Boatyard Hotel 船坞酒店
The Boatyard Hotel is situated in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. The overall form of the building is borrowed from the canopy roof of the crow-top boats. The longitudinal juxtaposition of the deformed semi-circular top brings a unique feeling to the interior space and unifies the indoor and outdoor experience.
The internal spatial sequence is divided into horizontal and vertical axes. The vertical axis runs through the private and public areas, while the horizontal axis distinguishes the active and tranquil spaces with corridors and courtyards. The visual transition from darkness to light, and the contrast and sensory impact reinforce the tranquil atmosphere of the lobby space.
The coherent layout, connecting outdoor, semi-outdoor, and indoor spaces, bestows the public areas and guest rooms with a unique spatial rhythm, allowing residents to experience the changes in weather and the flow of landscapes while resting.