The essence of collection of books lies in having good command of ancient literature and broad knowledge with chronical events as longitude and latitude. With disorder being regulated and scattering being converged, freedom dwells amid unity and the authenticity of Tao is reflected in all manifestations.
The project is situated in a famous tourist site, Huancui District, Weihai, Shandong Province. "The vast expanse of green waves, embellishment of greenery, the breathtaking view of both ocean and mountains." Dependent on the blessed natural environment, "Huancui · Collection" (also known as MountView Place) emerged at an opportune time. The essence and energy of the Heaven and Earth have been combined to generate the aesthetics of coexistence, which brings peace, solace, freedom and elegance.
As a guesthouse with 9 guestrooms, the space is also equipped with a multi-functional display hall, a teaching room for customized image, a life therapy hall, an exchange center for tea culture and a dining hall.
In the name of "collection", the project meets the function orientation of a comprehensive cultural life hall, expressing the complex's pursuit of the philosophy of all things in one.
By eliminating the boundary of man and nature and returning to the beauty of mountain field, the construction is combined through a series connection space structure. Close interaction has been formed through connection with the central courtyard based on construction unit erected in different base environment, presenting various shapes, different heights and twists and turns.
Harmonious coexistence is realized based on delicate deduction of space logic and structure, permeation between building and landscape. The stacking and alternation of building blocks produce a crisscross light and shadow effect. The progressive tour line and the mirror-dividing window viewfinder make each and every space a scenery. Among the viewers' interaction of visual and emotional experience, a chord is struck in the depths of time when the world is vast and the river of time is long.
With the stacked stone as the inscription and the greeting of the bamboo shadow, you can bask in gentle breeze and warm sunshine, and mingle with the light and dust.
You can walk on the narrow path of the stone steps and knock the half-closed door standing between the green stones. The original large undecorated concrete wall and the wood ceiling have formed an independent and open reception lobby. A natural transition of the interior and the exterior has been realized amid the fine balance struck by comparison of old and new materials, the rough power of architecture and the warm wood texture.
An accurate and exquisite proportion aesthetics is illustrated through abundant and harmonious material composition and facade combination relationship. With the exposed concrete bearing pillar as the center, the front reception area and the box unit of the lounge area reinforce each other.
The far-and-near picture organically composed by wood frame on the wall, the bar-shaped reception counter and the French window exudes a plain and elegant atmosphere, allowing the viewers to appreciate the ancient people's pursuit of grace and leisure.
The subterranean display room is a semi-open space, and the grass window adjacent to the road outdoors provides opportunity for interaction between the passersby and the complex. The comfortable and serene atmosphere allows people to linger.
The reflection of the central courtyard at the first floor above the water allows the virtuality and reality to complement each other, escaping the representation of the substantial matter and extending a broad and infinite spiritual world. With water as the mirror, the solid image of architecture has been softened, allowing space to form flexible permeation.
The flowing light and shadow have made the layers and depth of field richer. The garden landscape where water meets the sky extends indoors, presenting a poetic and beautiful scenery. As the sun sets, the water view is shrouded in fog, rising until combining with the mountain air. The mountain view appears hazier, recluse and plain.
Compared to abundant behavioral experience provided by the multifunctional supporting area at the first floor, the second floor with guest rooms is more inclined to construct an excluded space closer to heart and nature.
The plain white wall and grey bricks, the delicate oak material, the plain beddings and containers are all placed amid adjustment of overlapping relationship. It is like a drifting heart has found resonance and solace amid mountain and water.
A clean body and mind, and the shared color of sky and mountain, Huancui · Collection space follows the way of nature and constructs inherent ethos of the complex. The viewers thus are able to arouse perception and feelings through contemplation and forgetting of things and self, reaching the true feelings deep in the heart.