Keio Prelia Hotel

PrizeShortlist in Architecture, Honorable Mention in Architecture
ArtistSenior designer Yoshihiro YAMAMOTO
Design TeamSenior designer Yoshihiro YAMAMOTO, Designer Satoshi OHASHI, Designer Yoshimasa TOYAMA
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In this hotel, we reinterpreted in contemporary ways various motifs symbolizing Kyoto to create a scene of beginning that will be engraved in the hearts of guests. The lattice behind the front desk revives Japanese traditional techniques for the present time in acrylic and hinoki cedar. Hybrids of solid natural wood and foil are transformed into works of art. Plates transfer graphics of Kyoto's mountains to cloth, creating sliding screens with a modern flair. By expressing Japanese traditional aesthetics in modern ways, we have created a space that is unique.

Originally established as the interior design department of NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD, Nikken Space Design (NSD) has more than 60 years of experience in the field. As a part of the Nikken group since 1994, NSD now works not only with Nikken Sekkei but is also in partnership with various architects and artists. With 60 highly experienced designers, NSD is currently working on numerous design projects for Japanese and international clients. NSD’s wide range of projects covers interior design for hotels, high–rise offices, retail complexes, hospitals, educational institutions, restaurants, shops.