When the architect returns to the craftsman
When an architect returns to the role of a craftsman, and departs from electronic technology to rely on years of experience to physically and accurately control the building, the work can truly be unique. The boundary between sculpture and architecture is blurred again, and the distance between art and life is gradually getting closer. The architect’s pursuit of details is the true craftsman quality.
“Lan Shan Su” Boutique B&B Hotel is located in Fuxian Lake-Xiaowan B&B area. The design fully considers the interaction between the building and the terrain environment.
As a hotel landmark, the single “ant colony” of a small building plays the role of a VIP suite in function. At the same time, it breaks the traditional construction elements and reconstructs the old terrain in the entire site environment.
The designer hopes to break people’s inherent impression of functional rooms through the shaping of space, and to feel the power of nature and light in the interweaving of avant-garde space experience and daily living in a hotel.
The architectural shape is inspired by ant nests.
In a children’s painting with the theme of an ant nest, you can see the children’s imagination about the space function and transportation of the ant nest. Through the three-dimensional design and construction, the children’s interest in the eyes of ordinary people and the interweaving space of light and shadow in the designer’s view are merged into one, so that different The user group can feel the impact of spatial organization changes.
Nature’s potential for space construction is endless.
Absorbing natural elements is a call to human nature and wildness.
The power from nature is the most primitive, direct, and capable of touching people.
The site was originally an abandoned residential water cellar, located at the corner of the turning slope, sinking into the low terrain, but at the same time located at the entrance of the hotel.
The bold insertion of “ant nest” breaks the usual practice of green coverage, injects vitality into the negative space of the site, and becomes the hotel’s landmark and “welcome card”.
The curved surface can blur the junction of light and dark and guide light softly.
At the same time, the curved wall is covered with folds and texture, which naturally guides people through the space.
When the spatial volume of curved surface structure is given simple functions, the surrealistic space can softly stimulate the human senses.
The texture, light, and space are intertwined with each other, which can give people a soft touch.
The design process of ant’s nest is completely separated from computer modeling and depends on the architect’s years of accumulated experience and on-site control.
Only when architects have returned to the status of craftsmen can they truly feel the space through the entity and grasp the details of the carving.
No standard drawings were drawn in the early stage, and the architect “painted” on the spot.
Hand braided steel “spine”
Hand braided steel “spine”
Spray surface cement
After the completion of the body construction, field testing and fixed-point installation of light sources.
项目名称：阑珊宿·蚂蚁窝主题酒店 Project Name: Lanshansu Ant's Nest Theme Hotel 项目地址：玉溪市澄江县小湾村 Project address: Xiaowan Village, Chengjiang County, Yuxi City 建筑面积：120平方米 Building area: 120 square meters 设计理念：慵懒的午后时光 Design Concept: Lazy afternoon 项目业主：玉溪阑珊宿酒店管理有限公司 Project owner: Yuxi Lanshansu Hotel Management Co., Ltd. 设计机构：长空创作 Design agency: Changkong Creation 设计主创：张宝华 Designer: Zhang Baohua 设计团队：刘思唐 靖旭初 蒋应强 王春艺 李泉江 周林华 Design team: Liu Sitang, Jing Xuchu, Jiang Yingqiang, Wang Chunyi, Li Quanjiang, Zhou Linhua 项目摄影：靖旭初 Project Photography: Jing Xuchu 项目主材：原木、水泥、玻璃 Main materials of the project: Logs, cement, glass 软装陈设：定制家俱、枯枝、布艺、木绣 Soft furnishings: custom furniture, dead branches, cloth art, wood embroidery 设计时间：2017年 Design time: 2017 竣工时间：2020年7月 Completion time: July 2020