idyllic timber boat rooms are designed to 'float' on the fuchun river in china
 

idyllic timber boat rooms are designed to 'float' on the fuchun river in china

the design institute of landscape and architecture china academy of art has formed a series of ‘boat rooms’ for the fuchun new century wonderland resort in hangzhou. situated about 5 km to the east of the ancient town of meicheng, the timber volumes are inspired by the local custom and the ‘water tribes’ that lived on the river for several hundred years between the ming and qing dynasties. appearing to float on the surface of the river, the project provides guests with a unique hotel experience

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all images courtesy of the design institute of landscape and architecture china academy of art

 

 

positioned to recline amongst the trees, the five boat rooms are designed each with a total area of 538 ft2 (50 m2). the entrance is located at the riverbank side of the building, where a bathroom can also be found. in the center of the plan, a skylight has been inserted into the roof, allowing guests to enjoy the sky, sunlight and play of shadow of the trees. at the river-facing elevation, a façade of french windows brings in an abundance of natural light and provides expansive views over the landscape, extending out to a large balcony space.

idyllic timber boat rooms are designed to 'float' on the fuchun river in china designboom

 

 

the boat rooms are designed using timber, for the purpose of satisfying the on-site conditions and inheriting the traditional vernacular architecture. the elements of the structure are prefabricated in a factory and assembled on site with the main body supported by steel-pipe piles fixed to the bottom of the lake. the whole structure of the volume creates an arch shape with red cedar shingle tiles clad on the surface of the roof. overall, the design results in an idyllic hotel stay, affording guests to enjoy the beautiful natural landscape of hangzhou in china.

 

idyllic timber boat rooms are designed to 'float' on the fuchun river in china designboom

idyllic timber boat rooms are designed to 'float' on the fuchun river in china designboom

idyllic timber boat rooms are designed to 'float' on the fuchun river in china designboom

idyllic timber boat rooms are designed to 'float' on the fuchun river in china designboom

idyllic timber boat rooms are designed to 'float' on the fuchun river in china designboom

idyllic timber boat rooms are designed to 'float' on the fuchun river in china designboom

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘boat rooms on the fuchun river’

location: meicheng, jiande, china

owner: new century tourism group

architect firm: the design institute of landscape and architecture china academy of art

lead architects: xiawei chen, lijun ke

completion year: 2018.01

gross built area: 17,760 ft 2 (1650 m2)

construction area: 2852 ft2 (265 m2)

design team:

architects: kai wang, tuo jin, jianzheng zhou

project manager: guangjie yu

consultant of wood structure: suyi guo, china modern wood structure construction technology industry alliance

photography: aoguan performance of architecture

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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