While the hustle and bustle of the city life has kept people away from nature, here in Tengchong, Yunnan, the scenery seems to make poetry live in the countryside.
The meaning of “Bodu” in Bodu Resort Hotel is to give the traveller a place to stay, while resting their emotion and feeling the pure life of nature.
In our view, one should be humble in front of nature when creating designs, so as not to spoil the atmosphere and purity. These six buildings appear to have grown out of the Gaoligong mountains. Therefore, we have designed a wooden outdoor corridor to link them, trying to intervene less with nature while creating a vibe of on the road, just like the resting pavilions of the ancient tea horse route.
In addition, the different drops create different feels and emotions. A terrace at the highest point of the hotel is a space of many possibilities that we have created: a tranquil piece of water brings the sky and the mountains to one’s attention, allowing one to be in the midst of nature and enjoy the view.
The viewing pavilion is the first thing one can see upon entering the hotel. It is the area that connects the lobby bar and the restaurant area, extending overhanging the steep hill to overlook Tengchong. The hotel’s reception lounge is more like a cosy pavilion for evening campfire conversations. It combines the functions of reception and afternoon tea, with an uninterrupted space which allows you to have a panoramic view of the unique volcanic group.
The history of Tengchong is closely related to the ancient tea and horse routes, the ancient charm of harmony as well as the passing on of poetry. So, we weakened the design of the interior in favour of creating an atmosphere that alludes to this heritage.
The dining room on the first floor is the best vintage point for panorama views. Its interior is perfectly rustic, with wooden tables and stone walls forming the major sight.
Above the dining table, the light is cast on the tabletop through the silk, conveying a soft feel of Zen.
Walk up the stairs to the second floor, and you will see a coffee bar, a tea room and a book bar. Each functional area has a different angle of view, bringing different vibes. There are 32 guest rooms in four buildings, where the wood floors and walls with their distinctive patterns seem to ooze with time, giving them a soft and natural feel that complements the view.
Everything in the design comes down to simplicity. In the depths of such simplicity, the time seems to be slowing down so that you can enjoy the life pace that only this place can provide.
The most significant thing about this project is not the form of the design, but the value that comes from experiencing. By making the warm design the focal point of the space, the distance between people is reduced, making communication more comfortable and natural.
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