Break out of the city cage, to find inner peace, “Bin Lin cheng”as this emotional materialization, reposing our nostalgia for the countryside, for the natural yearning.
The project is located in Maowu village, Daixi town, Huzhou city, which is surrounded by bamboo forest and built on the mountain side; We raise the angle of view, it is interesting to find that the village and the forest just meet here.
▼基地概览 Base overview
The old house is composed of three buildings, which collapsed in the wind and rain for many decades. It is sitting at the foot of the mountain, quietness and peace.
The path on the south side of the site is the main traffic route of the village. Further north along the road is the famous tianzi ancient road in the area; The mountain stream winds down along the ancient road and meets a triangular open space in front of the old house; ; Two huge waterelms stood at one corner, with luxuriant foliage.
▼场地原貌，Original site appearance
The beginning enters the old house, does not have the cultural relic like ancient rhyme, also can not use the exquisite to describe.
The smell of age in the old house, spread among the old wooden frame, the smoke stains on the edge of the old stove, the mottled bamboo shadows on the rammed earth wall, the creaking of the old wooden door, the dog barking in a low voice, vaguely put together a simple picture of life, recorded under the story of the country.
These gradually abandoned farmhouses represent a unique local culture of traditional rural architecture, and their relationship with nature is far more harmonious than the current concrete and steel.
▼老宅原貌Original appearance of the old house
Mountains, ancient trees, old houses, villages constitute our first impression of the place, a unique quiet belongs to the countryside.
With the development of rural tourism, as the most appropriate function at present, B&B is put in, the new space will inevitably bring the disturbance of the original place, the existing elements and the new building should have the same right of say.
▼西南侧鸟瞰,Aerial view of Southwest
▼东北侧鸟瞰,Aerial view of Northeast
So, we focused on the relationship between them, and set a big tone at the beginning of the design: not ambitious, not completely obedient; adapt to the needs of the moment, create some “New”personality, there is also a bit of reverence for the “Old”; the building seems to grow naturally in dialogue with the place, carefully seeking a balance.
The serviceable old house has been restored, with the necessary strengthening and opening of windows, without the deliberate removal of some of the rougher “Rustic”elements; new volumes, such as bamboo shoots in the woods, have broken through the soil of the ruined house. The old and new buildings naturally change with the original texture, creating some new space and also leaving a little trace of growth.
▼竹林视角View of bamboo forest
▼竹林视角View of bamboo forest
There are strict land restrictions on building in the countryside, and the new buildings are raised and extended as much as possible, giving the guest rooms a better view on the one hand and providing more space for bed and breakfast on the other. The old house, the new house and the mountain forest are overlapping in the overhead layer, which encircles the interesting grey space; the site is closely connected with the original mountain forest by the natural grass slope, and also brings the scenery of the mountain behind into it.
▼草坡细部, grass slope details
A gently sloping wall appears to grow from a grassy slope, where the village and the forest transition; the whole space is divided into two halves, half for public activities and half for living; people walking on the site, with the change of the line of sight to form two distinct feelings.
Towards the side of the village, the building is presented in a low-key manner, in which the design is as restrained as possible. The simple composition between the old house and the new house also weakens the visual invasion of the village caused by the slightly larger new building volume.
▼乡道视角,rural road Perspective
Facing the other side of the forest, the building suddenly becomes loud. 13 guest rooms of different configurations grow freely in the bamboo sea, looking for the best view. The different volumes move and overlap in an orderly manner, responding positively to changes in the surrounding environment and views; large floor to ceiling windows bring the landscape into the interior, as well as reflecting the changing colors of the sky and the mountains.
▼竹海中的客房, guest room in Bamboo Sea
▼立面细部, facade details
The main entrance on the side of the car park, with its stone walls, bamboo pavilions, buildings and distant hills, is a simple yet tension-free composition, which does not want to create too much of a “Sense of territory”, we just hope people feel a little bit more relaxed as they go along.
▼内部回看主入口, look back inside the main entrance
The original triangular open space was transformed into the main outdoor activity space of the host. We brought in mountain spring water to form a water courtyard; this is a more open area with a view, like a natural stage, the old and new buildings, set against the sky and the pool, create scenes of what has happened, what is happening and what will happen.
▼水院与建筑的关系, relationship between water yard and architecture
▼建筑细部, architectural details
“Bamboo”as the most intuitive impression of the site, in a variety of ways to be deepened in the design, the internal and external boundaries are gradually disappearing, “Living in bamboo”in the traditional feelings of the site spread crazy.
▼竹与石，bamboo and stone
▼景观竹，竹格栅，竹模板混凝土墙，landscape bamboo, bamboo grating, bamboo formwork, concrete wall
▼墙体细部, wall details
▼融入竹海的建筑, architecture integrated into bamboo sea
▼与树木的融合, integration with trees
▼竹亭, bamboo pavilion
▼内院, inner courtyard
▼餐厅外的小院, courtyard outside the restaurant
We use “Bin Lin City”as an emotional outlet outside the city, expressing the desire for “Return”, which is defined in two ways: one is an ardent yearning for a simple life in the countryside, the other is the ultimate pursuit of the natural environment. Thus, the expression of design and the creation of space atmosphere will become a “Homeopathy”choice.
On the old house, we do not want to deliberately to restore the original appearance of the old house without evidence, nor do we have to try to cover up the current situation is bound to exist rough, the role of design is simplified to reconcile the contradiction between the current user’s functional needs and the carrying capacity of the old house.
“Old”is the old, “New”is the new; rather than creating a conflict between the new and the old, we prefer the old house to be transformed to present a blend of moments that belong to this time.
▼老宅一层的接待区, reception area on the first floor of the old house
▼吧台, bar counter
▼竹材与玻璃, bamboo and glass
▼耳房的餐厅, ear room restaurant
▼老灶台, the old kitchen table
▼二楼的活动室与书吧, activity room and book bar on the second floor
▼阅览区一角与横向的取景框, one corner of the viewing area with a horizontal viewfinder
A ceremonial staircase serves as a transition between the public area and the rooms; through the bamboo grille, the distant village fireworks; the light leaking from the roof, set off by the sun panels, creates an air of mystery that guides people up the stairs; the door is pushed open, and nature came rushing in.
▼楼梯间, stair case
When the scenery outside the window becomes the most luxurious decoration, the interior design of the room can be expressed in a relatively simple way. We are trying to find the best position for each room to enjoy the forest, which leads to different layouts and different experiences.
▼客房, Guest Room
▼竹模板混凝土浇筑的柱子成为室内的装饰, the columns cast with bamboo formwork concrete become indoor decoration
▼客房, Guest Room
▼泡池与竹海, bubble pool and bamboo sea
▼房间一角, a corner of the room
For us, this is a meaningful exploration of rural construction, leaving some regrets and some expectations; in retrospect, severe cost constraints, local process levels, and design and management mistakes made the project difficult, but most of the design ideas were realized, leaving some room for growth.
The roof of the hostel and the depths of the bamboo forest are now left blank, and the design is being refined with greater care as the project goes on. We hope that all the scenes can eventually string together a complete line, so that the feelings of the countryside is not only “B&B”, so that the “B&B”experience is not only living..
▼首层平面图, ground floor plan
▼夹层平面图, mezzanine plan
▼2-4层平面图, 2nd-4th floor plan
▼工作模型, working model
Project Name: binlincheng boutique B & B
Design company: No studio
Contact email: hj@no -studio.cn
Building area: 1300㎡
Completion time: March 2021
Design team: Huang Jian, song Junliang, Peng Bowen, Gao Huayuan, Shi Hongzhuo
Project address: Huzhou, Zhejiang
Soft design: Echo design
Photography Copyright: Wang Xiu, Huang Jian
First party : Huzhou Lujian ecological leisure agriculture development Co., Ltd
Main brand: Evergood Furniture