We found an abandoned Hui-style building in the forest of Longwu Mountain in Hangzhou. The unique “moon beams” and “corbel brackets” of the building are fascinating.The ancient house was built in the Qing Dynasty, and the owner of the house cannot be verified, but he must be a traveler from Huizhou who came to Hangzhou and built a building to express his homesickness.This project plans to transform the old building into a Club for afternoon tea and dining.
▼场地鸟瞰，Aerial view © 瓶子
▼项目鸟瞰，Project aerial view © 瓶子
▼建筑外观，Building exterior view © 瓶子
How to respect old buildings
Contemporary China is in the stage of revitalizing its culture, which is a long way to go. We noticed that deep down people think that old Chinese architecture is “ugly”, “backward” and even “horrible”, and people like playgrounds more than contemporary gardens. The simple aesthetics of architecture was destroyed.
We hope that the old Hui-style buildings can be respected,Inspired by “the art of the land”, much of the renovation “grew” out of the ground, allowing the wooden structure of the old building to be preserved.
▼入口区域，Entrance area © 瓶子
▼入口平台，Terrace at the entrance © 瓶子
We put a “mountain forest sculpture” in the courtyard. The raised shape of the sculpture is inspired by the “Lion Forest Garden”.The “waist-high” shape resembles a “mountain forest”. When you walk amongst the mountains and forests, you are like a traveler far away from home. The difference is that the size of you and the mountain forest changes and you become a giant.
▼轴测示意， Axon – the art of the land © 等外组
▼天井中的“山林雕塑” © 瓶子
The “mountain forest sculpture” in the courtyard
▼老建筑的木结构得以保留，The wooden structure of the old building are preserved © 瓶子
▼天井，Courtyard © 瓶子
▼景观细节，Landscape detailed view © 瓶子
▼户外平台，Outdoor terrace © 瓶子
Treating Old Buildings in a Way of “Friendship Between the Generations”
The old buildings are like old people. Is it to buy a bunch of nutritional supplements for the senior and say something to greet him or become friends with him and share with him the interesting things you see? We choose the latter.
▼休闲空间，Seating area © 瓶子
▼从户外望向楼梯，View to the staircase from the courtyard © 瓶子
▼俯瞰楼梯，Overlook to the staircase © 瓶子
▼餐厅，Restaurant © 瓶子
▼房间，Guest room © 瓶子
The Loop Chair is placed at the front of the entrance. the independently designed chandelier hangs under the eaves, which has a retro-futuristic style.the beanbag is completely separated from the tradition. The young man sits on a beanbag, drinking coffee and listening to the birds chirping. The old wooden texture of the building is fully displayed before the young man. We intend to awaken young people’s awareness of the texture of old buildings and to make more and more young people like traditional objects.
▼吊灯细节，The customized chandelier © 瓶子
▼旧建筑门槛木雕，The wood carving of the threshold © 瓶子
▼入口路径，Entry access © 瓶子
▼建筑原貌，The original site © 瓶子
▼场地平面图，Site Plan © 等外组
▼立面图，Elevations © 等外组
▼剖面图，Sections © 等外组
设计团队：王慧 彭怡 豆豆
材料：水洗石 微水泥 木质