When I walked into the deep forest of the Shenwang Line of Baofu Town, Anji, for the first time two years ago, I felt that life is was so nice, noiseless in the forest with the bird’s singing. As a designer who has been living and working in the city for a long time, the mountains, bamboo, water, fog, birdsong, and air have brought unprecedented feelings. The previous old houses, but now the guests come from afar. The team invested two years of hard work and time in this project.
▼民宿远景鸟瞰图，distant bird-eye’s view of the hotel ©施峥
▼场地原貌，the original site ©施峥
This is the closest place to nature I have encountered since I started designing. The old house is located on the mountainside, the highest altitude, the climate is rich and diverse, the woods and bamboos are lush, and the mountain scenery in the distance. Getting along with the owne Mr. Wu who commissioned our design and the owner of the old house for decades. These temperature-related emotions seem to me to be the most scarce and valuable factor in the design process. For such a remote project, the geographical location is so unique, and the development of the design will be relatively difficult that we should control the overall pattern, breadth, depth, cost, and various details. Initially, from filling, repairing, pouring, barriers, stone, planting trees, diverting water from the mountain to interior design, landscape design, soft furnishing. Owner Lao Wu has invested more energy than anyone in the past two years. During the process of design, he really support and trust us.
The original site has two buildings. One is an old, rammed earth structure that seems to have gone through decades of storm. The vicissitudes are exposed on the old wall and tiles, and the other is a peasant house with only a basic structure that has not been completed. We were curious about the dialogue and collision between the two buildings at that time, we planned the functions of the two buildings and used the life scene to connect the this old and new buildings. Experience of old house, comfort of new house. Certainly, what is most emphasized is the deep experience of nature. There are window frames and scenery in specific locations, and special temperaments and feelings created. The design of the rooms in the new building is simple and soft. The whole space is exquisite and gentle. Every station can see the scenery and smell the natural taste, which is light and not greasy. A white building has a minimally clean wall, and the other one deliberately cut off the skin to reveal the rough texture of rammed earth. We float the new building above the water, and the old building’s performance is solid and full of spirit. Water can reflect the distant mountains well. When walking in space, the parallel view is visible.
▼民宿近景鸟瞰图，新建筑采用极简的白色墙体，老建筑被刻意扒开表皮露出夯土质感的粗犷，close bird-eye’s view of the hotel, the new building has a minimally clean wall, and the other one deliberately cut off the skin to reveal the rough texture of rammed earth ©施峥
▼民宿入口位于建筑后方，未看到水却可以听到水声层层渗入空间，the entrance is at the back of the building, visitors can hear the water acoustic layers seeping into the space without seeing the water ©施峥
▼民宿入口，the entrance of the hotel ©施峥
▼入口有一处长凳供客人停留，there is a bench at the entrance for guests to stay ©施峥
▼夹层空间，the mezzanine floor ©施峥
Some of the materials can feel life at here, and slowly get older with time and air. It is precisely imperfect and simply but not too delicate because of this old, so that guests can read the story of the master Mr.Wang. Mr.Wang participated in the construction as a worker. His emotional fluctuations revealed , from perseverance, restlessness to joy, happiness. He and his wife still lived in the old building after the project was completed. They also had a private backyard, which directly access to the mountain. On the mountain, Mr.Wang planted many trees and raised many chickens. When I think of going up the mountain, Lao Wu prepares plenty of wine and delicious dishes. At that time, everyone’s inner happiness was simple and real.
There is actually not too much design language here, and it is more interesting to streamline the process. The invitation way of the entrance is to detour to the back of the building through the boulder path. You can hear the water acoustic layers seeping into the space without seeing the water. There is a bench at the entrance for guests to stay. Now that you have arrived here, let the pace be slower. In the living room on the first floor of the new building, the large floor-to-ceiling glass introduces the mountain view reflected in the water of the swimming pool, and the poolside cement and white walls stand silently.What I think of the best state of design for this land is to sit quietly on the sofa and feel the contentment and comfort outside the city where the sun shines into the space.
▼户外空间，泳池里水倒映着山景，the outdoor space with pool, the mountain view is reflected in the water of the swimming pool ©施峥
▼户外空间，池边水泥与白墙默然静立，the outdoor space, the poolside cement and white walls stand silently ©施峥
▼户外用餐空间，the outdoor dining area ©施峥
▼户外用餐空间，享有绝佳山景，the outdoor dining area with a good mountain view ©施峥
▼户外休息空间，the outdoor rest area ©施峥
▼从一层客厅看户外空间，viewing the outdoor space from the common area on the ground floor ©施峥
▼一层客厅，the common area on the ground floor ©施峥
▼一层客厅，大落地玻璃引入室外景观，the common area on the ground floor, the large floor-to-ceiling glass introduces surrounding landscape ©施峥
▼客厅休闲区，the lounge area of the common area ©施峥
About the new and old buildings, the symbiotic relationship between nature and people, using water as a medium to connect with each other, and using natural methods to complete natural spaces. This is the focus we concerned. About the ambiguous relationship between sunlight and architecture and interior space. To embrace the sun and nature completely in a hug manner, these feelings become so real. When you walk or rest in a certain corner of the space, you will find many surprises. These surprises are not straightforward.Through walking and exploring, you will find surprises prepared for guests by the space. Bamboo, tree roots, and rocks are all precious gifts in this mountain. What we do is just let these into the space and become a part of the gene. This part of the gene is like the rammed earth old house. It is the witness of the story experience and the participation.
▼带有户外露台的客房，以拥抱的方式去迎接阳光与自然，the guest room with the terrace, embracing the sun and nature completely in a hug manner ©施峥
▼客房，大窗户引入室外景色，the guest room with a large window which introduces the outdoor natural environment ©施峥
▼设有地面高差的客房，the guest room with different indoor elevations ©施峥
▼客房局部，partial interior view of the guest room ©施峥
▼客房局部，透过窗户可看到老房子，partial interior view of the guest room, the window introduces the image of the old building ©施峥
Everything here is the best state for me to avoid city life. I believe that over time we will return here every year, and drink a glass of hot wine with the host here, stop to listen to the nature that surrounds us, remember the construction Hard, and look forward to the beauty of future design.
▼总平面布置图，ground floor plan ©泛域设计
▼二层平面图，2F plan ©泛域设计
▼三层平面图，3F plan ©泛域设计
▼四层平面图，4F plan ©泛域设计
▼剖面图01，section 01 ©泛域设计
▼剖面图02，section 02 ©泛域设计
设计机构：FUN UNIT DESIGN 泛域设计
软装设计: TANS ART 天饰软装
Project name: MOYE
Adress: Anji China
Project scale: 1200m2
Clients: Jianhong Wu
Design Company: FUN UNIT DESIGN
Soft Design: TANS ART
Project Designer: Eason Zhu, Erhuan Chai
Design Team: Alex Lin, Qianlan Lu, Mary, Guanhang Jiang
Construction Unit: Hangzhou YIFU Decoration Technology Co., Ltd
Project Photographyer: Zheng Shi
Completion Time: 10/2019