I.C.O.N. continues its collaboration with the Daiwa Roynet business hotel chain. This time, we worked for Kyoto, in close collaboration with the architect Azusa Sekkei. The lighting design accompagnies their architectural design with subtle insertion of Japanese aesthetics and inspirations.
For example, the variation of colors of the light scenario of the facade is inspired by the kimono color combinations from the noble culture in the capital Kyoto (VII to X century). We also had a role of adviser for interior spaces, and also designer of some new lamps.
For the suite rooms, original light furnitures were manufactured by the famous Italian brand FLOS. A floor stand lamp and a table lamp convinced the team: their hexagonal shape that comes from a traditional Japanese motif deemed to bring good luck; materials and textiles that match to interior design; and technology "tunable white" that allows a variation of white tones and intensity at the customer's choice; the alliance of comfort and design.
On the facade, a light scenario gives life to the building and the anchor in the city, by a digital slow rise of energy, diagonally, from the station square to the sky. The color combinations are inspired by tradition, a long studied aestheticism. Three modes are proposed, always in coherence with the seasons: a discreet alternation between warm and cold white, a soft but colorful mode with 3 tones of the same color, a festive mode in 3 colors (always with a subtle movement). These three modalities will be used according to the calendar such as week-ends and national holidays.
During the day, no device is visible, they are fully integrated into the architectural details.
: Daiwa Royal
Project Team : Azusa Sekkei Architects
Dates : 2017-2019
Construction Cost : NC
Surface : 1400 m2
Business hotel construction
Exterior architectural lighting design and interior lighting consultation