elongated gray brick cladding envelops hotel in chinese ancient village

elongated gray brick cladding envelops hotel in chinese ancient village

y.ad studio takes over the design of Yiyun · Bishan Hotel

 

Yiyun · Bishan Hotel by y.ad studio is situated within an ancient village in Anhui, China, seamlessly blending traditional and contemporary architecture. The project navigates the irregular terrain, creating an introverted space harmonizing with the village while preserving its rich history. The design, initially conceived as a modern contrast, integrates Hui-style elements mandated by local authorities, striking a balance between tradition and modern living. The layout prioritizes functionality, preserving century-old elements like trees and wells, fostering a transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. The circulation design offers diverse experiences, emphasizing varied scenes and emotions. An introverted layout shields the building, ensuring privacy for guests and villagers. Visual dislocation approaches maintain privacy while framing scenic views. The design harmonizes modernity and tradition, using gray bricks and glass bricks for a contemporary aesthetic.

elongated gray brick cladding envelops hotel in chinese ancient village
all images by SCHRAN image

 

 

patios, glass brick walls, and skylights bring light within

 

The hotel becomes more than accommodation, featuring communal spaces, tea rooms, and observation towers for social interactions. Courtyards, patios, glass brick walls, and skylights play a pivotal role in introducing and shaping light, creating a poetic atmosphere that evolves with changing shadows, enhancing the timeless ambiance. With Yiyun · Bishan Hotel, y.ad studio aims to provide a space where stories unfold, fostering a sense of spirituality, relaxation, and harmonious coexistence within the historic village.

elongated gray brick cladding envelops hotel in chinese ancient village
Yiyun · Bishan Hotel seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary architecture in Anhui’s ancient village

elongated gray brick cladding envelops hotel in chinese ancient village
navigating irregular terrain, the project creates an introverted space, harmonizing with the village

elongated gray brick cladding envelops hotel in chinese ancient village
the design employs gray bricks and glass bricks for a contemporary aesthetic

 

elongated gray brick cladding envelops hotel in chinese ancient village
visual dislocation approaches maintain privacy while framing scenic views, enhancing the connection with nature

elongated gray brick cladding envelops hotel in chinese ancient village
beyond accommodation, the hotel features communal spaces, tea rooms, and observation towers

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courtyards, patios, glass bricks, and skylights play a pivotal role in introducing and shaping light

elongated gray brick cladding envelops hotel in chinese ancient village
Yiyun · Bishan Hotel’s design fosters relaxation, and harmonious coexistence within the historic village

elongated gray brick cladding envelops hotel in chinese ancient village
the project integrates Hui-style elements, striking a balance between tradition and modern living

yiyun-bishan-hotel-yad studio-china-designboom-1800-2

the layout ensures a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces

 

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project info:

 

name: Yiyun · Bishan Hotel
architect: y.ad studio

lead architect: Yan Yang

project architect: Wu Kejia

interior and landscape designers: Wu Kejia, Zhao Siyuan

design team: Yan Yu, Huo Zhenzhong (structure design)

VI design: Yan Yang, Wu Kejia

construction firm: Huangshan Zhaohua Decoration Design Co., Ltd.

area: 1,286.25 sqm

location: Bishan Village, Yi County, Huangshan City, China

photography: SCHRAN | @schranimage

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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