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Tsingpu Baisha Retreat / Tsutsumi & Associates

Tsingpu Baisha Retreat / Tsutsumi & Associates

© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo) © Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo) © Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo) © Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo) + 66

Renovation  · 
Lijiang, China
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Tsutsumi & Associates
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    2482.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    LURAIN, PG, 东陶, 冠军瓷砖, 西顿照明
  • Lead Architects

    Tsutsumi & Associates (Yoshimasa Tsutsumi, Siming Li, Weiwei Shi, Lin Song, Jun Cu)
  • Photographs

  • Client

  • Production

    Shaoyin Tian
  • Lighting Design

    Lightmoment (Keigo Tanaka, Yoshihiro Kanamori)
  • Facility Planning

    Beijing Dongzhouji Technical Consultation (Hoshiaki Ishikawa, (Hoshiaki Ishikawa, Katsunori Takebayashi, Ryuji Yamazaki)
  • Structural Design

    Beijing Yanhuang International Architecture & Engineering (Liansheng Bao, Yanhui Liu)
  • Construction

    Yunnan Lixiang Zhuangshi Sheji Gongcheng Youxian Gongsi
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© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)
© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)

Text description provided by the architects. An increasing number of old houses in rural area are being renovated to resort hotels targeting for city dwellers recently in China. This project is located in Baisha Village, Yunnan Province, where is an idyllic rural area with Naxi traditional houses.

© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)
© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)
1F plan
1F plan
© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)
© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)

The masonry façade of the old houses is made by stacking local Wuhua-stones, and people can take a view of the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain nearby. We were requested to reuse the four existing houses and the main gate, also build new buildings in irregular shaped extended site around them.

Axonometric
Axonometric

First, we assume that the only wooden frame structures of the existing buildings were exposed. Under this condition, we set the combination of randomly stacked stone volumes to make various cozy platforms for enjoying the view of the snow mountain and the village.

© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)
© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)

On the other hand, the roofs are regularly arranged starting from the existing 4 sections so as to let buildings harmonize with the traditional surrounding environment. As a result, the exposed wooden frame structures and wall surfaces were compared with the hard outer shell of Wuhua-stones, so the lightness and the heaviness form a sharp contrast.

© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)
© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)
Roof plan
Roof plan
© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)
© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)

For the external hollow Wuhua-stone wall to have the both of floating feeling and solemn presence, the plane of each stone was made trapezium to conceal the laminated line on the wall surface. The light wall in guestrooms and at eye-stop of corridor was made of local material Donba paper, and a gradation wooden louver was installed to suppress the light moderately.

© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)
© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)
section B
section B
© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)
© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)

Insert new thoughts using local materials counter to old memories such as aged wooden structures or rough masonry walls. With mere nostalgic preservation, it is only to plot a point in the space-time coordinates. For memories to connect the past and the future in a spiral way, we initiatively overlay new and old times and spaces in this architecture.

© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)
© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)

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Project location

Address: Zhongyi Sishe, Baisha Village, Baisha Town, Lijiang, Yunnan, China

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Cite: "Tsingpu Baisha Retreat / Tsutsumi & Associates" 07 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/895689/tsingpu-baisha-retreat-tsutsumi-and-associates/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)

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