作者：LEW & ASSOCIATES 时间：2023-08-04
We never built a building on a mountain
We build a building that belongs to that mountain
Located in Chongqing Nantian Lake scenic area，the entire landscape area primarily follows the ecological and leisure type of vacation mode, living with cool climate in summer and snow-covered in winter next to the lake. After a site visit, it was found that the buildings in this area are relatively aging and the hotel market is seriously homogeneous. Respecting the precondition of its locale natural elements, we started with the branding, and then moved on to the architecture remodel and interior design.
The initial letter "n" of "Nantian Lake" in Chinese spelling is extracted as our core clue. Also "n" has the sense of "doorway" in form for responding to the arch form of the original building, and conveying the multiple meanings of "nature, openness and connection" in terms of emotional expression. While combining with the site's hydrophilic characteristics and propagating attributes, we ultimately named the brand “Nanbay”.
The entire hotel consists of three stacked European-style villas in series, whose design are relatively increasing the design difficulty due to the appearance of the building's pitched roof structure and limited floor heights, coupled with the small size of the rooms in the villas.
We integrate the architectural design language and thinking into the spatial configuration to interpret the design theme. The the curvature and straightness transformation of the line--- "n" element reshape the form and scale of the building, in which seeing white color as natural basement for its simplicity and warmth to better echo the atmosphere of the place. It stands out from the region and offers a brand new experience.
原花园空地新建拓展作为公区部分，通过 Cafe Bistro，经由接待区进入。因增加了酒店的开放性及产品特色，餐厅可单独对外营业。扩大入口序列、梳理动线，有效的避免人流集中交汇。
Going through Cafe Bistro and via the reception sector, the new extension on the basis of original garden is used as public area. Due to the increased openness and product characteristics of the hotel, the restaurant can be operated separately. Expanding the entrance sequence and streamlining the flow of movement effectively avoids the centralized intersection of people.
The design conceives to create a composite space which could be a delicate coffee bar, a whisky bar under the night falls and lights on, a dinning-room, or a outdoor barbecue, to integrate multiple experience. As the stunning secnery from outdoors seeping into the interior through the windows, the guests leisurely sitting in front of the windows could appricate the pleasure of being hidden in the wild.
The curved rotary staircase， full with a great sense of streamline， runs through the whole three upper and lower floors. Taking the architectural space and artistic form as the skeleton, the guest rooms well-regulated broaden the scale of each type of room by the structure’s grafting, dismantling and erection. For increasing the hotel's openness and product characteristics, we design to transform the rooftop space into a parent-child suite loft.
In the interior part, we deliberately weaken the decorative effect by holding the original color and texture, and enable the moderate white space fitting with minimalist line to highlight the sense of space.Take the connection between field and interior into fully consideration, we could enable each floor of the building interact well with the natural environment and allow more sceneries to penetrate.
The mature use of curved lines extends the wireless tension of the space, and the symmetrical aesthetics that can be seen everywhere carries inborn elegant and romantic atmosphere, interpreting the same cozy experience in different scenes.
Compared with just building a hotel here, we do rather target to associate human beings together, to build a medium between natural and common life via space, and to construct a stylish Utopia resort in this picture-like space of rivers and mountains.