zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china
 
zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china
may 14, 2011

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china

‘hostel in southern china’ by zoka zola architecture + urban design, southern china images courtesy of zoka zola architecture + urban design

currently awaiting construction is ‘hostel in southern china’, a training facility and corporate retreat by chicago based practice zoka zola architecture + urban design. innovative in its form and materiality, the building boasts a configuration that acts like a large ventilation system.

orientated towards the east and west and sheltered from the sun, the building has a zero carbon footprint, instead relying on ventilation and natural conditions.  a raised and cantilevering roof shades the unit, protecting the exposed bamboo structure from rain while simultaneously acting as a refined and optimized wind catcher. undulating in its form, the roof appears to pull away form the edges of the unit, increasing the amount of wind is both caught and extracted.

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china overall view

twenty-four bedrooms are housed on the second level, while communal areas such as the restaurant, bar, living room and conference rooms are organized on ground level. exposed to the elements, the main social spaces are void of most walls, allowing them to become fully integrated with the surrounding environment and weather conditions.

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china rendering of overall structure

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china rendering of open ground floor with bedrooms above

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china floor plan / level 0

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china floor plan / level 1

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china roof plan

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china section and ventilation diagram

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china section and ventilation diagram

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china section and ventilation diagram

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china section and ventilation diagram

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china sectional perspective of second level

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china sectional perspective of ground floor

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china diagram

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china diagram of wind paths

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china concept sketch

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china physical model

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china detail of physical model

zoka zola architecture + urban design: hostel in southern china aerial view of physical model

  • southern china…LOL….

    nylonkongian
  • hahaha, ditto.

    G.
  • “hostel in southern china”? never heard of “Hong Kong”?

    KC
  • Smart & Beautifull !

    Jil

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