Hitel, China by DevolutioN

A future of Low-Fi

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HITEL is a small design hotel located in an emerging cultural and creative district in Xiamen.(Originally built in the 1980s, Xiamen Huamei Cigarette Factory). The client hopes to increase the space and fun of public activities in addition to meeting the functions of the hotel within the budget, and it is different from the style of the design hotel that has risen in these years.


▼酒店外观,exterior view


▼分析图,analysis drawing

Because the predecessor was the reception center of the Huamei Cigarette Factory, the original layout of HITEL was set according to the functional requirements of the factory reception center,transforming it into a hotel requires facing practical problems such as single internal movement or insufficient lighting. But it also provides a lot of imagination,During the initial survey, we found that there are still some large pipes in the interior. The internal space is like an abandoned laboratory. The façade made up of a cylinder and a cube is not true in the science fiction movies of the 1980s and 1990s. Sense of scenery, so we originally imagined how to further enhance this unreality when we originally designed it.


▼接待台,reception desk

▼建筑中被置入了大直径的管道,a series of huge, metal pipes were inserted inside the building


▼吧台区域,bar area

▼铝板和荧光涂层带来一种Low-Fi未来的不真实场景感,the use of aluminum plate and fluorescent coating creates a sense of unreality in the future of Low-Fi

▼公共空间,public area


▼窗景,window scenery


We inserted 16 pipes with a maximum diameter of more than 1000mm inside the building, some of which penetrated all floors, causing the most unstructured damage to the building. On the one hand, these pipes introduce light into the interior of the room, solving the problem of daylighting in the central windowless rooms; on the other hand they are a kind of damage to the conventional spatial logic, causing some obstacles and game feelings on the secondary line. As a result, HITEL, which uses a considerable amount of aluminum plate and fluorescent coating, not only provides a comfortable environment, but also creates a sense of unreality in the future of Low-Fi.

▼客房内部,guest room interior view

▼室内细部,detailed view

▼客房区走廊,corridor of the guest room level

▼建筑原貌,original building

▼首层平面图,ground floor plan



Project Name:Hitel
Location:Xiamen, China
Site area:3000㎡
Project Type:Hotel, Art Exhibition
Project time: July 2017 – September 2018
Architect: Tang Jiansong
Assistant architect:Wang Na,Wu Zhijiang,Chen Yihuai
Photographer:Xu Xiaodong
Text:Wang Qi 

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