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Rose garden Boutique Hotel / JSPA Design

Rose garden Boutique Hotel / JSPA Design

Angle. Image Courtesy of JSPA DesignEast facade. Image Courtesy of JSPA DesignLiving room. Image Courtesy of JSPA DesignTerrace. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design+ 38

Huzhou, China
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Angle. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
Angle. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design

Text description provided by the architects. Located in Daixi, a small town between Huzhou and Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, the site was formed by a gentle slope at the bottom side of a hill covered with tea fields and surrounded by bamboo forest. The project consisted of the creation of a rose plantation used for cosmetics production along with a hospitality program including SPA, Hotel and Rose Museum.

Angle. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
Angle. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design

The first phase started with a small building with few rooms and public spaces from which the rest of the project will be developed. A place where the site will be apprehended and understood. An old farm with its traditional Zhejiang rural architecture was already present on-site and we choose to preserve this existing building and settle the project next to it.

South facade. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
South facade. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design

The idea was to try to understand the old local construction techniques and materials in order to find a rational and efficient way to build in this area and therefore anchor the project in its site. The project is settled perpendicularly to the existing farm to create a dialogue between the two buildings while a terrace and a swimming pool are connecting the two entities together.

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Facade. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
Facade. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design

The architecture of the project works with the archetypal form of the house: a unique volume covered with a pitched roof of traditional tiles. This volume is then perturbated by the addition of four prominent steel boxes. The first of them, an eight meters high steel frame cuts the building open and creates an exterior circulation space: a flight of stairs leading to the second floor and an outdoor gallery.

Facade. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
Facade. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design

Three other steel boxes organize the façade and manage the relationship between the interior and exterior. They create intimate alcoves going out of the building and framing the surrounding landscape.

Living room. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
Living room. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
Kitchen. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
Kitchen. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design

The ground floor is made of rammed earth and hosts the four rooms of the project. This heavy material allows providing a good thermal and acoustic insulation while creating an interesting texture left visible on the facade and in the rooms. It is equally a rational contemporary way of building and a subtle reference to the local architecture.

Terrace. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
Terrace. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design

On the second floor, meeting rooms and living spaces are settled. The building becomes lighter and uses wood for the facade. The wooden parts of the façade are the ones allowing to create openings: on the first floor they become doors to enter the rooms and on the second floor they take the form of shutters allowing natural ventilation and the total opening of the space to the outside.

Sofa. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
Sofa. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
Room. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
Room. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
Detail. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
Detail. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design

The roof structure uses a combination of steel and wood to allow a long span and create a high volume for the public spaces of the project with the wooden rafters and steel profiles left visible. On the south side, a large covered terrace is created and offers an open view of the surrounding landscape.

Angle. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design
Angle. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design

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Address:Rose garden, Daixi Village, Wuxing District, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China

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Cite: "Rose garden Boutique Hotel / JSPA Design" 13 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/928257/rose-garden-boutique-hotel-jspa-design> ISSN 0719-8884
Facade. Image Courtesy of JSPA Design

玫瑰庄园酒店 / 卓汉苏文建筑事务所

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