Architectural firm ZJJZ was tapped to craft a design destination in the remote village of Tuanjie as part of a government effort to alleviate economically depressed areas in rural China with agricultural tourism.
With no local architectural vernacular to draw on, the firm sought "to capture the beauty of nature with tranquil forms that harmonize with the surrounding environment." For the Woodhouse Hotel, the architects opted to build the cluster of 10 cabins in three different, equally striking shapes: a rectangle, triangle, and trapezoid.
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Structural and Civil Engineer: Guiyang Architectural Design & Surveying Prospecting Co., Ltd
Client: Guizhou Dafa Tourism Development Co., Ltd.
Photographer: Laurian Ghinitoiu