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Kasho Gyoen Hotel in Hokkaido

Luxury Accommodation Building in Japan – design by Hiramoto Design Studio

6 Dec 2019

Award for Kasho Gyoen Hotel in Hokkaido

Hiramoto Design Studio have received “Best Hotel Interior in Asia Pacific” by International Property Awards for this project.

21 Oct 2018

Kasho Gyoen Hotel

Architects: Hiramoto Design Studio

Location: 857, Jozankei, Minami-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 061-2301 Japan

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Total interior design solution for a hotel located within a National Park in Hokkaido, including lobby, restaurant, bar, guest rooms and connecting corridors, etc.

Kasho Gyoen Hotel in Hokkaido

The brief also covered graphic and sign design, artworks and interior features using local materials and crafts. Consideration of the natural setting was important.

Kasho Gyoen Hotel in Hokkaido Japan

Kasho Gyoen Hotel in Japan

With an area of around one hectare, the site is located within Shikotsu-Toya National Park in Hokkaido. Near the site there is a renowned hot spring village Jozankei Onsen.

Kasho Gyoen Hotel in Hokkaido

The site is about 10 minutes’ drive from there, standing alone in the mountains and you can appreciate the unique Hokkaido landscape. On his first visit to the site, architect Hideyuki Hiramoto felt a bit fearful at the power of nature. So the beginning point of the concept idea was this fear. Hideyuki Hiramoto wanted to turn this feeling from fear into delight.

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Creating a balance between keeping a rustic feel, whilst being luxurious for guests, was challenging. Giving the hotel a unique feel, through both the interior design and branding, was important as a way of drawing people to this remote area.

Kasho Gyoen Hotel

Hideyuki Hiramoto tried to design not only a beautiful modern space which would be acceptable to urban people, but also a natural rustic space where one can feel the uniqueness of this site. The architect had researched some materials and crafts produced locally and in Hokkaido, and then I brought these influences together in a modern spatial design.

Luxury Accommodation Building in Hokkaido

Architect Hideyuki Hiramoto felt that using local materials was an important point, so he researched some materials produced around the site and in Hokkaido such as Sapporo Soft Stone from a mine near the site and Oak and Ash wood which are symbolic wild trees in Hokkaido. These natural and rustic textures helped to make the space that can only be in existence just here. Recalling this concept “A Secret Villa In Unexplored Regions”. Hideyuki Hiramoto hopes that the guest will experience the original Hokkaido nature whilst retaining a relaxed mood. In the center of the lobby there is a centerpiece, consisting of an open hearth using Sapporo Soft Stone from near the site, inspired by “IRORI” which is a feature in Japanese traditional houses.

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As in traditional Japanese houses, the space around the fireplace provides a welcome/talking/drinking/relaxing environment. This space is located slightly lower than floor level, so a guest can feel calm in the space. The guest can also see through towards the pond as they enter the lobby.

Kasho Gyoen Hotel in Hokkaido

Kasho Gyoen Hotel, Hokkaido – Building Information

Function: Hotel 23 rooms, Lobby, Restaurant, Bar, Shop, Lounge, Beauty Salon, and Floating Terrace
Location: 857, Jozankei, Minami-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 061-2301 Japan
Total Floor Area: 2,912 sqm
Client: Hamano Hotels Inc.
Designer: Hideyuki Hiramoto (Designer / Architect)
Design Firm: Hiramoto Design Studio (Architectural design studio)
Construction: MORINAGA Co.,Ltd.

Kasho Gyoen Hotel in Hokkaido

Photography: Koji Fujii / Nacása&Partners Inc

Kasho Gyoen Hotel in Hokkaido images / information received 211018

Location: Hokkaido, Japan

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