in china’s anhui province, bengo studio has constructed a tree house hotel that comprises a series of stacked timber volumes. measuring a total area of 120 square meters, the scheme contains two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living room, all connected with a spiral staircase. the uppermost storey has been designed as a ‘landscape room’ that offers sweeping views across the surrounding forest.

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all images by chen hao

 

 

located 33 kilometers (20 miles) west of xiuning county, the ‘qiyunshan tree house’ has been designed by bengo studio, a shanghai-based practice established in 2011. elevated above the forest floor, an enclosed glass corridor leads inside the hotel. from here, guests can either descend to a bedroom and bathroom below, or take the staircase to the spaces above where the remainder of the timber boxes fan out around the central core.

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the tree house hotel comprises a series of stacked timber volumes

 

 

the next level contains another bedroom, before visitors find the scheme’s primary living accommodation in the form of a lounge. the ‘landscape room’ is contained within the uppermost storey, offering guests a carefully framed view of the rural terrain. a number of the volumes also have accessible roofs, culminating in the highest deck, which ensures panoramic views across the scenic setting.

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the project measures a total area of 120 square meters

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the scheme contains two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living room

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the entrance to the building

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an enclosed glass corridor leads inside the hotel

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the elevated bedroom appears suspended within the trees

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the uppermost storey offers sweeping views across the surrounding forest

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a number of the volumes also have accessible roofs

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the hotel gently illuminated at dusk

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the project is located in china’s anhui province

 

 

project info:

 

architects: xiang nan, yao zhong, ye ying, qin chuan
type: hotel
location: huangshan, china
size: 120 sqm
photography: chen hao

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  • Very interesting, but as soon as you said ‘spiral staircase’.. you left me behind. They are horrible for man or beast. I do not like the idea of sleeping on a cantilever either.

    Still, very interesting. I could see this on coastal NZ or Chile also.

    Jim

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