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Architects create a playful labyrinth design for a boutique hotel in China

Space constraints isn’t really a surprising issue when it comes to China but designing a hotel in just 390 square meters is a whole new challenge altogether. However, Zhaoyang Architects did spin a pleasant take on the job when it came to designing Sunyata Hotel in this limited space in Dali Old Town, China.

Image © Pengfei Wang

Image © Pengfei Wang

Image © Pengfei Wang

Image © Pengfei Wang

Image © Pengfei Wang

The solids and voids play extend to the rooms however, since the structure is irregular, all the rooms are varyingly different from each other. The architects adopted the method of treating each room like a different building while designing the hotel and this has certainly added a personalised charm to all of them. The maze-like structure would definitely make the guests curious with its countless subtly covered divisions and openings.

Image © Pengfei Wang

Image © Pengfei Wang

Image © Pengfei Wang

Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

The small boutique hotel is made up of concrete walls, sandwiched between timber boards and painted in soft grey. The architects have quite meticulously played with negative and positive spaces throughout the structure to make it look and feel airier. The structure quite obviously does not have any scenic view to offer as it is surrounded by buildings from everywhere however, a hidden garden in the courtyard designed by the architects act as the perfect surprise for the guests as they find their way through the corridors to the open space.

Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

h/t: Design Boom

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