Change Vacation Hotel Dali
Tao Yuanming himself favors free and unrestrained rural life without any worries. This becomes the operating principle of Change Vacation Inn simply: to develop a refurbished inn for lodgers to talk about all sorts of subjects freely and converse cheerfully over a glass of wine.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The old and plain compound of Bai nationality, sophisticatedly planned inside, has been practicing the brilliant culture ‘three squares and a screen wall’ in the development of its residence. Modern adornment on the screen wall transforms accordingly over the change of temperature and luminance and matches excellently the ancient Bai’s compound.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This hotel is re-developed from an existing and old compound of Bai nationality in Yunnan province of China. The architect aims to utilize modern design technique to fresh the old building by keeping the main structure and facade. The refurnished building turned out to be an establishment blending modernism and traditionalism by combining the lush surrounding landscaping.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Location: Dali Acient City, Yunan, China
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Materials: wood finishes, antique copper, granite, grey marble, timber floor, rustic tile.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Plot: 1, 200sqm
Interior Area: 850sqm
During the design, the architect considered broadly to use an opposite design method inside and outside to express the philosophy of co-existing of old and new.
The biggest problem is project duration that the client promised. The existing residences were built by the local people without any reference construction drawings. On one hand, the building was not developed according the hospitality demand, leading the architect to spend much time on dividing functional spaces; on the other hand, discharge capacity was not occupied in the beginning of the old building.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Jiang Xiaolin, Wang Donglei, Chen Magui.
Image #NO.01-10: photographer Jing Xufeng
Copyrights belong to Co-Direction Interior Design, 2016.