IDPA Japan Design Award

Huaqianshu Boutique Inn, Lijiang City, Yunnan Province, China

by Xinhua He,Chunyang Huang

Projet Description

It's already snowing on Yulong Snow Mountain, and it gets cold very early in autumn. You can only walk on the boardwalk in order to visit the quiet place. In the ancient forest, the monkeys are crying, and the wind and rain cannot stop the enthusiasm for playing.
—— "Exploring the Yulong Snow Mountain in Lijiang"
In the streets of Lijiang Old Town, if you turn left or right, you will always encounter an alley unexpectedly. The ancient city of Lijiang with water as its core presents a unique spatial layout of water lanes due to the utilization of water. The buildings built along the river are like a long lute, telling stories. It felt like a long and short sentence of Song Ci, with undulating rhymes and a jagged mood.
This case is located in the southeast corner of Lijiang Old Town. The architectural design greatly retains local architectural elements and incorporates modern and concise design language. This is the origin of the creation of Huaqianshu Boutique Inn. Use a minimalist form to shape the story of Lijiang and the passion for life. And is willing to bring this minimalism, story and enthusiasm into the life of the visitor: "Close my eyes, I saw the alley again, the alley that has always been deep in my memory..."

Xinhua He,Chunyang Huang