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  7. Wuyuan Skywells Hotel / anySCALE

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Wuyuan Skywells Hotel / anySCALE

  • 22:00 - 21 February, 2018
Wuyuan Skywells Hotel / anySCALE
Wuyuan Skywells Hotel / anySCALE, Exterior. Image © Marc Goodwin
Exterior. Image © Marc Goodwin

Exterior. Image © Marc Goodwin Public space. Image © Marc Goodwin Surroundings. Image © Marc Goodwin Exterior. Image © Marc Goodwin + 40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wuyuan, Shangrao, Jiangxi, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Andreas Thomczyk
  • Design Team

    Andreas Thomczyk, Mika Woll, Amy Mathieson, Danxin Sun, Kevin Wang
  • Area

    1385.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Surroundings. Image © Marc Goodwin
Surroundings. Image © Marc Goodwin

Text description provided by the architects. The Wuyuan Skywells’ finished form strikes a sophisticated balance between Chinese heritage and modern comfort. The team respectfully restored the 300-year-old mansion, neglected for decades, to its former glory.

Exterior. Image © Marc Goodwin
Exterior. Image © Marc Goodwin
1F Plan
1F Plan
Reception. Image © Marc Goodwin
Reception. Image © Marc Goodwin

The team approached restoration not only with the intent of creating a high-end boutique hotel experience, but that of invigorating the essence of the building, and upgrading it while honoring its spirit and history.

Public space. Image © Marc Goodwin
Public space. Image © Marc Goodwin

Heritage architectural features such as the Tian Jing (Skywells) that let in light into the inner courtyards, the timber frame, and elaborate wooden carvings in courtyards were either painstakingly renovated, or fully recreated with the help of meticulously-sourced local craftsmen.

Public space. Image © Marc Goodwin
Public space. Image © Marc Goodwin
Section
Section
Public space. Image © Marc Goodwin
Public space. Image © Marc Goodwin

The contemporary interiors of the 14 suites ensconced within the early Qing era design lend the property a subtle contrast with traditional Huizhou-style design in public areas, inspiring awe in guests’ minds.

View from suite. Image © Marc Goodwin
View from suite. Image © Marc Goodwin

Elegant, luxurious, and wholly authentic, the edifice integrates tastefully with its physical context- the millennium old Yan village in Eastern China- all while retaining a striking presence.

Suite. Image © Marc Goodwin
Suite. Image © Marc Goodwin

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Cite: "Wuyuan Skywells Hotel / anySCALE" 21 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/889225/wuyuan-skywells-hotel-anyscale/> ISSN 0719-8884
Exterior. Image © Marc Goodwin

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