X+living adds bamboo weaved ceilings to ripple hotel in qiandao lake, china
 
X+living adds bamboo weaved ceilings to ripple hotel in qiandao lake, china
jul 29, 2016

X+living adds bamboo weaved ceilings to ripple hotel in qiandao lake, china

 

located in the qiandao lake in china and surrounded by the myriad mountains, this hotel designed by X+living is derived from a fully ecological sense. it integrates local materials, textures, fabrics and ambiance into its architecture by only using wood and bamboo. the furniture, which is the protagonist, was custom designed in an elegant, simple, and sensitive way creating new atmospheres that derive from the landscape.

xl muse ripple hotel qiandao lake china bamboo designboom
the hotel interior was completed in seven months
image © hu yi-jie

 

 

 

completed in just seven months by X+living, the architectural style is contemporary and simple, where the starting point was a pure and clean base. the white floors and the whitewashed walls  straightforwardly brings out the interior and exterior dialogue. in the lobby, two leaf boats have been carved out of real wood; one of them has been suspended from the ceiling and serves as the reception desk. another key element of the design is a suspended weaved canopy made of a locally produced thin bamboo, through which the light casts shadows.

xl muse ripple hotel qiandao lake china bamboo designboom
two leaf boats were carved out from real wood and float in the space like in water
image © hu yi-jie 

 

 

 

for each guest room, the design team aimed to recreate the moment where pebbles touch the water, embodying it in the form of the sofa and spreading around several rounds of arcs. the overall wood-and-bamboo room highlights its tranquil notion while revealing a contemporary fashion. the result is a dynamic state that is mixed and integrate with a static one.

xl muse ripple hotel qiandao lake china bamboo designboom
a bamboo canopy has been suspended from the ceiling
image © hu yi-jie

xl muse ripple hotel qiandao lake china bamboo designboom
the tranquil rooms aim to portray the moment when the water hits the pebbles in a river
image © hu yi-jie

xl muse ripple hotel qiandao lake china bamboo designboom
wood and bamboo are the principal materials on a white base
image © hu yi-jie

xl muse ripple hotel qiandao lake china bamboo designboom
all the furniture was custom-made
image © hu yi-jie 

xl muse ripple hotel qiandao lake china bamboo designboom
the bed has been suspended on a wood platform
image © hu yi-jie

xl muse ripple hotel qiandao lake china bamboo designboom
trees are an element of the design and can be seen as coathangers or in the art pieces
image © hu yi-jie

xl muse ripple hotel qiandao lake china bamboo designboom
the whole design expresses an ecological sense
image © hu yi-jie

xl muse ripple hotel qiandao lake china bamboo designboom
round shapes soothe the environment
image © hu yi-jie

xl muse ripple hotel qiandao lake china bamboo designboom
image © hu yi-jie

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ripple hotel – qiandao lake
client: union developing group of china – udc qiandao lake jinxian bay international resort
design director: li xiang
design team: fan chen, liu huan, tong ni-na, zheng min-ping
design company: x+living (www.xl-muse.com)
area: 3300 m2
location: qiandao lake, hangzhou, china
rooms: 27
from design to completion: 7 months
completion time: 2015.01
photographer: hu yi-jie

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • Very well conceived. I like it.

    Fred A. Saas architect emeritus

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