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Site:   Huangshan, Anhui |
Type:   Addition, Boutique Hostel |
Scale:   200 sq.m. |
Design/Built:   2003 |

The young owner intends to turn the old compound into a contem­porary boutique “pensione”. The design takes inspiration from the “dialogue” with the old house, and results in a geometrically contained but spatially open box. The new building keeps a similar massing as the traditional houses, yet through its dark exterior wall creates a ‘contex­tual contrast’ that maintains a connection with the surrounding urban fabric while challenging the traditional architectural language.