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IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

China Architecture News - May 07, 2021 - 13:13   5763 views

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

In Chinese classical literature, hometown and dreamland are often connected to each other, but separated by the end of the world. People and hometown are interdependent with each other through the entire endless life, which is perfectly integrated in the General Mansion in the remote mountains of Xichang.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

Today, together with IDMatrix, strolling among the century-old pavilions in the southwest of Qionghai coast, haunting the dream of generals for generations, they don't want to wake up.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

Past life

After a hundred years of vicissitudes and immortality, it is still experiencing the smudge of time, telling the simple past silently.

Although this Wuyi Captain Mansion does not have the grandeur of the capital in Beijing, and it is different from the exquisite beauty of South China dwellings, its value lies in its unique local architectural features in the remote mountainous area of southwest Sichuan.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

The tall main room, the elegant wing-room, the bluestone floor, the symmetrical stairs, the unique window grilles, and the embossed drum-shaped stone foundation, all of these have become the legend of the mansion that will be left behind hundreds of years later.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

Design Revival

As the General Mansion is an old building, the history of the building should be the soul when doing interior design.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

In general, IDMatrix does not do too much decoration on the interior space, IDMatrix tries to retain the details of the original building, and uses modern minimalist methods to protect and maintain the cultural heritage and rituals that have been handed down over a century.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

It is going to "recover" the process of awakening this quiet and elegant interior space, many local rare cultural heritage remains become rare art exhibitions, which almost perfectly balance the time-space relationship between history and contemporaries

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

In addition, new functional layouts, such as intangible cultural heritage display, intangible cultural heritage production workshops, etc., have also made it possible for old buildings to speak more. The design considerations of every inch of space, every inch of time has hundreds of turns and thousands of times. Here is the most prosperous aspect of entering the world a hundred years ago, and the aspect of being born and retreat a hundred years later.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

The space is a grand and rich narrative story. Xichang's local landscape is the texture of space aesthetics, and contemporary humanistic creativity constitutes the foundation of the design. IDMatrix integrates into the rich and varied natural scenery and humanistic spirit structure of the place, with respect and awe, with inspiration and design, to unfold a contemporary art life feast, glowing with the heroic posture of this century-old courtyard and the cultural temperament of Xichang.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

New Expression

The most intuitive reading and cognition of the Generals' mansion is formed from the reception area and study rest function area in Building 1, to the static model display area, Vanke brand hall, local clothing + musical instruments + accessories + lacquerware to dynamic display areas such as audio-visual projection room and singing and dancing TV.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

Then we interpret the regional culture and national culture inheritance represented by the General House through the display area of local intangible cultural heritage production workshops such as lacquerware and ornaments in Building No. 2. This is also the design mission of IDMatrix as an interior design team.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

The centuries-old mural that you can see at the entrance to the reception hall of the old building is an authentic relic that has been passed down with the courtyard. A pair of official chairs and welcoming pine have become the most primitive welcoming ceremony, as if they have traveled through a century to welcome new visitors. 

The model area has high ceilings. The original low building was depressing, while the new high ceilings make the atmosphere of the entire model area lighter. The sunken sofa area was originally the horse cellar of the old house. It has a unique architectural landscape with two layers of eaves stacked on top of each other. Changing it into a viewing and resting area is a unique magical design.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

The infinity swimming pool of the new building is connected to the Qiong Sea in the landscape, which is the widest landscape of the new building.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

The private rooms of the Chinese restaurant can be seen in the old house. The chef's open console and the bar are connected in a circle to increase the interactive experience of the guests. The seating design of the private room rest area continues the shape of the outdoor stone steps, allowing the elegant outdoor landscape to extend into the home.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

The conference area has just become a connection point between the new and old buildings. The ceiling and wall design are based on the roof shape of the old building from the window, which has a unique taste.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

The furniture of the western food private room is selected from French designer brands, showing the ancient Chinese customs in the eyes of westerners.

IDMatrix's mission is not only to wake up the old building, but also make the soul of the old building reborn in the context of design. Just like Xichang, the jewel on the "Silk Road", the General Mansion is undoubtedly ancient, but like the "Silk Road", the General Mansion's renewal is at the right time. In the context of increasing cultural exchanges between China and the West, it is the new starting point and new thinking of Chinese design and Chinese culture to the world today, and it is also the future path of the "One Belt One Road" China initiative to a community with a shared future for mankind.

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

Analysis plan

IDMatrix completes China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion in Sichuan

1st floor plan

Project facts

Project Name: China Qionghai 17℃ International Tourist Resort - General Mansion

Owner: Vanke-Xichang Moon Tourism Development Co., Ltd.

Owner's team: Zhang Runxin, Zhao Dongfang, Wen Ming, Tu Qin, Li Xiangjie, Wang Haitao

Address: Haibin Middle Road, Qionghai Lushan Scenic Spot, Xichang City, Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan, China

Design Company: IDMatrix 

Chief designer: Liu Idmen

Architectural design: Zhou Shimiao, Zhang Qiao, Yue Chengchao, Zhang Haixia, Zhang Yixuan, Liu Pinjie, Qin Shutong

Interior design: Chang Peidong, Chen Wanshen, Okui Ryuta, Tang Jiabing, Li Liuqing, Liang Manting

Soft outfit design: Zhou Xiaoyun, Chen Xiaoling, Zheng Shiwei, Pan Hong, Ma Meixi, Chen Da

Signage design: Ruiao Design / Guan Pu Cha

Landscape design: Zhu Yufan Studio

Furniture & Accessories: M-CASA / MATRIX original

Art consultant: BananaJam

Music creation: Lanx

Floriculture creation: Wuhua Studio

Material R&D: BoYing YiXiang / YuFan YueDu

Indoor area: 5,000 m2

Design time: March 2019

Completion time: August 2020

Video shooting: Interpretation & Sublimation

All images © Interpretation & Sublimation

All drawings © IDMatrix 

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