chinese studios 3andwich design and he wei studio capture everyday moments of rural life in drawings, which are then translated into the design of a guesthouse complex in xin country, henan, on the hinterland of china’s dabie mountains. b garden focuses on agro-tourism and aims to incorporate activities such as farming, creative agricultural product making, climbing and meditation.

3andwich design and he wei studio interpret drawings of rural china into architecture

all photos courtesy of jin weiqi and zhou meng

 

 

a crucial part of the dabie mountains outdoor campground park, the complex includes guest rooms, a cafe, a teahouse and an auditorium that can be used for public gatherings and training programs, as well as a meditation space. the architects believe that the most attractive part of chinese traditional architecture is the relationship among houses, courtyards and paths and thus functions are intertwined and connected by multilayered pathways. intimate courtyards of different spatial features are intersecting buildings, while complex, and even hidden, paths encourage visitors to find their own way around the site. the main material of the building is red brick, commonly used during the 1980s. terrazzo floors and exposed material in the interior’s walls add to the pastoral sense the designers wanted to evoke.

3andwich design and he wei studio interpret drawings of rural china into architecture
a drawing of breakfast time and its translation into the design

 

3andwich design and he wei studio interpret drawings of rural china into architecture
tea picking activities

 

3andwich design and he wei studio interpret drawings of rural china into architecture
tea manufacturing process

 

3andwich design and he wei studio interpret drawings of rural china into architecture
the tea tasting ritual

 

3andwich design and he wei studio interpret drawings of rural china into architecture
apprenticing

 


meditation area

 

3andwich design and he wei studio interpret drawings of rural china into architecture
moon admiring activities

 

3andwich design and he wei studio interpret drawings of rural china into architecture
night whispering translated into the guest bedrooms

 

3andwich design and he wei studio interpret drawings of rural china into architecture
the view to guestrooms from water level

 

3andwich design and he wei studio interpret drawings of rural china into architecture
aerial photo of b garden

 

3andwich design and he wei studio interpret drawings of rural china into architecture
plan of the guesthouse complex

 

project info:

 


design studio: 
3andwich design / he wei studio
principal architect: he wei design
designer team: chen long, li qiang, zhao zhuoran, song ke, wang lingzhe, huang shilin
project name: b garden
location: xin county, xinyang city, henan province
type: guesthouse complex
building area: 920 sqm

 

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