kooo architects embeds terraced pathways between hotel cottages in china

kooo architects embeds terraced pathways between hotel cottages in china

kooo architects sets Ningshan LuZhai cottages in Yuwan Village

 

Ningshan LuZhai Cottages, situated at the foot of a small mountain within Yuwan Village in Ankang, China, is a hotel project developed by kooo architects in multiple phases. The site boasts a rich natural environment, surrounded by retaining walls made of rubble on the terraced slopes, offering an impressive panoramic view of rice fields. The project is designed to blend seamlessly with the landscape and minimize its impact on the ecosystem, respecting the distinctive regional character.

 

To achieve minimal disruption to the environment, the hotel utilizes locally available building materials and incorporates traditional construction methods. The L-shaped two-story building, designed to overlook the rice paddies, aligns its ground floor with the elevation of the fields, ensuring a level sightline. Local stone is employed for the external walls, connecting harmoniously with existing retaining walls in the village, while the terrace and roof structure feature solid wood beams, mirroring the local architectural style.

kooo architects embeds terraced pathways between hotel cottages in china
all images by Keishin Horikoshi/SS

 

 

‘garden-like’ entrances pop up between the continuous Cottages

 

The planning introduces an in-between space among guest rooms, creating private ‘garden-like’ entrances that break down the continuous volume of the building. kooo architects team‘s approach harmonizes the design with the scale of neighboring houses, promoting visual cohesion within the village. The first floor, enclosed by stone walls, houses private functions like bedrooms, offering guests both comfort and panoramic field views. The phased development aligns with the surrounding village, ensuring a considerate integration with the local environment.

kooo architects embeds terraced pathways between hotel cottages in china
kooo architects builds Ningshan LuZhai Cottages, located in Yuwan Village, Ankang, China

kooo architects embeds terraced pathways between hotel cottages in china
the building features retaining walls on terraced slopes, providing a panoramic view of rice fields

kooo architects embeds terraced pathways between hotel cottages in china
the project prioritizes seamless integration with the landscape while minimizing environmental impact

kooo architects embeds terraced pathways between hotel cottages in china
utilizing local materials and traditional construction methods, the hotel harmonizes with the surroundings

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the L-shaped two-story building aligns its ground floor with the elevation of rice fields, maintaining a level sightline

kooo architects embeds terraced pathways between hotel cottages in china
local stone and solid wood beams are used for external walls and the roof structure

kooo architects embeds terraced pathways between hotel cottages in china
the open terraced pathways break down the building’s continuous volume

kooo architects embeds terraced pathways between hotel cottages in china
in-between spaces among guest rooms create private ‘garden-like’ entrances

ningshan-luzhai-cottages-kooo-architects-china-designboom-1800-3

the first floor, enclosed by stone walls, houses private functions like bedrooms, offering comfort and views

kooo architects embeds terraced pathways between hotel cottages in china

 

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project info:

 

name: Ningshan LuZhai cottages
architect: kooo architects | @koooarchitects

design team: Kojima Shinya, Kojima Ayaka, Kotaro Kitakami, Hongdi Lin, Dan Jing, Zheming Tian
location: Yuwan Village, Ningshan County, Ankang City, Shaanxi Province, China

photography: Keishin Horikoshi/SS | @keishinhorikoshi

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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