京都四季酒店落户于日本保存最完整的古都之一，周围宫殿庭园及寺庙神社林立。酒店室内设计公司 Hirsch Bedner Associates（HBA）为酒店打造的室内装潢，已于2016年10月15日开业。酒店共有110间客房、13间套房（包括1间总统套房）及57间公寓。匠心独运的设计以800年历史的池庭为重心，巧妙融合现代主义风格和日本传统建筑美学，成功将酒店塑造成宁谧雅致的世外桃源，带宾客走进自然。
Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the world’s leading hospitality interior design firm, has completed the highly-anticipated design of the new Four Seasons Kyoto, opening October 15, 2016, located within one of the best-preserved historic cities, with intact palaces, gardens, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. The Four Seasons Kyoto features 110 standard rooms, 12 suites, one presidential suite and 57 condo unites. Designed to be a haven of quiet dignity and discreet expression, the Four Seasons Kyoto’s design narrative was carefully planned surrounding the 800-year-old Ikeniwa Pond, inviting guests to engage with nature through its blueprint. A rich model of modernism resonates throughout the hotel while carefully maintain traditional Japanese conceptions of architecture.
▼ 位于日本京都的四季酒店，宁静雅致的世外桃源，new Four Seasons Kyoto is designed to be a quiet destination of discreet expression
“This project made many demands of our design team: the proximity to the culturally sensitive Imahie Jingū Shrine, The Kyoto National Museum, the protected Ikeniwa Pond and the exacting standards of the Four Seasons Hotels team. Our team brought all these influences together and created a design tour de force sitting harmoniously between tradition and modernity, simplicity and luxury. Working with a talented team of artisans and artists, we are proud to have played our role in creating a new landmark in Japan’s hospitality landscape.”
—HBA Co-CEO, Ian Carr
▼ 酒店的室内与传统庭院的结合，The scene of the patio could be seen everywhere in the hotel
“The essence of the lobby lies in its simplicity and generosity of its gestures. The harmonious integration of space and environment lends to the importance of the site’s context – the pond. Large discreet spaces of respite and dramatic linear views to the pond and beyond dictate the lobby space – the design orchestrates a sense a simple elegance, sensuality and discovery that reveals a further focal point to the pond.”
▼ 酒店入口，The Lobby and Lounge
▼ 大堂休息区，Lobby and Lounge
A personal space inspired by tranquillity, the rooms at the Four Seasons Kyoto reflect the characteristics of a traditional Japanese house. The quiet and elegantly simple lines of wooden slats greet guests upon entering the space is enhanced by the deliberate shadows cast by light that sheds through. Fusuma screens decorated with artwork by local echo artists further celebrate the culture. The view to the outdoor sanctuary is framed by oak wood architrave that acts as a center point, immersing guests in Kyoto’s heritage. Traditional tatami was implemented in a modern way to preserve and respect Kyoto’s tradition by adding a Japanese pattern motif. A vibrant purple hue is used throughout the design, providing a stately and royal context for the country. Natural edge-carved oak wood flooring enhances the natural Japanese imperial villa experience. Restrooms are a luxurious space for guests to immerse themselves in the calming, soothing effects of water inspired by the pond. Decorative vertical stone walls and a luxurious rain shower create an oasis for guests to relax, simulating a waterfall within a bamboo forest.
▼ 每间客房都有独特的景观，Each Guestroom has a unique View
▼ 客房的城市景观，Guestroom that enjoys the City View
▼ 面向竹林的客房，Guestroom facing to the Bamboo Garden
▼ 连接着庭院的房间，Guestroom connected to the patio
▼ 总统套房，Presidential Guestroom
Inspired by the natural movement of swaying bamboo leaves, the wedding chapel evokes an emotional response that offers an engaging relationship with nature. The design works to embrace the context between nature and the purity of spaces by framing the views and enveloping the interiors with motifs of bamboo leaves. The undulating structure envelopes around the space, while glass windows provide a frame for the soaring and sunlit spaces.
▼ 结婚礼堂，Wedding Chapel
Designed to be the gateway to celebration, the staircase offers a modern architectural form – the fusion of contemporary design with traditional skills. The form of the staircase contrasted by the softness of the traditional washi paper partitions create a characteristic Japanese space that is soft and luminous. Locally sourced washi paper specially designed by local artisan Eriko Horiki, who uses traditional methods in creating traditional Japanese paper, gives an ambient atmosphere through the textures of shadows created by light filtering though. Complemented by the gentle sounds of the trickling water feature, the staircase draws guests to move about the space.
Acting as a theatrical expression of seasons, nature and celebration, the ballroom walls are adorned with locally sourced tapestries and artwork that references delicate bamboo leaves. The show kitchen, designed as a tea house, sits within the space and enhances the traditional Japanese experience with refined design touches. Carpet flooring reflects the pond in another exercise in paying subtle homage to Kyoto’s environment.
▼ 宴会厅外的走廊，Corridor outside the Ballroom
The Spa at Four Seasons Kyoto is a haven of Kyo no Iyashi, meaning ‘Kyoto healing’ and features seven treatment and wellness-technology rooms, including a VIP couples’ spa suite. Roji path stepping stones to a waterfall cascading from a stone bridge usher guests into an oasis of calm and tranquility. The dramatic indoor swimming pool takes its design form from the pond, while a series of Japanese pavilions invite guests to lounge in an intimate setting.
▼ 水疗中心的接待处，Spa Reception
▼ 理疗室，Spa Room
Bringing the outdoors and pond to the interior, the pool seamlessly adapts with every season to evoke a constant, yet ever-changing emotion with guests. The serene indoor swimming pool takes its design form through poetry, reflecting the Japanese way of contemplation, of viewing the moon framed and engaged through a pavilion setting, serving as a portal to the sanctuary beyond.
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