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Boat Rooms on the Fuchun River
by Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China

Zheng Shi

Boat Rooms is a riverside retreat that lies on the bank of Fuchun River in Jiande city, China.

The concept and shape of the boat rooms take its root in a local social custom. The boat room is designed with a timber structure, for the purpose of satisfying the onsite conditions. The boat-rooms inherit the traditional awning boat design of the same origin.

The construction method is clean, simple and efficient and thus is the best way to protect the ecological environment.

For the guests, it is a poetic dwelling in the mundane world that allows them to fall asleep in a boat surrounded with blue water.


This project has been longlisted in the hospitality building category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Architect: Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China
Project: Boat Rooms on the Fuchun River

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