Yufengli Hotel is a 4,000-square-meter renovation project in the ancient town of Fucheng, Linha, designed by LYCS Architecture from architecture, interior, furnishing to VI design. It's located at Chicheng Road's old street entrance. The hotel includes a 100-year-old courtyard, two 60-year-old brick industrial buildings, and two 30-year-old warehouses.
Faced with the simultaneous existence of three different generations of buildings spanning a hundred years of history, the architects raised a question. How can the intervention of new renovation allow the dialogue between old and new, tradition and future, to create a unique living space experience? This question is not only the core thinking of this project but also a further exploration of new living and urban renewal models by LYCS Architecture.
The design uses a "time corridor" concept, connecting buildings from three historical eras. The 100-year-old courtyard is carefully restored, preserving "pawnshop" details. The 60-year-old industrial heritage is preserved, with new uses added for a dramatic spatial dialogue. The 20-year-old warehouse has rusty metal panels, giving a modern atmosphere. The three eras interweave, creating a "time and space corridor" with different historical voices.
The renovation design of the courtyard is based on the preservation of the status quo, so that it can be used as a B&B public area and at the same time become a "city living room" open to city residents and tourists. The "city living room" integrates the original split urban public activities, which can be used internally as a boutique hotel and enhance the added value of the living facilities. It is also open to the city, becoming a gathering place for people's activities, gatherings, friendships and studies. It is also important to ensure the privacy and exclusivity of the B&B area through the partition management of the public area and the B&B area.
Instead of focusing on the traditional hotel function of "living", the interior space design of the guest rooms takes the user's behavior as the core starting point. Taking the experience of different historical buildings as the theme, each room is customized for a physical and mental journey. The original wooden beams and pillars of the old building are natural and pure, in order to preserve its original beauty, the design firstly restores and directly exposes the wooden structure of the old building as the natural division of the indoor space and the main tone, and locally embellishes the furniture which is in harmony with it and also increases the modern atmosphere. The wooden rafters and stone tiles of the roof are opened up to the sky, introducing natural light while creating a sense of living that brings the user into the "starry sky" of a hundred years of history.
The guest rooms' interior in the 1960s building follows the renovation strategy and atmosphere. It combines modern elements with the traditional structure. The historic brick and concrete structure is preserved. The main living function is placed in the room's center, providing users with ample space for a white space experience.
The 90's architecture rooms have traditional elements selectively refined and transformed into local details. Wood-colored spaces are used to create a modern and cozy atmosphere. This design caters to users seeking a stylish and simple living experience.