“Candeo Hotels Kyoto Karasuma Rokkaku” and “Prince Smart Inn Kyoto Sanjo”, designed by GARDE Awarded in “16th International Design Awards”!

The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote exceptional design visionaries and discover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design worldwide.
The evaluation process for entries to the IDA is based on various judging criteria, constantly adapting to new creative, technical, social, economic and ecological requirements.

In such 16th International Design Awards, “Candeo Hotels Kyoto Karasuma Rokkaku” and “Prince Smart Inn Kyoto Sanjo” received the award.

Here is an overview of the entries for each project.

Candeo Hotels Kyoto Karasuma Rokkaku
Category:Interior design/ Renovation
Concept:The design concept is to compare the preciousness of a very valuable traditional building,  Banke residence itself, to the brilliance of a jewel, with glittering decorations reminiscent of bijou (jewels) in key places. These glittering decorations are modern interpretations of traditional Kyoto crafts and ornaments, and are that which will adorn the new color scheme of the Banke residence. In order to achieve a design that blends and harmonizes with the surrounding environment, which has many historical buildings and historical aspects, we utilized the straight lines that are characteristic of Japanese-style architecture, while combining travertine colors and warm pink and bronze details in the patterns. The result is an unexpected space with a Western design.

Prince Smart Inn Kyoto Sanjo
Category:Interior design/ Hotels & Resorts
Concept: The design theme for the main space is “learning from the past”. By mixing inorganic and modern industrial materials such as concrete and deck plates with materials and furnishings such as bare lighting and big tables made of old lumber that have been milled for over 100 years, the space expresses warmth and nostalgia for the long passage of time that Kyoto has nurtured, as well as a future that allows and develops the newness that Kyoto has to offer.This is expressed from the way one approaches the building. As you pass through the facade, which is a modern arrangement of a traditional machiya (townhouse), we have devised a way to heighten the sense of anticipation for this hotel by installing “noren,” which gently controls the light and visibility from outside.

GARDE enters several national and international awards each year, with the aim of spreading the word about the excellence of its space and design, even after the property design has been completed.

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