

Songjiang is surrounded by Huangpu River, which flows from Dianshan Lake, one of the water villages in Jiangnan, and is home to countless historical waterways.  

 The site is located as a horseshoe-shaped district in a new development area, which is expected to become the new core for Songjiang area. The horseshoe-shaped green park and the lake park with its widened waterways are located in close proximity to Guangfu Lin Road, being developed in unison with this project to create a wonderful environment.  

Overall layout plan  

The new Hyatt Regency Hotel facing the lake park on the south side and the shopping mall aligned along Guangfu Lin Road on north, comprises shopping and hotel banquet halls on the west side, with the office tower located on the east side.  

 Concept  

The image of the building is based on a sailing ship passing through the waterway.  

The tower facade is made of glass curtain walls to blend in with the shimmering surface of water on the lake, and the side elevations made of vertical metal ribs resemble a waterfall from the sky.  

  • The hotel’s lobby lounge, restaurant, banquet facilities, guest rooms, swimming pool, gym, and other public facilities are located close to the water’s edgeand offer spectacular views of the lake and the green horseshoe park. 
  • The hotel will be used by visitorsas a luxury waterfront destinationin the new development zone, with its prestigious architecture and landscape designed in an integrated manner. 

News

2021.07.16

The Westin Miyako Kyoto Spa Renovation

The hotel having been established 130 years ago, has a very long history in retaining much of the spirit of architect, Togo Murano’s elegant and graceful design. The theme for this hotel’s major renovation, which began in 2018, is ‘Queen of Elegance’, including the final areas of this particular renovation is the existing indoor pool and the guest rooms on the upper floors to be integrated into a spa and spa facility. The site is located in Nanzenji area near a group of villas on the hillside east of central Kyoto, where pioneering cultural figures of the time in the Meiji era moved to as their retreat destination. Additional, Nanzenji Temple itself also boasts an elegantly Western-oriented design of the Waterway Pavilion (Suido-kaku ) built in the same era. As such the main design theme this time round has also incorporated western oriented designs as its main motif with natural landscape set as the backdrop to depict the mountain ridges seen from the slope on the site. The water from the Biwako Sosui Canal, which was drawn from this pavilion, is still partially used in the existing hotel today, making it a very familiar and unique feature to of the hotel and the new spa facility also has a semi-open-air bath that new which connected directly to the nature outside. For the renovation of the former guest room floor, where the new spa reception is located, , we focused mainly on not making the limited ceiling height to be so impactful but instead making it feel more grand in essence . The entire interior is wood-grained to evoke a sense of natural healing and of luxury. From the entrance lobby, a large staircase leads down to the lower floor, where the drinks lounge is located along with changing rooms both male and female further down the passage. The theme colors of the men’s and women’s changing rooms are separated by the seasonal colours of the maple, “tokomidori,” in green and “tokomomiji” in red respectively with polished black floor to mimic the reflection seen on the Japanese lacquered floors at Ruriko-Temple in Kyoto, where similarly seasonal changes to the foliage are indeed reflected by the lustrous floor in early summer and autumn. The interior of the hot spring baths are also boldly curved to express the elegance and beauty of nature. In the semi-open-air bath, the form of a waterway pavilion is placed on the wall, and the pond and plants outside the bath are effectively incorporated to create a space where one can feel a sense of unity with the surrounding landscape.

Award,News

2021.06.26

Yokohama Bay Court Club Hotel & Spa Resort / The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama wins THE LUMEN WEST AWARDS 2021

Ild (Integrade Lighting Design), a lighting design company, won THE LUMEN WEST AWARDS 2021, a lighting award held by IES (Illuminating Engineering Society), a lighting engineering society based in New York, USA.

 

THE LUMEN WEST AWARDS 2021 https://lumenwest2021.com/

ild(Integrade Lighting Design) http://www.integratedltgdesign.com/index.php

IES(Illuminating Engineering Society)  https://www.ies.org

 

Photo:Forward Stroke Inc.

Award,News

2021.06.24

AHEAD ASIA 2021

The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama by KKS Group, has been nominated for the final selection under “Event Spaces” category at the global design award, “AHEAD ASIA 2021” sponsored by the British hotel hospitality design magazine “SLEEPER”.

https://www.aheadawards.com/asia/2021/shortlist

News,Publication

2021.01.26

Published in web magazine TECTURE MUG

The following works of our company were published in the web magazine TECTURE MUG.

Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora

https://mag.tecture.jp/project/20210120-hotel-indigo-hakone-gora/

CERULEAN TOWER TOKYU HOTEL Executive floor

https://mag.tecture.jp/project/20210126-cerulean-tower-tokyu-hotel/