IDPA Japan Design Award

International Design Pioneer Award
International Design Pioneer Award

Akariby HILTON

by odd (okamoto deguchi design)

Project Description

“Itadakimasu” we are saying before starting to have a meal. It expresses the gratitude for all life which will become our food. The greatest luxury is to have ingredients in season, which are gifts from the earth: consisting of water, fire, soil, wood and metal. For Japanese cuisine: tasting of the ingredient itself without excessive seasoning, it is the most important to find and gather the seasonal ingredients. In the oriental world including Japan, according to the lunar phase, we have measured the timing of harvesting, fishing and hunting. Therefore, the moon gives more influence on the oriental lifestyle than the sun. This restaurant “Akari”, opened in Hilton Hotel, Guiyang CHINA, presents the gratitude our mother land and the moon. The five PDRs are subject to water, fire, earth, wood and metal with moon-like dimming lighting.
The façade expresses the reverence to the force and aesthetic shape created by nature. The rough rocks are applied without excessive processing. The part of the stone wall is pivot-able.
The diagonally-arranged planning in the rectangular space of PDRs, sushi counter and Teppanyaki counter makes the gap, which become small interior garden and keep the PDR privacy.
The warm color and material used in this fire-themed PDR.
The odd-shape polar brick, on the back wall of the sushi counter. By means of the Kumiko-like wood screen in front, the multiple-layers create a sense of depth and privacy for customers.By making slits between a cloak, display and walls, it achieved to reduce the feeling of pressure.
Project :Akariby HILTON
Designer: odd / Keizo Okamoto, Tsutomu Deguchi, Wang Langxu
Lightig Designer: HDA / MAKIKO ISHIOKA
Area:286 sqm
Open: 2022Nov.

odd (okamoto deguchi design)

The development of media technology largely influences in changing our human activities.
We can communicate with others on the other side of the globe in an instant. It realizes global communication or virtual traveling on the internet, enabling us to understand different culture and their society from any places in the world. As well, in the real world, we can easily experience different culture in the metropolitan cities. The persistence of the single culture is not accepted on this situation.
Mutual understanding is one of most important abilities these days. We believe that design should be reflected from present human activities and their environment. We appreciate their original culture on the process of design. However, in such a multi-cultural society, the design reflected directly from classic culture is not appropriate. We would like to pursue the contemporary interpretation of their culture by challenging to apply new technology and method through the urban, architectural and interior design project.
odd  received AD 100 award "100 top architecture and design talents in China" in 2015, 2017 and 2019,in 2020 ,odd shortlisted restaurant&bar design awards,recived CHINA INTERIOR DESIGN ANNUAL TOP 100.  Many projects were published in well-known interior magazines 'Interior Design", "AD" ,"ElleDecoration" and " Better Homes and Gardens", and on design website "Designboom" ,:yinji” "Cool Hunting" and "gooood"

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