A beautiful, but humble inn has been constructed under a majestic mountain range one hours drive from Beijing. The area is famed for housing the Ming Dynasty Tombs, a popular tourist attraction. However this space has been created to provide a refuge rather than an activity base, with secluded spaces, open rooftops and communal courtyards for relaxed socialising.
This sense of community is encouraged with fresh food offered to enable guests to cook, talk and interact with each other, a sentiment reinforced by the architecture. Fanning out from the central, communal spaces are the guest bedrooms, each with it’s own design language. Each room gives a view out to the mountain range, or alternatively to the surrounding lakes. The views creates a strong visual and emotional connection with the landscape, and emphasises the various rooms as a spaces for calm, retreat and reflection.