semi-circular skylight introduces dynamic light patterns within cottage b&b no.11 in china

semi-circular skylight introduces dynamic light patterns within cottage b&b no.11 in china

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SlowStudio’s Cottage B&B no.11 stands in Chicheng Valley

 

SlowStudio’s Cottage B&B No.11 is situated in Chicheng Valley in Hebei, China, where the natural landscape of flowering hillsides and towering trees seamlessly blends with manmade structures. The residential design, chosen among 49 similar floor plans, serves as a prototype for a countryside regeneration project. Located behind the only preserved historical temple in this northern Chinese village, the project offers creative freedom to capture the site’s seasonal transformations and popular stargazing activities. The use of natural wood and stone harmonizes with the valley’s rugged textures, creating a dynamic spatial experience.

semi-circular skylight introduces dynamic light patterns within cottage b&b no.11 in china
evening view from the courtyard | all images by Boris Shiu

 

 

dynamism and lyricism define Cottage B&B No.11’s interior layout

 

The design approach blends modern living conveniences with the rustic countryside’s charm, crafting a dwelling that invites occupants to linger and immerse themselves in the surroundings. Thoughtful color schemes, nuanced lighting, and organic materials instill the space with dynamism and lyricism. This interior design celebrates nature, allowing inhabitants to embrace the vibrancy and coziness of changing seasons while connecting deeply with the landscape.

 

Architecturally, a semi-circular skylight on the roof allows natural light to play across the walls during the day, creating patterns that change with time. At night, the skylight offers views for stargazing. The design also features an adjustable rotating platform that connects the roof and the mezzanine. This 45-degree rotation introduces dynamic light and shadow patterns, enhancing the room’s interaction with light and creating an artistic effect.

 

SlowStudio conceives Cottage B&B No.11 as an earthly sanctuary, where individuals can find solace and delight, reveling in nature’s splendor and the passage of time.

semi-circular skylight introduces dynamic light patterns within cottage b&b no.11 in china
dining area

semi-circular skylight introduces dynamic light patterns within cottage b&b no.11 in china
main space

semi-circular skylight introduces dynamic light patterns within cottage b&b no.11 in china
main space

semi-circular skylight introduces dynamic light patterns within cottage b&b no.11 in china
dining area

semi-circular skylight introduces dynamic light patterns within cottage b&b no.11 in china
dining area

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main space

semi-circular skylight introduces dynamic light patterns within cottage b&b no.11 in china
view of the temple

semi-circular skylight introduces dynamic light patterns within cottage b&b no.11 in china
mezzanine

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skylight

 

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entrance
entrance
bedroom
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walk-in wardrobe connecting the bedroom to the bathroom
walk-in wardrobe connecting the bedroom to the bathroom
master bathroom
master bathroom

project info:

 

name: Cottage B&B no.11
architect: SlowStudio.cn | @slowstudio.cn

lead designers: Vincent GU, Chen JIN

design team: Wan Huiyang, Li Juan Service

construction drawings: FF&E

stylist: Lily Zhao

client: UNICO

location: Chicheng Valley, Hebei, China

area: 101 sqm

photography: Boris Shiu

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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