团队：张志坤 梁鑫 徐桦 刘悦
Project: Moganshan B&B
Location: Moganshan, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China
Type: Architecture / Interior / Landscape
Total area：1078 Sqm
Architecture area: 432 Sqm
Covered area：144 Sqm
Team: Zhang Zhikun / Liang Xin / Xu Hua / Liu Yue
The project is based in the west of Ganlu Tea Factory in Moganshan Town, Deqing County, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province. Ganlu tea factory is operated by two brothers who want to promote the local tea-picking industry by rebuilding the old house. At the back of the old house, a bamboo forest extends to the north. There’s a tea field in the east and expansive mountains in front.
The old house had been demolished and the site had been levelled by the owners when we first arrived. According to the restriction of local policies, the length, width and height of new buildings must be less than 12m, therefore, the new house is shaped like a cubic, isolated in a vacant lot. Meanwhile, the owner intended to maintain the price as cheap as possible. He and his family also regard it as their new home, where they will live and work once the B&B is finished. The project is now both a “home” and a commercial structure that serves the public.
The project site is surrounded by a rich and diverse landscape and vegetation, but it is rather cluttered. Therefore, we tried to reorganize the visually seen scenery, seeking the surrounding sequoias, tea fields, bamboo forests and distant mountains from multiple angles and heights, forming a visual counterpoint. At the same time, the paths inside the building are designed from high to low, corresponding to the peaks, valleys, foot of the mountains, foothills and mountainside, rhythmically arranging each view to each window view, just like an unfolding landscape scroll.
In order to dissolve the dull square body originally formed due to the construction conditions, we extend the original overhanging balcony diagonally, forming a visual effect that each floor of the building has a different orientation, making the building’s physical form richer, while also ensuring the construction difficulty and overall cost control of civil engineering.
The windows and doors of the building are set up with different opening methods for different views and rooms. The functionality of the windows is enriched by the addition of movable panels that can be folded and turned up on the window sleeve, which can be used as a bar in the room when the panels are turned up.
The layout of the interior of the building is designed to integrate the B&B with the home, and the ground floor of the house is set up as a common living space for the home and the B&B. The private room forms a closed dining room through a mobile partition, which can be used as a business box of the B&B as well as a dining room of the home. The living room in the lobby provides a space for family and guests to interact with each other in the B&B. The overall building is connected to the visual counterpoint experience on different floors by setting up three open spaces. To ensure that the sunlight can accurately enter the interior, we adjusted the size of the window openings and the slope of the ceiling based on a 1:15 solid hand model. The outdoor atrium on the third floor brings nature and sky light into the interior, blurring the boundary between interior and exterior.