A new resort hotel “EPICHARIS” is now opened at Shinwakanoura in Wakayama city, on the concept of “offering a dreamlike time and location as a resort in Greece, experience of open your body and heart, take you away from daily life”. It is a five-story building made of reinforced concrete based around the color white, all 28 guest rooms provide a panoramic view of sea at Wakanoura.
Our corresponding area is a restaurant at the hotel.
To fully utilizing its location on the coast, we planned to add some originality based on white coloring as its Greece resort concept.
The name of restaurant “KALOS OCEAN” is coined word of Greek and English means beautiful ocean. Brass plates with a thickness of 0.1mm are bended by hand and finished by clear coating, put it on the ceiling to express beautiful sparkling ocean at the restaurant. In clear weather, the ocean reflected the sunshine, then the reflected light shines “the brass plates ocean”, illuminates the restaurant. A fantastic and dramatic atmosphere is created by the reflection and also feel like being outside along the coast.
In private room, tables for maximum 8 people and a big mantelpiece are placed. Thanks to the LED candle lights at eye level together with the electric fireplace, this candle room take the guests away from a daily life, and give them a healing space.
Design: Hajime Yoshimoto / VOIGER
Photographer: Seiryo Yamada