Background and site: An art hotel settlement in the Nankun mountain national forest park
The project is located in a valley 800 meters above sea level in Nankun Mountain National Forest Park . There are 5 original brick-wood structure holiday villas built in the 90s in the place , with a very low-density layout to balance the relationship between architecture and nature. As a public space, the new building needs to carry activities such as art exhibition, brand launch, catering and gathering, as a generator of multiple functions.
▼艺术民宿聚落整体鸟瞰，aerial view of the project © 潮声Anson
▼嵌入森林中的艺术聚落，Art settlement embedded in the forest © 潮声Anson
We use the gable roof as the prototype to trace the original spatial form of the cave and try to create a space that contains memory and faces the future. The roof evolved from the gabled roof, enveloping the flowing space like a cave, carries the infinite imagination of the future. Starting from the site and tradition, a new picture is established, which contains memory and points to future imagination.
▼分析图，diagram © 城外建筑设计有限公司
Topological evolution of traditional prototypes; construction and space are completed simultaneously
We use the gabled roof of the original building as a topological prototype to respond to the memory of the place. We set up gabled roofs in the three directions of the building facing the lake, forest and road, allowing nature to be introduced into the internal space, connecting them separately to form a continuous roof ，floats above the forest and lake. The continuous roof also naturally forms the internal cavity space. Natural views, lake and light ripples, and people’s activities all occur and show in the flowing space.
▼连续演变的坡屋顶，漂浮于森林之上，The continuously evolving sloping roof floats above the forest like a flat boat © 潮声Anson
The new roof form evolved from the gabled roof is familiar and unfamiliar in our memory, because it creates a new spatial experience. The use of titanium-zinc tile is not only a response to tradition, but also a manifestation of the present. The dark gray roof makes the building volume more stable and restrained in the environment. Grey artistic texture paint creates a cave-like atmosphere. Light, water ripples, and forest landscape all interweave and present in the space.
▼餐厅外观，appearance of the project © 潮声Anson
▼入口庭院，courtyard at the entrance © 潮声Anson
The internal space and external shape of the building are completed simultaneously, and the multi-directional variety roof forms a continuous and changing space inside. The spiral staircase connects the upper and lower levels of space in the center of the entire space, and becomes the manifestation of behavior activities in the space. The undulating ceiling space, with artistic texture, creates a natural cave-like space atmosphere.
▼入口空间-外部弧形墙体延续进室内空间，Entrance space -the external curved wall continues into the internal space © 潮声Anson
▼剧院般的共享交流空间，Theater-like shared communication space © 潮声Anson
▼螺旋楼梯成为空间中活动的显现，The spiral staircase becomes the manifestation of activity in the space © 潮声Anson
▼连续的屋面与连续的景观，Continuous roof and continuous landscape © 潮声Anson
▼连续变化的外部形式转换为内部空间，Continuously changing external forms are transformed into internal spaces © 潮声Anson
▼二层静谧的对话空间，Quiet dialogue space on the upper floor © 潮声Anson
After the completion of the Nankun Secret Art Restaurant, a number of events have been held, and visitors and various township and village departments have been in an endless stream. From the enthusiastic response after its completion, it can be seen that Nankun Secret Art Restaurant is no longer a simple restaurant space, but a diverse exhibitions, performances, dining and leisure, and a platform for local residents and urban crowds to share and communicate.
▼夜景，night view © 潮声Anson
▼底层平面图，ground floor plan © 城外建筑设计有限公司
▼二层平面图，upper floor plan © 城外建筑设计有限公司
▼剖面图，section © 城外建筑设计有限公司
设 计 方：广州城外建筑设计有限公司
Project Name: Nankun Secret Art Restaurant
Owner: Huizhou Itree Cultural Tourism Investment Development Co., Ltd.
Designer: Wildurban Architects
Design team: Jacky Chan, Lin Wangming, Amy Shen, Weng Yanhua, Evan Wong, Aiden Chan
Lighting design: Guangzhou Hengguang Design Co., Ltd.
Construction team: Guangdong Dexin Zhongcheng Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.
Photography copyright: Chaosheng @Anson
Project design & completion time: 2019.10-2020.10
Project address: Nankun Mountain National Forest Scenic Area, Huizhou City, Guangdong Province
Project scale: 352.5㎡