Zenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects

Zenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects

Zenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, FacadeZenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, FacadeZenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Brick, Facade, CourtyardZenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects - Interior Photography, Brick, Windows, Facade+ 31

Zhoushan, China
  • Design Team : Yixin Guo, Yongli Yao, Peng Xiao
  • Structural Design : Wei Chen
  • Landscape Design : Shengzhe Shen, Yixing Guo
  • City : Zhoushan
  • Country : China
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Zenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
main facade. Image © Weiqi Jin

Text description provided by the architects. Zenstay Hotel is the ideal home for a post-80s couple on the eastern end of mainland China, originally a stone house on a hillside in the middle of the island. Sitting and watching the tides rise and fall, and weathered by the elements, the stone house has contributed to the rustic island culture and the beauty of the years. The "local dwelling" and "natural texture" are the entry points for the design of the Zenstay Hotel.

Zenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
entrance. Image © Weiqi Jin
Zenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects - Interior Photography, Stairs
model. Image © Shengzhe Shen
Zenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Brick, Facade, Courtyard
2F platform. Image © Weiqi Jin

The project preserves the stone walls, wooden floor slabs, wooden roof frame and grey tiled sloping roof of the old building to the greatest extent, creating a simple and original living space. At the same time, white blocks are inserted at the entrance of the ground floor to link the originally separated public spaces and give them a sense of depth; an outdoor atrium is set up in the centre of the lobby to regulate the light and atmosphere;

Zenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
new built cantilever guest room. Image © Weiqi Jin
Zenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects - Interior Photography, Brick, Windows, Facade
atrium. Image © Weiqi Jin

through the frame structure, several white blocks are elevated on the third floor and their orientation is reversed to match the landscape; above the third floor, a roof terrace is formed to meet the supporting functions, such as infinity pool, amphitheatre and gathering space.

Zenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade, Glass, Beam, Concrete
old and new. Image © Weiqi Jin

The new part creates a high quality functional experience of the current Minshuku, while the old part retains the character of the local architecture. The purpose between the old and the new is clear, creating a dramatic opposition. The atrium, the staircase and the high-ceilinged grey space are used to blur and attempt to reconcile this layered conflict, ultimately achieving spatial unity and stability.

Zenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects - Exterior Photography, Coast
rooftop swimming pool. Image © Weiqi Jin
Zenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
2F platform. Image © Weiqi Jin

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Address:Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China

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Cite: "Zenstay Boutique Hotel / Zen-In Architects" 20 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/960297/zenstay-boutique-hotel-zen-in-architects> ISSN 0719-8884
aerial night view. Image © Weiqi Jin

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