IDMatrix designed this stunning hotel in Sichuan, China. The architects carefully restored the ancient house “General Mansion” , and made it the “prologue hall” of the hotel. Adjacent to the wall of the old building, a water corridor leads people to the new building, the main body of the hotel. Discover more after the jump.
From the architects: IDMatrix took the “general” as the starting point, and set the ancient house “General Mansion” as the prologue hall of the hotel and even the entire commercial street. The design team absorbed the essence of the general culture and used it to this hotel, making it a thinking beyond “design” itself. “It’s like a director who gives the space the ups and downs of the plot. Between the new and the old, rough and fine, through sight and touch, I can feel the traces of life and realize the profound mechanism. We hope that both new and old buildings can experience the challenge of time and always keep the original taste and connotation.” Adjacent to the wall of the old building, a water corridor leads people to the new building, the main body of the hotel. With ancient composition and modern design, IDMatrix used blue bricks as the material, shabby houses as the roof and sunlight as the medium, hoping to create a contrast between the old and the new, as well as a harmonious and aesthetic feeling.
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The corridor has become a bridge between the new and the old buildings, which not only make their functions connected, but add a layering sense and interest. The reception area is located at the junction of the old and new buildings. The designer hopes that it can remain “neutral” and compatible with the past and the present. The appearance of the ceiling was taken from the traditional architecture and it was simplified and geometrically changed. The Chinese restaurant on the first floor is equipped with a soft seating connected to the outdoor. Xichang’s temperature is nearly 17 degrees all year round, so you can always enjoy the scenery while having delicious food in the natural fragrance. As the front hall of each functional space of the new building, the tea room is like a “pavilion” in traditional buildings, surrounded by landscape on three sides, you can sit and enjoy the landscape and comfortable breeze. The designer arranged the suites along the best landscape in the site, setup a courtyard in the nature and introduced hot springs in the courtyard.
Project Name: China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort -General Mansion
Owner: Vanke-Xichang Moon Tourism Development Co., Ltd.
Owner’s team: Zhang Runxin, Zhao Dongfang, Wen Ming, Tu Qin, Li Xiangjie, Wang Haitao
Address: Haibin Middle Road, Qionghai Lushan Scenic Spot, Xichang City, Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan, China
Design Company: IDMatrix – www.matrixdesign.cn
Chief designer: Liu Idmen
Architectural design: Zhou Shimiao, Zhang Qiao, Yue Chengchao, Zhang Haixia, Zhang Yixuan, Liu Pinjie, Qin Shutong
Interior design: Chang Peidong, Chen Wanshen, Okui Ryuta, Tang Jiabing, Li Liuqing, Liang Manting
Soft outfit design: Zhou Xiaoyun, Chen Xiaoling, Zheng Shiwei, Pan Hong, Ma Meixi, Chen Da
Signage design: Ruiao Design /Guan Pu Cha
Landscape design: Zhu Yufan Studio
Furniture & Accessories: M-CASA/ MATRIX original
Art consultant: BananaJam
Music creation: Lanx
Floriculture creation: Wuhua Studio
Material R&D: BoYing YiXiang / YuFan YueDu
Indoor area: 5,000 m2
Design time: March 2019
Completion time: August 2020
Photography: Interpretation & Sublimation