It is a leisure and holiday service space in the mountain forest in the suburb of Hangzhou, China. The design starts from the concrete environment. The first thing we consider is what kind of space device can talk with this mountain forest, and can better conform to the terrain and integrate into nature. The special conditions of the site determine the particularity of the building.
▼项目概览，general view © TAOA
▼分析图，analysis © TAOA
The building site is presented as two rectangles with connected corners, and the width across the valley stream is less than three meters. The butterfly shape is the result of connecting rectangular site across two hillsides by service space. At the same time, it conforms to the contour lines of , and the internal functions of the building are divided by different ground elevations. Butterfly shape can also be understood as two V-shaped cuts cut into the building, facing two distant places of the valley respectively, introducing the natural landscape into the interior and embracing the nature.
▼道路架空，the elevated volume © TAOA
The other two sides of the building are embedded in the mountain, and the channel of stream and mountain road is still reserved under the overhead butterfly-shaped building. To keep some trees indoors, the vertical structure is designed as a “column courtyard”, which is a pillar in the structural meaning and a “miniature courtyard” with one tree preserved in the spatial meaning. The roof is a stepped slope, which can be used as a forest theater for small scale performances. Interior space is unified by this sloping roof, and it is full of rhythm as the ground elevation changes.
▼公区外观，public building exterior view © TAOA
▼公区局部，exterior view © TAOA
▼公区入口，public building entrance © TAOA
▼公区夜间效果，public building by night © TAOA
By building such a space, we hope that every viewer will be in the most relaxed state, and can see a world with its own special rhythm, which is different from usual.
▼公区活动区，public activity area © TAOA
▼公区餐厅，restaurant © TAOA
▼公区茶室，tea house © TAOA
▼公区阅览区，reading area © TAOA
▼公区室内局部，interior detailed view © TAOA
The 38-68㎡ aluminum shell buildings are placed deep in the forest and penetrates into nature. The definition of architecture returns to the basic concept of being a shelter, which exists as a basic space against wind and rain to meet people’s basic needs. The weather-resistant aluminum shell can withstand the erosion of harsh climate, witch is in contrast to the surrounding environment.
▼客房外观，guest room exterior view © TAOA
The size of space is defined by human body, and the walls and roofs of buildings are within reach. This kind of space experience close to camping tent always makes people feel that nature is close at hand, only separated by the thickness of an outer wall. All-in-one wooden material provides a warm and comfortable building lining and a pleasant living atmosphere, which is in contrast with the wild interest of external nature. This contrast makes people sensitive to nature, and can feel the beauty of nature, either tender and delicate, or harsh and cold.
▼客房立面，guest room facade © TAOA
There is one native tree in each building and the space occupied becomes the courtyard, which is always accompanied by indoor life through glass, which is the reverse penetration of nature into the building, and the courtyard also provides a private landscape for the toilet.
▼森林中的小屋，the building is embedded in the forest © TAOA
The interior is designed to have different elevations. Not defined by partition walls, different living contents are separated by heights, thus maintaining relative independence and creating rich changes in space, which are also reflected in the external forms of buildings to adapt to different slope of mountains.
▼客房茶室，tea room © TAOA
Each interior space has a corresponding floor-to-ceiling glass facade. The top of the pyramid is provided with skylights that can look at the sky and crown, combine into different directions to enjoy the scenery. The external landscape is projected into the whole space, becomes the main element of architecture and forms the special tension of space. All of which is to gain more perception of nature when living indoors.
▼起居空间挑高，living space © TAOA
▼客房挑高，the full-height space in the guest room © TAOA
▼挑高细节，detailed view © TAOA
▼客房卧室，bedroom © TAOA
As a spiritual healing place, the greatest value lies in how to integrate into nature and accompany it. People can feel nature again, return to inner peace and set themselves free.
▼公区夜间外观，exterior view by night © TAOA
▼客房外观，guest room exterior view © TAOA
▼总平面图，master plan © TAOA
▼公区-模型，model – public area © TAOA
▼公区-平面，plan – public area © TAOA
▼公区-立面，elevation – public area © TAOA
▼客房1-模型，model – guest room 1 © TAOA
▼客房1-平面，plan – guest room 1 © TAOA
▼客房1-立面，elevation – guest room 1 © TAOA
▼客房2-模型，model – guest room 2 © TAOA
▼客房2-平面，plan – guest room 2 © TAOA
▼客房2-立面，elevation – guest room 2 © TAOA
▼客房3-模型，model – guest room 3 © TAOA
▼客房3-平面，plan – guest room 3 © TAOA
▼客房3-立面，elevation – guest room 3 © TAOA
项目名称：不是居·林 | 疗愈系度假酒店
项目设计 & 完成年份：2018-2021
主创及设计团队：陶磊/陈真/陶冶/段振强/袁琳娜/戴韵怡/石彤/孙朗 实习生：朱小卓 万伟民 孙丽程