Zuopan Home Stay is located in the Yuanyi village of Gangyan town, Chongming Island. The original building is a house built by the villagers, a 3-story main building and a single-story attached building, with a construction area of about 465 square meters and a site area of about 618 square meters. The west and south sides are close to the neighbors’ houses, and the east and north sides are open boxwood nursery trees fields.
Under the plan of rural revitalization model village, houses in the village have been transformed into white walls and gray tiles. The town government entrusts this private house to the owner. The basic demand is to transform it into a boutique home stay, and the architectural style after transformation should be relatively unified with surrounding private houses.
▲改造前基地和主楼建筑The site and main building before renovation
In this site with weak surrounding landscape resources, the space experience and atmosphere need to rely on the interior design, especially the design of semi-outdoor space.
Due to the limitation of building scale, the operation of home stay is more inclined to be in the form of whole building charter, for family, relatives and friends gathering, as well as short-term leisure vacation for small groups.
We designed the three rooms on the ground floor of the main building as a bar, restaurant and kitchen restaurant, each with a small outdoor pavilion to the south. Two standard rooms and three suites are planned for the second and third floors. On the south side of the guest rooms are semi-outdoor leisure corridor and landscape courtyard on the south side. On the west side, a single-storey annex houses a family-style kitchen and round-table dining room. The north courtyard is a swimming pool and a summerhouse.
The main entrance is a doorway space constructed of bamboo and steel. The grille blocks the view from the outside, which is transparent but not rigid, creating a hazy feeling. The floor is made of old stone slabs from Jinyun County. Visitors need to slow down and walk to two courtyards in the north and south.
▲进入门廊后望向南庭院Enter the porch and look to the south courtyard
▲门廊内部The interior of a porch
Hazy curtain wall
Hazy is not only a simple design form, but also a strategy to deal with the building and surrounding environment, and a design technique to create a scene atmosphere.
The building is facing the neighbor’s house in the south, it needs to have a certain sense of privacy. At the same time, the wind, light and sight can also penetrate. Therefor, a bamboo and steel curtain wall is designed for the leisure corridor on the second floor. The interior wall of the corridor uses black brushed wood, and the ceiling is painted with black paint to create a quiet atmosphere. When looking out, the corridor creates a transformed blur.
▲入口门廊和二楼廊道Entrance porch and second floor gallery
▲建筑与南庭院Building with south courtyard
▲格栅幕墙和建筑主体形成了虚实的层次The grille curtain wall
▲二楼休闲廊道Leisure corridor on the second floor
▲凉亭看南庭院 Looking south courtyard from the pavilion
The boundary-lessness of the space is also reflected in the circulation and the the design of the doors. Opening the bamboo steel moving door reveals the indoor east-west corridor, the main circulation space of the house. The bamboo steel framed glass doors of the rooms, facing north and south side, can be completely opened, which not only forms the circulation in all directions, but also let the visitors have a glimpse of the opposite courtyard through the interior.
▲入户大门&室内通廊Entrance door & interior corridor
▲餐厅 Dining room
Simple and Elegant Interior
The tranquility of the lounge corridor continues into the guest rooms, where large glazing windows to the north of the rooms provide good views and bring in a steady stream of natural light. The black wire-drawn wood panel integrates functional furniture such as tea bar and luggage rack, as well as functional spaces such as wash table, shower room and toilet. Black and white ceilings are paired with soft sofas, chairs and smoky oak flooring, giving the room a sleek and comfortable feel.
▲二楼休闲廊道Leisure corridor on the second floor
▲客房1（套房）Room 1 (Suite)
▲客房卫生间局部Part of guest room toilet
▲客房2（标房）7/5000 Room 2 (Standard room)
The gallery on the third floor opens up the view. The design of the window holes brings good ventilation and lighting, and you can overlook the nursery of half the Yuanyi village.
▲三楼廊道 Third floor corridor
▲客房5（大套房）Room 5 (Large Suite)
南庭院宜“ 静” ，北庭院则宜“ 动” 。庭院空间具有开放感，夏天的游泳、戏水，用餐、冬天的壁炉和烧烤将是这里的活动主题。
The south courtyard should be ‘quiet’, while the north courtyard should be ‘dynamic’. The courtyard space is open where you can swim and dining in the summer, and build a fireplace and barbecue in the winter.
▲北立面夜景Night view of north facade
Project Name: Chongming Island Zuopan Home Stay
Type: Architectural Renovation, Interior, Landscape
Location: No. 308, Yuanyi Village, Gangyan Town, Chongming District, Shanghai
Design Principal: Wang Shaorong
Project Leader: Zhu Jialei
Design Team: Wang Yin, He Xiaoyu, Wang Haoyu, Yang Li
Landscape Consultant: Shanghai Randao Landscape Planning & Design Co., LTD
Contractor: Shanghai Zhonghe Landscape Engineering Co., LTD
Site Area: 618㎡
Building Area: 475㎡
Design Stage：June – September 2020
Completion: June 2021
Photography: Zhu Runzi