nanchawan·shiwu tribe homestay nestles into a small mountain village in china

nanchawan·shiwu tribe homestay nestles into a small mountain village in china

realized by the design institute of landscape & architecture china academy of art, this new guesthouse is situated in a small mountain village in yichang, china. the project involves the restoration of two old stone houses, turning them into an idyllic place for guests to relax amid the rolling hills and farmland.

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the existing buildings had fallen into disrepair and the old timber structure couldn’t bear the weight of the stone wall. to preserve the fabric of the stone wall, the design team began by replacing the original wooden structure with a steel frame. 

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the two stone volumes are connected by a large glass and steel structure, which serves as the entrance lobby and patio. a staircase that leads to the second floor is also added at the rear of this space. 

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on the first floor is a western-style café and enclosed fireplace, where guests can chew the fat. on the other side, there are traditional chinese books, incense, tea, and paintings, coupled with a restaurant, to meet the different needs of different guests. the second floor has four guest rooms: three large rooms and one parent-child room. 

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the existing timber is reused in the interior spaces, complementing the stone walls and new steel structuring while also creating a warm, welcoming atmopshere. overall, the project is designed to integrate architecture and environment, and to highlight the relationship between space and nature. picture-frame windows also serve as an important element of the design, framing the tranquil scenery outside. 

nanchawan·shiwu tribe homestay nestles into a mountain village in china designboom

nanchawan·shiwu tribe homestay nestles into a mountain village in china designboom

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nanchawan·shiwu tribe homestay nestles into a mountain village in china designboom

nanchawan·shiwu tribe homestay nestles into a mountain village in china designboom

nanchawan·shiwu tribe homestay nestles into a mountain village in china designboom

nanchawan·shiwu tribe homestay nestles into a mountain village in china designboom

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project info:

 

project name: nanchawan·shiwu tribe homestay
location: nanchawan village, fenxiang town, yiling district, yichang city, hubei province, china
type: homestay
project area: 9687.52 ft2 (900 m2)
completion date: may 2020
design scope: architecture/interior design /landscape/furnishings
design company: the design institute of landscape & architecture china academy of art
lead designer: huang zhiyong
architectural design: zheng ruokan, lai han, huang xiaofeng, hu luxiang
interior design: huang xiaofeng, liang zhangmeng, zhang zhixiang
landscape design: zheng ruokan, hong xuefeng, hu luxiang, xie qiming, huang xiaomei
furnishings design: lin yongfeng
structural design: lin yingfeng
equipment design: zhang yonggang
photography: AOGVISION 
client: yichang duxinshiwu homestay and tourism development co., ltd.

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