The name of the hotel “Change Vacation Hotel” came from a poem of Tao Yuan-Ming, who was a poet in Song Dynasty. «Ah, homeward bound I go! »: “The farmers will come and tell me that spring is here and there will be work to do at the western farm.”Tao Yuan-Ming’s idyllic life with freedom and no worries is the client’s original intention to establish this hotel. The client wants to create an inn where they can talk and drink with the guests from different places.This old and plain courtyard house of Bai nationality, has a very different interior. San Fang Yi Zhaobi, literally meaning three buildings forming a U and a fourth wall as a screen, is a traditional Bai residential structure. The decorations on the screen wall present different feelings with the changes of the weather and light, and they co-exist harmoniously with the old Bai residential courtyard house.
The bamboo outside the courtyard, the grey brick on the ground, the screen wall beside the sky-well and the pool all follow the theme of “quiet, clean and mirror” at the beginning of our design. “Quiet” means to create a quiet environment for all the guests; “Clean” is the pool, to create a feeling of clean and clear; “Mirror” is to reflect all the beautiful things in the water.
Respecting human’s behaviors and feelings in the space is also the core of the space design, which is to make the space good and comfortable to use. The simple and clean guestrooms, the tea room of primitive simplicity, Change Vacation Hotel shows a different beauty in this hustle and bustle world everywhere. Here, you can sit in the yard and enjoy the view of Cangshan mountain in a trance.
In the aspect of spatial esthetics, we take culture and art into consideration, and ensure the specific temperament and uniqueness of the space. Dali Change Vacation Hotel mainly use culture to solve the spatial situation. We use a contemporary way to interpret the tradition. For the architecture, we respect the local builder and only comb and reorganize the buildings without any design. For the guestrooms, we use architectural skills to express their relationship with tradition in a contemporary way.
Chief designers: Jiang Xiao-Lin, Wang Dong-Lei, Chen Ma-Gui
Design Company: Co-Direction Interior Design (www.cdd-china.com)
Developer: Change Hotel Management Co., Ltd
Location: Dali, Yunnan Province, China
Area: 2050 ㎡
Main Materials: Timber Veneer, Antique Brass, Granite, Grey Marble, Wooden Floor, Rustic Tile
Completion Time: 2015.12
Photographer: Jing Xu-Feng
Founder and Design Director of Co-Direction Interior Design
Jiang Xiao-Lin has great artistic accomplishment, and is good at turning his art appreciation experience into design motivation. He has years of experience in exploring interior design, and has been committed to combining traditional eastern aesthetic spirit with contemporary design techniques. He has led Co-Direction Interior Design developed diversified designs.
“Based on current situation, I want to design something new. We think that space scenario is something viable, we keep its vitality and make it conveys a temperament of cultural art, thus gain it new values.” Co-Direction Interior Design emphasizes study, pays attention to design methods, thus accomplish practices in many design fields such as high-end property, boutique resort hotel, commercial space, top-level private house etc.. Co-Direction Interior Design insists in pursuing of innovation, doing designs with its heart and soul, and is immersed in R&D of products. It is an experienced design team with international vision and keen insight towards the frontier market. It is good at integrating all kinds of resources, and provides owners with complete and efficient interior design consulting service and FF&E solutions.