Nanchawan·Shiwu Tribe Homestay
Jury's Favorite in Architectural Design - Restoration & Renovation
Huang Xiaofeng, Liang Zhangmeng, Zhang Zhixiang
Nanchawan Village, Yiling District, Yichang City, Hubei Province
The project is located in South Chawan Village, Yichang City. The village is surrounded by half-annular stone mountains and two crossed rivers. The ancients of village people lived here for centuries, which makes local people still kept the most traditional relations. The local traditional stone building technology achieved the original ecological way of life.
The two houses used to belong to local brothers. The exterior part was crafted with stones.
To preserve the texture of the stone walls, the original wooden structure had taken place by the steel frame structure. Set large glazed windows on stone walls, and the removed stones were laid as the interior side of walls.
To preserve the integrated structure for the in & outside of stone walls, a glass box with a steel structure combining two buildings in the middle, as the lobby and courtyard for the main entrance. And there's a stairway leading to the 2nd floor is set behind the courtyard.
There are two respectively public spaces in Western and Chinese style on the 1st floor. The western-style area set a cafe and enclosed fireplace to meet guests' social communication needs. For guests' different needs, the place for Calligraphy