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THE THOUSAND KYOTO

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Hospitality Architecture
Firm LocationOsaka, Japan
CompanyTOHATA ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS, INC.
Lead ArchitectYusuke Kushimoto
Design TeamKinya Sasamura, Orie Matsumori, Yusuke Kushimoto, Takuro Higashi, TOHATA ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS,INC. + Ryuichiro Imasaka, Tao Tanaka, Saori Nakamura, ILYA CORPORATION + Hisakazu Fujita, Kazuhiro Kawamura, Atsushi Mitsui, sola associates + Yusuke Seki, YUSUKE SEKI studio + Satoshi Nohmi, Takeshi Kamiya, Yoshitaka Kokaji, TAKENAKA CORPORATION
ClientKeihan Hotels & Resorts Co.,Ltd.

This brand-new hotel has been built near Kyoto Station, with a design concept of “Comfort Minimalism”. We cherish “Story of Light”, “Story of Niwa (garden)” and “Story of Omotenashi (hospitality)”, based on the wisdom of Kyoto and Japanese aesthetics. The guests feel nature in the internal lobby. We embody a concept of “In Praise of Shadows”, in which light and shadow and the static and dynamic are united harmoniously. The garden chapel is full of natural light and nestles in the warmth and soft glow of the surrounding woods. We create an environment in which all three stories can be felt in each space.