For more than 200 years, the Yellow River has been the cradle of Dawan Village, and become the witness of its developing cultural context. It was not only a frontier city in history, but also a passage way that connects the culture and economy in Serindia area, a precious landscape that combines the Yellow River and the desert.
▼黄河与沙漠相结合的场地景观，a precious landscape that combines the Yellow River and the desert
▼将建筑隐匿于自然，buildings that involves into the nature and become invisible
▼用谦和与敬畏实现建筑和自然的平衡，balancing architecture and nature with humbleness and veneration
The project is located at the bank of the River. We do not want an ambitious landmark, instead, we want to create buildings that involves into the nature and become invisible, balancing architecture and nature with humbleness and veneration. There are 15 rooms in the hotel, each room was injected with different characteristics and has a framed view to the river or to the fruit-bearing forest. By creating different room types, DAS Lab tries to experiment on different models, scales and materials to re-evaluate the relationship between human and nature.
▼15间客房，15 rooms in the hotel
▼把遥望黄河、果林作为每间客房的特定条件，each room was injected with different characteristics and has a framed view to the river or to the fruit-bearing forest
▼在每个不同的环境中挖掘空间的性格，discovery the spacial characteristics of different plots
▼没有统一的房型，creating different room types
Inheriting from local houses, the hotel is designed with flat houses, terraces, courtyards and reed-topped eaves galleries to encourage more outdoor activities. We used a special treatment of cement mortar on the exterior walls to restore the texture of rammed earth wall from local buildings, so the architecture will look beautifully “old” after being exposed to winds and rains after a while.
▼试验不同的模型、尺度和材质重新审视人与自然的关系，experiment on different models, scales and materials to re-evaluate the relationship between human and nature
▼苇杆檐廊，reed-topped eaves galleries
▼遵循当地民居风貌，inheriting from local houses
▼在外墙运用了水泥砂浆抹泥的特殊工艺还原当地夯土墙的建筑肌理， a special treatment of cement mortar on the exterior walls to restore the texture of rammed earth wall from local buildings
▼创造似久经风雨日照后的“旧”，creating the effect of being exposed to winds and rains after a while
▼室内也延续了室外的风格，the interior is consistent with the exterior
The Dawan Village, located in the east longitude 105.19, in the north latitude of 37.50, the lowest temperature in winter reaches minus 20°. Therefore, except the large-scale floor-to-ceiling windows to the landscape, the other facades have limited openings. By doing this, we managed to re-examine the relationship between windows, lights, space and human, and to further lead to exploring the scenarized expression of our consciousness on spaces.
▼大尺度落地窗，the large-scale floor-to-ceiling windows to the landscape
▼重新审视窗洞、光、空间和人的关系，re-examine the relationship between windows, lights, space and human
Light is a key element in the interior. Light is the shadow, when all decorations and colors are visually hidden in the heaviness of space, you will only see the light and the shadow changing with time, playing a symphony on the walls and floors and conveying the spirituality of the space, which stimulates strong emotional resonance.
▼室内空间的设计中充分地考虑了光的作用，light is a key element in the interior
▼室内极简的装饰和色彩都匿于空间的厚重之中，all decorations and colors are visually hidden in the heaviness of space
▼只有光和阴影在墙壁和地面交响，the light and the shadow changing with time, playing a symphony on the walls and floors
▼窗外的景观，view from interior to the exterior
▼构筑出光与场所的精神性，激发出人们强烈的情感共鸣，conveying the spirituality of the space, which stimulates strong emotional resonance
▼亲子房剖面图，a parent-child room section
We believed that a parent-child room should be both satisfying the freedom for children to play and the functionality for the whole family. Therefore we designed a special space for the children in the mezzanine where the adult may feel it too small for themselves but the children can have great fun inside.
▼在夹层中打造了一个适宜孩子尺度的娱乐空间，a special space for the children in the mezzanine
▼由室内望向庭院，view from the interior to the courtyard
▼一层平面图，ground floor plan
▼二层平面图，first floor plan
▼三层平面图，second floor plan
摄影：是然建筑摄影 / 苏圣亮
Project Name: Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Zhongwei, Ningxia
Project Location: Shapotou district, Zhongwei, Ningxia
Architecture& Interior Designer: DAS Lab
Principal designer: Li Jingze
Design team: Janet, Xiang Guo, Duan Jinjin, Lu Zhangyu
Owner: Ningxia Zhongwei Lost Villa Hotel Management Ltd.
Key materials: concrete, terrazzo, wood veneer, solid board
Area: 2000 m2
Design period: 12/2017-04/2018
Construction period: 05/2018-03/2019
Photographer: Schran Studio / Su Shengliang
Project description and drawings offered by DAS Lab