Hotel Far&Near Nanhao St.,China by kooo architects

A modern guesthouse in the old city center of Guangzhou

Project Specs


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This project is to renovate a 7-story building in the old city center of Guangzhou into a modern guesthouse.

▼建筑外观,exterior view ©堀越圭晋


▼入口,entrance ©堀越圭晋

Guangzhou has subtropical climate with long summers and warm winters. Its abundant precipitation makes the city flourish with vegetation all year round. Walking down the streets in Guangzhou, there are fascinating greenery everywhere. People’s lives are not confined to just indoors; public activities extended onto the streets allow everyone to take advantage of the climate and pleasant scenery throughout the city. The urban landscape of Guangzhou is filled with people’s vitality and diverse life styles.

▼屋顶平台,roof terrace

▼从大堂望向入口,view to the entrance from the lobby ©堀越圭晋

▼大堂概览,lobby interior view ©堀越圭晋


The renovation is situated in a residential area with a strong sense of lively dynamic. Due to the high density of buildings and their close distance between each other, one can see the clothes drying on the neighbor’s balcony through the windows. Therefore, how to make the visitors of the guesthouse not have this kind of visual interruption while enjoying abundant natural light becomes one of the major problems we have to solve.

▼剖面透视图,sectional perspective


The project began with bare column and beam structures. The standard floor is divided into a four-room layout. The bedrooms and the wet area are separated into upper and lower floors, and the double story living room introduces a frosted channel glass façade, which acts as insulation while bringing in natural light and avoiding direct sightline to neighboring buildings.

▼A型客房,room type A ©堀越圭晋

▼磨砂U玻外墙,the frosted channel glass façade ©堀越圭晋

▼卧室,bedroom ©堀越圭晋

▼B型客房入口区域,room type B – entrance area ©堀越圭晋

▼B型客房客厅,room type B – living room ©堀越圭晋

▼B型客房楼梯,room type B -stair ©堀越圭晋

▼二层卧室视角,view from the bedroom ©堀越圭晋

▼C型客房,room type C ©堀越圭晋

▼D型客房,room type D ©堀越圭晋


One wall of the first-floor lobby is made with 120mm long strips of sliced galvanized steel deck. Natural light passes through parallelly stacked steel deck and reflects softly diffused light to welcome the guests.

▼镀锌压型钢板背景墙,the lobby wall made with sliced galvanized steel deck ©堀越圭晋

▼天花板视角,view to the ceiling ©堀越圭晋

▼镀锌钢板墙细部,detail of galvanized profiled sheet wall ©堀越圭晋


项目设计 & 完成年份:2017年3月-2017年9月& 2018年1月-2019年4月
摄影版权:堀越圭晋 / SS
品牌:Uniprof / u玻;Langge / 铁窗框架;linsky / 镀锌面板

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