atelier d'more revives traditional beijing architecture with playful intervention

atelier d'more revives traditional beijing architecture with playful intervention

twosome inn: a boutique hotel in beijing

 

Located in Beijing‘s Tangdazhuang Village, this so-called ‘Twosome Inn’ is a boutique hotel designed by Atelier d’More. The project saw the renovation of a small flat house and hutong courtyard, preserving traditional Chinese architectural elements while incorporating modern geometric designs. Atelier d’More aimed to retain the traditional eaves while simplifying painted patterns, abstractly expressing heritage elements throughout the building.

The architects make use of the red color extracted from the original architecture as the main tone of the project, integrating it into both the building facade and interior furniture. This adds a poetic atmosphere to the space, elevating the visual experience to a spiritual expression.

atelier d'more twosome innimages © Atelier d’More

 

 

toward a ‘poetic atmosphere’

 

The Twosome Inn looks in toward a courtyard redesigned by the team at Atelier d’More to include a small network of curving footpaths, creating four distinct internal zones. This not only established a visual sense of spatial hierarchy but also allowed for flexibility and adaptability in functionality. The landscape area, filled with red volcanic stones, add unites the courtyard with the vibrant red intervention, while cement pathways guide guests towards different guest room spaces, enhancing the overall spatial experience.

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Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Connection

 

To seamlessly connect the indoor and outdoor spaces, the architects removed courtyard-facing walls and installed large floor-to-ceiling glass windows. This design decision blurred the boundaries between the two, creating alternating landscapes and captivating views. The integration of ancient rhythms within a contemporary context was achieved by revealing the original wooden beams under the sloping roofs and using curved surfaces to outline the traditional roof profile. Soft indirect lighting was designed to enhance the spiritual experience within the space.

atelier d'more twosome inn

 

 

Atelier d’More’s Twosome Inn showcases the successful fusion of traditional Chinese architecture and modern design. The preservation of classic elements, the infusion of spiritual meaning through color, the creation of spatial hierarchy, the seamless indoor-outdoor connection, and the integration of ancient architectural rhythms all contribute to the unique and captivating ambiance of this boutique hotel.

atelier d'more twosome innvolcanic stones add warmth alongside the contemporary red intervention

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atelier d'more twosome innvaulted ceilings lend to lofty, curving interiors

atelier d'more twosome inncustom-designed red furniture by Atelier d’More unites the architecture with interiors

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project info:

 

project title: Twosome Inn

architecture, interiors: Atelier d’More

location: Beijing, China

lead architects: Le Sheng, Wei Wang

design team: Teng Zhou, Huihui Dou, Chunhao Wang, Dingyi Zhao

built area: 88 square meters

photography: © Atelier d’More

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