▼西北鸟瞰，Aerial view from the northwest side ©田方方
The predecessor of this hotel called Largo (musical term: Guangban) was built in the 1990s. It is a single-family house with a courtyard in a brick-concrete structured villa area, with mountains in the north and the sea in the south. In 2019, the exterior of the house is the European style favored by the rich at that time. The interior was decorated in Chinese style, the top-level structure was handed over sloppily, the wall of the semi-underground floor was moldy, and the courtyard was relatively unsuccessful.
▼场地原状，Original condition ©好似飞行
▼设计概念，Design concept ©好似飞行
Dealing with the architectural elements includes: renovation of existing buildings, unregulated courtyards, waiting area, photo booths, and ice cream takeaway kiosks, the idea of integrating fragmented layouts is inspired by the French-style platters, which enriching the renewal form of the community in a controlled manner.
▼项目鸟瞰，Aerial view of the project ©田方方
▼南立面，South elevation ©田方方
One side of the wall along the street would be demolished, the front yard would be opened to the public, and the semi-basement level was set as a public coffee area; the upper three floors and the inner yard were the bed and breakfast area. The two areas have separate entrances. The ice cream takeaway kiosk opens in spring, summer and autumn, and serves as a backup baking workshop in winter.
▼西北人视，Street view from the northwest side ©田方方
▼正立面，Front facade ©田方方
▼到达人视改造前后对比，Contrast before and after renovation
Inspired by Robert Venturi’s “Learning from Las Vegas”, for commercial shops that are not easy to be found, the shop logo will be particularly emphasized and inclines to where people will walk from. The shops on both sides of the highway diagonally face the direction of the traffic, and Largo’s shop signs the two-way community entrance and the inner courtyard exit, providing clear guidance for the hidden location. Combining the prediction of the types of products that the brand will launch possible situation of waiting for lines, the photo booth in the front yard provides an additional retro-feeling as well as serves as structural support for the waiting booth.
▼等位亭，Waiting pavilion ©田方方
Based on the principle of cost, optimization of building insulation and waterproof performance and its internal function needs, only part of the roof and the west terrace were removed and changed structurally. Under the background of the original part, it expresses obvious traces of transformation. Except for remaking the waterproofing layer, the interior and exterior finishes also rationally choose the real stone paint and tiles commonly used in coastal areas. The square tiles are also dark green, the facade is smooth and reflective, and the floor is non-slip and matte. The original grass is transformed into a hard paving with water and stone that is more convenient for people to stay.
▼内院，Back yard ©田方方
The height difference between the front yard ground and the semi-basement Café is transformed by sinking outside the entrance, and will provide on-site baked bread, self-developed coffee drinks and juice from fruits grown in the inner yard.
▼咖啡厅入口，Cafe entrance ©田方方
▼咖啡厅概览，Overall view of the Cafe ©田方方
▼咖啡厅操作区，Operation zone in the Cafe ©田方方
The original ground beams and arched door openings are retained, and the fixed furniture is neatly treated. The folding windows in the stadium seating area can be fully opened to communicate with the outdoors. A couple of friends can sit on the stairs, the windowsill and the waiting booths, eating, drinking, chatting, and strolling.
▼咖啡厅台阶座，Stepped seats in the Cafe ©田方方
The main targeted customer are students, young families, and neighborhoods. There are five rooms use same costumed wooden furniture, and light gray tile in the restroom. Different color’s gate and wall will distinct each room. The first floor includes the front desk, the linen room, activity space and a guest room, “Cinnamon Room” (Red). At the second floor, the three rooms includes “Light Room” (yellow), “Largo Room” (green), and “Sky Room” (blue). The entire three-story “Premier Suite” (Black) contains a bedroom, a living room, a spacious bathroom area, and a reading room that can be converted into a tatami spare bedroom. Three floors all include south-facing balcony, which provides neighbors interpersonal possibilities.
▼材料搭配策略，Material matching strategy
Reminiscent of the plot and footage in Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”, Largo, as a container, can hold many possibilities, stand by for all unknown possibilities may appear after the sun rises. When Largo was completed, there was also an adjacent house painted pink a house being demolished. It is worth paying attention to this active urban renewal in this area in the future, and looking forward that more cities can spend their imaginations in terms of controlling and management.
▼一层休闲区 1F Recreational Area ©田方方
▼天之间局部 Partial Sky Room ©田方方
▼山海间卧室 Bedroom of Premier Suite ©田方方
▼阳台和露台，balconies and terraces ©田方方
By sorting out the comparison of the renovation from 2019 to 2020, Largo recorded the traces of its change to provide a basis for its possible future evolution.
▼总平面图，Site plan ©好似飞行
▼地下一层平面图，-1F plan ©好似飞行
▼一层平面图，1F plan ©好似飞行
▼二层平面图，2F plan ©好似飞行
项目名称：穿件背心：拉钩青岛/Wearing a Vest: Largo Tsingtao