The Sprite Cabin forms a crystal-like formation on the lake shore
The hotel is located in the “Fragrant Lake” of Huanggang City Chinathe ‘sprite cabin‘ is part of the ‘wilderness’ escape houses blueprint of architectural practice wiki world. Adjacent to the Inner Lake Peninsula, the construction features two clusters of crystal-like formations surrounded by a bamboo forest. The two geometric structures form three tapering volumes, each of which encloses them wooden shingles.
The three hexagonal plans of each cabin each distribute a bedroom, living area and bathroom. The cut edges of the wooden huts frame sharp triangular openings to the river landscape. The construction uses laminated wood, while every irregular component and node is designed and adjusted through digital technology to achieve full on-site assembly. The exterior facade consists of a fish skin-like shell, while the interior surfaces of the volumes raise reflective aluminum panels that mirror the enclosing plantation. The two seemingly contradictory materials complement each other, merging the cabin with the landscape.
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Cabins float above the ground, leaving their landscape untouched
Following a natural construction concept, the project will retain all of the on-site trees and vegetation, leaving the original forest area untouched. The cabins develop a prefabricated wood structure that creates a rustic patterned texture and irregular window openings. wiki world design team distributes a two-story floor plan that forms a raised sleeping zone in the highest volume of the three “crystals”.
Based on the original wild wood construction method, the huts attach hand-fired carbonized boards to the facade. All volumes are connected by small metal components that allow for repeated assembly and disassembly. Focusing on the connection to nature and the protection of the wild landscape, the construction raises both clusters slightly off the ground. For the creative group, the restrained scale of the structure brings users closer to both the materiality of the built space and the building’s surrounding environment.
The construction consists of two groups of crystal-like formations surrounded by a bamboo forest
The two geometric structures form three tapering volumes, each covered with wooden shingles
The raw edges of the wooden huts frame sharp triangular openings
the outer facade is made of hand-fired carbonized bricks like a fish skin-like shell
The geometric wooden volumes merge with the surrounding bamboo forest