▼ entrance 入口
▼ entrance & lobby 入口通廊和大厅
▼ lobby 大厅
▼ trfinite installation in lobby 大厅旁的装置
▼ restaurante 餐厅
▼ circulation in lobby & elevator 大厅周围的交通空间和电梯入口
▼ 3F tree well 3层树院
▼ 3F rain well 3层雨院
▼ corridor & room corridor 通往客房的走廊和客房内的走廊
▼ room 客房套间，采用高质柚木作为房间的主材
▼bath room 不同客房中不同的卫浴间设计，天窗洒下天光
▼ room 客房套间，采用高质柚木作为房间的主材
▼ room detail 客房套间细部，灯光设计
▼ space 宾馆动线上穿插着很多出彩的空间
▼night view 夜景
▼night view 夜景
▼ night view 夜景
▼site plan 总平
以下是更多来自建筑师的信息 Here is more information form the architects :
Hotel WIND – The letter from Xiamen
For an architect, as the construction of a building is completed, it is almost the same mood of put a letter into mailbox, you write it for quite a long time. Who will read this letter? What’s the expectation of the reader for opening the envelope? Will the reader feel happy or not? Will it be kept kindly or thrown away directly?
Architecture for us is like the word for a writer, just a way of expression, the way we are good at. This is not only about expressing, the more important side is the people who will stay in the building, and the feeling of theirs for staying in the space we created.
Japanese architects like to use the word “growing” for a building breaking out from the ground. This lively expression actually has a important meaning of architecture: though the building is designed by the architect, but the keyword of forming it should be the air, the earth, the weather and the people on site. “Growing” a building is especially fit for the city Xiamen.
In the beginning of the year 2011, we came to here the site of hotel WIND, as soon as we climbed to the top of Yunding Mountain behind the site, a local guy went with us said an idiom to explain the local geological features, “green welled out from thousands of stones”.
Because of the unique warm and moist weather in south of Fujian, the green vegetation overgrowth is quite normal here, even the surface of stones and the gap in between them. This is also where our concept came from, architectural boxes “growing” from the mountain, facing to the sea, boundless and endless.
The other architectural inspiration is the traditional inform of ancestral temple in south of Fujian, as the center of the family’s culture and communication, ancestral temple features both spiritual and material function, and all the other houses in this village should be built face to the ancestral temple, this kind of traditional centripetal space, shows a kind of space understanding on public and private for residential buildings. From this point of view, hotel is very similar to a small village, guests may do not have communications, but you can experience the interaction between the public space and the private suites.
We installed 3 different wells for hotel WIND: well of rain, well of tree and well of wind, these 3 architectural installation insert into the building from the roof top, pass by some suites, and meet in the lobby finally. We tried to introduce the exterior into the interior and blur the boundaries of public and private by means of these viewable installations, and form a space that can be flowing infinitely.
After the geography and culture, let’s get back to people, the users of the buildings. During the process of design, we were always thinking what kind of comfortable staying in hotel WIND is since most of the high end hotels can make it already. Besides the fancy basic facilities, boutique hotels should focus on the real need of the guests mentally. So during each time of the discussion with our client, the most frequent hypothesis is “if you live in…”
For this unique interior comfort, we took care of the windows in suites architecturally first. Since each suite has the different views, we cannot treat the location and the size of the windows normally, we defined them as the “finder frame” of the suites, and hopefully can get the best view for different suites like a professional photographer. So there are almost no same windows of views in each room, every window is an unique “postcard” left by architects of hotel WIND.
Regarding the material solution, we preferred to have different layers of the space for each of the room, by means of using different materials for different programs. We took the high quality teak wood as principal material for the suites, not only considered by sense of sight and touch, the natural smell of the wood can give more cozy feeling for the guests inside. And for the bath area, we picked neat concrete and local granite for a clean and simple feeling, hope the users can calm down and relax at once.
Besides that, a dressing table for women guests and a lounge area with big window was also installed in each room, to make the guests become the owner of the space.
The restaurant of hotel WIND as the most important public space was set up on the rooftop of the main bldg. Sitting in the white restaurant with transparent glass all around, the endless view of the sea and the mountain just hit your face directly from the outside, the same colored sky connects to the sea just extends into the space, with the green welled out from the mountain, must can cheer you up for dining with the nature.
As received this letter, hope you can experience the WIND and the design gradually; and hotel WIND for us is an endless project…
Project Name: Hotel WIND
Location: Xiamen, Fujian Province, China
Architect In Charge: Xiao Lei, Wang Jin
Collaborators: Chen Leeyang, Wang Qi, Zhang Tao, Jin Kuramoto (Balance Design), Ishibashi Tadahito (Balance Design),
Tetsu Miyazawa & Shigenori Ichimura (Balance Design)
Construction: Chens’ Constructing
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners