Gold Key – Hotel Luxury
The Highlights: This “Mountain House,” from the large to the small details, is the embodiment of timeless Kyoto culture and the historic landscape of wood-built Higashiyama, known for its traditional pottery stores, tea houses, and restaurants. Warm wood tones and lighting frame the lobby, and a see-through fireplace anchors and divides public spaces. In guestrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows give the appearance structures are floating through the trees and help to bring nature inside.
Design Firm: tonychi, New York and Takenaka Corporation, Tokyo | Client and Architecture: Takenaka Corporation, Tokyo | Purchasing Firm: Takenaka | Asahi Corporation, Osaka, Japan | Architectural Materials: Fujiwara Chemical Co., Ltd.; IshinoTile Industry Co., LTD; Kitamura Corporation; Nikko Sash Co., Ltd.; Otsuka Ohmi Ceramics Co., Ltd.; Sawakichi Co., Ltd.; Shikoku Chemicals Corporation; YKK AP Inc. | Art & Accessories: Asahi Corporation; Cross Link Corporation; TAK Property Inc. | Audio/Visual & Electronics: JATO Co., Ltd. | Bath & Spa: METOS Inc. | Fabrics: Kvadrat Japan; MANAS TRADING INC.PRETERIOR TEXTILE Inc. | Floorcoverings: Daiken Corporation; Showa Yotal; Suminoe Co.; Takao Stone Co.; Yabashi Marble Co. | Furniture: Asahi Corporation; Cross Link Corporation; PLUS Corporation | Lighting: Daiko Electric Co., Ltd.; Iris Ohyama Inc. | Signage: Bikosha Inc. | Surfacing Materials: Fujiwara Chemical Co., Ltd.; ISETAN MITSUKOSHI PROPERTY DESIGN LTD.; J.FRONT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Co., Ltd.; KISOARTECH Co., Ltd.; Takashimaya Space Create Co., Ltd. | Wallcoverings: Lintec Sign System Inc.; Preterior Textile; Sumitomo 3M Ltd. | Window Treatments: Navio Inc. | Photo: Nacása & Partners