Our friends at EXH Design shared their design of a hotel in Ordos, which is scheduled to be completed within a few months, with us. Taking inspiration from the yurt, the circular tent-like dwelling of Mongolian peoples, the team transformed the traditional scheme to meet the demands of modern life. The design “makes an accommodation experience in Ordos different from anywhere else and arouses a local cultural interest,” explained the architects.
More about the hotel and more images after the break.
Because the yurts were never stacked, the architects adapted the yurt’s design into a striking structural geometry that will support a mid-rise luxury hotel. Due to the form, each room possesses its own character while all the rooms share the same simplistic attitude toward the interiors space, customary of the yurts. By taking a regional form and adapting it to modern needs, the Ordos Hotel “radiates as an urban landmark while maintaining a culturally sensitive design in the region.”