Architecture Tadao Ando designed the first W hotel in Japan to officially open. The cool interior under the minimalist appearance!


Backstage reply “design theory” day station you will push a design story 365 days, 365 classic sentences, only updated once a day, oh, March 16, the first W hotel in Japan officially opened! Wosaka, which opened in Osaka, Japan, is located in Osaka Shinsaibashi

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The building is designed by Tadao Ando

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Osaka is also the city where Tadao Ando lives and works

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▸ the hotel’s opening site is now cut

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The whole hotel building is a cuboid with 27 floors

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The dark facade looks like a mineral crystal, which is extremely eye-catching against the background of the surrounding buildings

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The design concept of the seemingly simple facade is “to wrap the colorful interior decoration under the minimalist appearance”

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This design is also a tribute to the Edo era of Japan

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It is said that the shogunate in the Edo era prohibited excessive luxury, so Osaka businessmen at that time were not extravagant in appearance, but extravagant in private

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The design of the hotel is an interpretation of the mood of Osaka businessmen in the Edo era

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The entrance of the hotel is designed as a retreat design, and the upper facade is decorated with W-shaped metal facing

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Simple glass curtain wall local concave changes, breaking the founder of the modeling design

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At night, the purplish red light comes out from the inside, and the “W” sign standing at the entrance is more shining under the rendering of the light

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Interior design for the Dutch interior design company concrete, concrete design studio has designed a novel and unique W hotel in London and Verbier W hotel

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When you enter the hotel, you must first step into a gorgeous tunnel

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The tunnel design inspiration comes from the traditional Japanese paper-cut and origami art

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When you walk in the tunnel, you can feel different dynamic effects with the constant changes of location and light color

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The overall design is completely different from the low-key and simple architecture

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·Lobby · the lobby is coming out of the tunnel

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The simple and fashionable design shows the logic and value orientation of W Hotel “not catering to the trend, but creating the trend”

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The front desk is very fashionable in style and lighting

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The ceiling is designed with diamond cutting, which is also the symbolic visual element of W hotel

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·Chaotang · this is the social center chaotang (W hotel’s innovative interpretation of the traditional hotel lobby)

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The designer has skillfully integrated Japanese minimalism with urban prosperous life, bringing strong visual impact to people in terms of color and lighting

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A revolving crimson stage is placed in the center of the lobby bar

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Japanese lantern shaped lamps

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The leisure seats placed everywhere in chaotang make a transition from blue to yellow, red to purple in color

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The top of the chandelier has vertical and horizontal, or ring, or curved lamp belt design is also very personalized

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Animal sculptures and ornaments placed in the lobby

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Unique hotel logo

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Room design ▸ the price of an ordinary room for one night is about 41000-49000 yen (about 2500-3000 yuan)

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There are 337 rooms in the hotel, with a total of 7 room types, including cozy, wonderful, spectral, fantastic, marvelous, wow and extreme wow on the top floor

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All rooms are decorated with bright colors and simple lines, implementing w’s fashion style

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Extreme wow top floor suite is the most expensive one in the hotel

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It costs 1 million yen (about 60000) to stay one night

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The room area is 200 square meters and the floor height is 5.4m

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It has a living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom inside, just like a residence

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The bathroom next to the bedroom has a 1.9m wide circular chrome plated steel bathtub, inspired by the champagne bucket

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There is also a DJ desk in the room, which is the first hotel room with such facilities in Japan

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It is very suitable for Chaozhou people! DJ

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The dining room and kitchen of the guest room

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Open the wardrobe and use the wallpaper designed by pixel art group Eboy as the back panel of the wardrobe, which depicts the famous landmarks in Osaka

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The design of the wall lamp is inspired by the paper fan, which is full of harmony

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The color matching of the bathroom is mainly black and white and gray, and the design of guiding circle is selected for the basin, bathtub and make-up mirror

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Hotel rooms use simple lines to outline a sense of fashion simplicity, large area of French windows also bring a very good vision, floor type TV with Futon cushion, there is no visual obstruction of furniture

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Standard room bathroom

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▸ finished photos ▸ renderings supporting facilities the hotel has the same rich and colorful decoration as other facilities

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First of all, let’s talk about the restaurant, which is managed by the chef who once won the Michelin star

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The design inspiration comes from the French style restaurant

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The glass ball chandelier on the top floats on the dining table

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The falling screen curtain on the outside creates the undulating wave feeling and diffuses the light of the restaurant

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It is extremely soft and beautiful

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The banquet hall covers an area of 390 square meters

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Modern technology can be used to change the lighting color of the scene and increase the dining atmosphere

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It can also transform itself into a fashion show when needed

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This design also reflects the unique concept of W Hotel: life is the stage

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The hotel also has DIY cocktail bar “wmixbar” for all guest rooms, where guests can make their own cocktail

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Hidden in the corner of the hotel is a sushi restaurant called “ukiyoe”

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There are only 10 seats in the sushi restaurant

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The guests sit side by side in front of the dining table

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The background is a work specially made by artist lokjansen

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It depicts a mysterious underwater scene

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Designed by YASUMICHI Morita, a famous Japanese interior designer, and seitaro Kuroda, an artist born in Osaka, Teppanyaki Mydo integrates Osaka’s culture, history and customs

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▸ renderings ▸ finished photos custom cutlery with “W” logo creates a sense of stacking art

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The swimming pool is paved with blue and gray granite to divide the “wet” swimming pool area

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The ceiling design echoes the shape of the swimming pool, and the fashionable RGB LED light band is embedded

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These constantly changing neon colors fully show the urban life and Japanese romance of Osaka

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▸ finish the drink bar by the pool

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Pool rest area

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What + welcomer is always a brand-new way of life

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It’s not an exception to combine the spirit of what + welcomer with the spirit of Osaka

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