Guilin Lebei Homestay Hotel by aoe

Lebei Homestay Hotel

The project is located in Guilin, Guangxi, a famous scenic tourist city. The climate is mild and pleasant, with lush trees and a small river flowing through the site. The hotel is located beside the small river. Based on the local climate and environment, To create an immersive accommodation experience close to nature has become the biggest goal of the design.

The history of the hotel can be traced back to ancient civilization. It is a kind of shelter with a wide view and practicality while avoiding danger. We applied the concept into the project, It allows visitors to get a closer relationship with the nature. The building is raised to a height of 5 meters. The elevated building is light and interest and can have the widest view. At the same time, the height of the tree house is the same as the tree canopy. Looking out of the window,there are lush trees, giving people the experience of shuttling through the jungle.

There are 13 units to have five different forms that with different areas and shapes. Among them, the area about 27 square meters. The main activity area concentrated on the first floor and the second floor which uses the triangular space to create a crawling space for children to play. For the other apartment types, the children’s bedroom is located on the second floor, the first floor is the public area and the bedroom for adults, this area about 45 square meters.

Indoors, the first and second floors are connected by climbing ladders that allow children to play in the room. Type B and Type C use an outdoor slide to connect the second floor and the first floor to become a place for children to entertain. Type D uses artificial thatch as the roof, the whole is curved and have natural feeling. Unit E uses wooden slats as the façade, which is spliced to form an ellipse, the style are unique and childlike.

Along the winding and floating plank roads, you can find the house in different positions. At the same time, the plank road is connected to the second floor of the inn, leading the people to the area of the room. On the plank road, we set up slides, slings and other entertainment facilities, which are connected to the ground garden in the vertical direction and convenient for children to play.

At the same time, there is a leisure space for viewing, allowing people to watch and relax among the treetops. The overhead of the trestle bridge and hotel allows the ground floor to escape to the maximum, it can reduces the impact on the surroundings and also obtains a free panoramic garden. Under the shelter of surrounding buildings and trees, it is also cool and comfortable in summer. Source by aoe.

  • Location: Guilin, Guangxi, China
  • Architect: aoe
  • Lead Architect: Wen Qun
  • Design team: Jiahan Liang , Liuqing Liu Jianxin Li Ruixue Fan
  • Owner: Sunac (Beijing) Cultural Tourism Planning Research Institute Co., Ltd.
  • Building area: 608.01 square meters
  • Completion time: June 2021
  • Photographs: Runzi Zhu, Courtesy of aoe

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