Hotel Kyotology

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Hospitality Architecture
Firm LocationTokyo, Japan
Project locationKyoto, Japan
CompanyCosmos More, GENETO Architects
Lead ArchitectCosmos More Co.,Ltd./GENETO Architects
Design Team Cosmos More Co.,Ltd.:Naoto Doi / GENETO Architects Office: Koji Yamanaka, Mitsuteru Nakada, Asako Yamashita

Creating a hotel which reflects the essence of real Kyoto was one of our motivation. As the number of hotel room has increased 400% since 2012 that majorities are focused more on its capacity which did not have the local culture nor history. Therefore we felt an urge to create a place where tourists can experience traditional accommodation of Kyoto with the locals. By creating with the locals, the hotel activates the local economic system which neighbours was looking for. Intertwining exterior and interior especially placing inner garden in every room makes this brand established.