Designing a Honeycomb-Inspired Hotel in Sichuan's Countryside

By Matthew Bossons, July 23, 2019

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Project name: Nan’an Xiangyuan Hotel
Location: Anren Ancient Town, Sichuan province
Complex area: 30,000 square meters
Design company: Jiangsu Zhaozhi Construction Technology, Chengdu Anren Overseas Chinese City Cultural Tourism Development, Sichuan Delan Landscape Design
The brief: Located in Anren Ancient Town, a popular destination for those interested in Chinese history and culture, Nan’an Xiangyuan Hotel features modular rooms reminiscent of your favorite childhood tree fort – only far more luxurious. Anren is located roughly an hour’s drive from Sichuan’s provincial capital of Chengdu and is home to a diverse array of museums, as well as preserved mansions.

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Forty-two honeycomb-shaped rooms dot the 30,000-square-meter hotel grounds, which is mainly composed of a large scenic lavender field.

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Faux-wood flooring and lower wall paneling create a homey, almost cabin-like feel.

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Sleeping quarters are flooded with natural light thanks to the large window set above the beds, which also offers commanding views of the surrounding countryside.

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Each and every bee hive-inspired treehouse includes a cozy dining or tea area.

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Each accommodation boasts a ‘rooftop’ patio, which designers have tied into the honeycomb theme by way of a pergola-esque wooden frame that rises above the deck.

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The interior floor space of each treehouse ranges from 32 to 76 square meters.


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