Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Zhongwei, Ningxia

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel, Ningxia Building, Chinese Accommodation Architecture Photos

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Zhongwei, Ningxia

Commercial Accommodation Complex in China – design by DAS Lab

28 Oct 2019

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel

Architecture& Interior Designer: DAS Lab

Location: Shapotou district, Zhongwei, Ningxia, China

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei

For more than 200 years, the Yellow River has been the cradle of Dawan Village, and become the witness of its developing cultural context. It was not only a frontier city in history, but also a passage way that connects the culture and economy in Serindia area, a precious landscape that combines the Yellow River and the desert.

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei

The Lost Villa Boutique Hotel project is located at the bank of the River. DAS Lab did not want an ambitious landmark, instead, they wanted to create buildings that involved into the nature and become invisible, balancing architecture and nature with humbleness and veneration.

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei

There are 15 rooms in the hotel, each room was injected with different characteristics and has a framed view to the river or to the fruit-bearing forest. By creating different room types, DAS Lab tries to experiment on different models, scales and materials to re-evaluate the relationship between human and nature.

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei

Inheriting from local houses, the hotel is designed with flat houses, terraces, courtyards and reed-topped eaves galleries to encourage more outdoor activities.

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei

DAS Lab used a special treatment of cement mortar on the exterior walls to restore the texture of rammed earth wall from local buildings, so the architecture will look beautifully “old” after being exposed to winds and rains after a while.

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei

The Dawan Village, located in the east longitude 105.19, in the north latitude of 37.50, the lowest temperature in winter reaches minus 20°. Therefore, except the large-scale floor-to-ceiling windows to the landscape, the other facades have limited openings.

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By doing this, DAS Lab managed to re-examine the relationship between windows, lights, space and human, and to further lead to exploring the scenarized expression of our consciousness on spaces.

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Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei

Light is a key element in the interior. Light is the shadow, when all decorations and colors are visually hidden in the heaviness of space, you will only see the light and the shadow changing with time, playing a symphony on the walls and floors and conveying the spirituality of the space, which stimulates strong emotional resonance.

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei

DAS Lab believed that a parent-child room should be both satisfying the freedom for children to play and the functionality for the whole family. Therefore they designed a special space for the children in the mezzanine where the adult may feel it too small for themselves but the children can have great fun inside.

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel, Zhongwei – Building Information

Architecture& Interior Designer: DAS Lab

Project Location: Shapotou district, Zhongwei, Ningxia
Principal designer: Li Jingze
Design team: Janet, Xiang Guo, Duan Jinjin, Lu Zhangyu
Owner: Ningxia Zhongwei Lost Villa Hotel Management Ltd.
Key materials: concrete, terrazzo, wood veneer, solid board
Area: 2000 sqm
Design period: 12/2017-04/2018
Construction period: 05/2018-03/2019
Project description and drawings offered by DAS Lab

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel Zhongwei

Photography: Schran Studio / Su Shengliang

Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Zhongwei, Ningxia images / information received 281019

Location: Shapotou district, Zhongwei, Ningxia, China




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