hangzhou sembo resort peers above tea gardens and pine tree canopy in chinese landscape
 

hangzhou sembo resort peers above tea gardens and pine tree canopy in chinese landscape

the design institute of landscape and architecture in the china academy of art has inserted a boutique resort in the middle of a tea-garden-filled valley in hangzhou, china. the hangzhou sembo resort is immersed in pines and the valley highlands providing a spectacular, natural backdrop for a relaxing stay.

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the architects attempted to blend the building with its natural surroundings, cladding it in wooden and raw materials in neutral tones. the double-storied building features a textured roofscape made of multiple pyramidal shapes. each of these truncated pyramids includes a skylight at the top, amplifying the light as it enters the interiors.

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the first floor includes interior gardens in each room, relating it to the landscape. the gardens are separated by inclined walls where the far end of the walls go deep into the ground, merging with the tea gardens. the second floor is among the surrounding pines and high enough to frame them and become part of their canopy.

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there are six large rooms on each of the two floors. on the second floor, there is a common area for public use, and shared outdoor terraces. in addition, one of the roof’s pyramids extends upwards to form a watch tower that enables observation of the entire valley. the resort’s remote location is ideal for corporate team building events and student field trips.

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the material palette changes between the first and second floor, provididing a different yet cohesive aesthetic for each. the first floors relies on raw cement and limestone, combined with straws. the second floor’s main materials are wooden elements. this combination brings the building out of the surrounding landscape, yet ties it with the use of natural materials.

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project info:

 

architecture firm: the design institute of landscape & architecture china academy of art co.,ltd.

contact e-mail: [email protected]

owner: new century tourism group

lead architects: xiawei chen,kai wang

project location: hangzhou, china

completion year: 2019.01

gross built area (square meters or square foot): 490㎡

construction area: 3500㎡

photo credits: zheng shi,aoguan performance of architecture

design team architects: lijun ke, tuojin,liangxing chen

project manager: guangjie yu

consultant of wood structure: zhuming luo,meierhouse , co.,ltd.

interior designers: montaigne design, co.,ltd.

 

 

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edited by: cristina gomez | designboom

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