Domain Architect's pitched roofs in Sky Yards Hotel create micro yards in Xiuwu County, China.
Surrounded by an unfinished building site, wasteland and industrial sites, this 48-room hotel in a small town is not blessed with beautiful surroundings. Fortunately, Taihang Mountain is visible from two major sides.
A hotel room is commonly designed as an outward box to maximize the view. We rejected this conventional model and reinvented the experience in a typical room: a micro, private courtyard with a scroll-like view of the sky and the mountain, while the view below eye-level is blocked. The design evokes the traditional Chinese garden making methodology of concealing and revealing.
This project has been longlisted in the hospitality building category of Dezeen Awards 2021.
Architect: Domain Architects
Project: Sky Yards Hotel