Located in Daixi, small town between Huzhou and Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, the site was formed by a gentle slope at the bottom side of a hill covered with tea fields and surrounded by bamboo forest. The project consisted in the creation of a rose plantation used for cosmetics production along with a hospitality program including SPA, Hotel and Rose Museum. The first phase started with a small building with few rooms and public spaces from which the rest of the project will be developed. A place where the site will be apprehended and understood.
▼项目概览，overall view © JSPA Design
▼建筑外观，exterior view © JSPA Design
An old farm with its traditional Zhejiang rural architecture was already present on site and we choose to preserve this existing building and settle the project next to it. The idea was to try to understand the old local construction techniques and materials in order to find a rational and efficient way to build in this area and therefore anchor the project in its site.The project is settled perpendicularly to the existing farm to create a dialogue between the two buildings while a terrace and a swimming pool is connecting the two entities together.
▼建筑物与现有的农场垂直分布，又运用平台和游泳池使两个实体相连接，the project is settled perpendicularly to the existing farm, while a terrace and a swimming pool is connecting the two entities together © JSPA Design
▼游泳池及平台，terrace and swimming pool © JSPA Design
建筑设计概念来自于典型的房屋形式：坡屋顶和四面围合的建筑墙体。然后采用了四个钢”盒子”来影响此建筑. 其中主要的一个以八米高的体量切开建筑物，创造了一个室外流通空间, 可通往二层的户外阶梯楼梯和画廊。其他三个盒子用于组织建筑外立面以及室内外之间的关系，将繁杂的事务框在视线之外，创造出一个与景观亲密接触的最佳视野空间。
The architecture of the project works with the archetypal form of the house: an unique volume covered with a pitched roof of traditional tiles. This volume is then perturbated by the addition of four prominent steel boxes. The first of them, an eight meters high steel frame cuts the building open and creates an exterior circulation space: a flight of stairs leading to the second floor and an outdoor gallery. Three other steel boxes organize the façade and manage the relationship between the interior and exterior. They create intimate alcoves going out of the building and framing the surrounding landscape.
▼室外流通空间，an exterior circulation space © JSPA Design
The ground floor is made of rammed earth and hosts the four rooms of the project. This heavy material allows to provide a good thermal and acoustic insulation while creating an interesting texture left visible on the facade and in the rooms. It is equally a rational contemporary way of building and a subtle reference to the local architecture.
▼建筑物一层用厚重的夯土建造, the ground floor is made of rammed earth© JSPA Design
▼外墙细节，detail of the facade © JSPA Design
▼一层客房内景，gust room on the first floor © JSPA Design
▼内墙具有特殊纹理，special texture of the interior walls © JSPA Design
▼客房看向泳池的角落，corner towards the swimming pool © JSPA Design
▼墙面细节，detail of the walls © JSPA Design
On the second floor, meeting rooms and living spaces are settled. The building becomes lighter and uses wood for the facade. The wooden parts of the façade are the ones allowing to create openings: on the first floor they become doors to enter the rooms and on the second floor they take the form of shutters allowing natural ventilation and the total opening of the space to the outside.
▼通透的二层空间，open space on the second floor © JSPA Design
▼厨房及会议室，kitchen and meeting room © JSPA Design
▼起居室，living room © JSPA Design
The roof structure uses a combination of steel and wood to allow long span and create a high volume for the public spaces of the project with the wooden rafters and steel profiles left visible. On the south side, a large covered terrace is created and offers an open view on the surrounding landscape.
▼屋顶结构外露，roof with the wooden rafters and steel profiles left visible © JSPA Design
▼南侧有顶的露台，a large covered terrace on the south side © JSPA Design
▼场地平面，site location © JSPA Design
▼建筑立面，elevation © JSPA Design
▼建筑平面，plan © JSPA Design
▼剖面，section © JSPA Design
▼屋顶结构，detail drawing of the roof © JSPA Design
设计方：JSPA Design (卓汉苏文建筑事务所)
主持建筑师：Johan Sarvan (法) / Florent Buis (法)
项目时间：2018 – 2019年
Location: Four Season Rose Garden, Daixi Village, Wuxing District, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China
Client: Four Season Rose Garden
Design Firm: JSPA Design
Principal Architects: Johan Sarvan (fr) /Florent Buis (fr)
Site Area: 160,000 m2
Building Area: 700 m2
Calendar: Design 2018 – Construction 2019
Engineering Consultant: Jie Jiang