Atelier d'More has created a boutique hotel in a village on the outskirts of Beijing to provide inward reflection on a courtyard garden.
The project is a minimalist white two-storey building that centres on a rectangular courtyard to create an inward view in the absence of surrounding scenery. Several further small semi-enclosed courtyards create a series of interactions between the tearoom, guest rooms, walls and main courtyard within the multi-level space.
The white facade makes the building abstract and sculptural. The rendering of white material creates a sense of blurred boundary between the wall and the upper reaches of the building, encouraging the flow of space and natural light to blend into one.
Architect: Atelier d'More
Project: Sleeping Lab-Arch