A contemporary boutique hotel was created by atelier Right Hub: the new architecture was made from a renovated old house and its adjoining four courtyards in a village in Hangzhou, China.
The project named ‘MYMORY’ that consists of ‘my’ and ‘memory’ is meant to keep the old residence’s spirit of the older generations. Located in the foothill of the Tianmu Mountain, the boutique hotel is surrounded by picturesque natural landscape, overlooking the distant village and outlining a beautiful Chinese ink painting.
An old house built in 1970s is beautifully preserved, with the main rammed earth walls and the wooden frames. We envision the old residence as the representation of spirit of older generation. This became the premise of the project overall planning.
For the renovation, the architects covered the rammed earth walls with the recycled old bricks, and the wooden structures became exposed in the interior space. The guests can notice the historical traces of the old house and the beauty of the structures.
RIGHT HUB replaced the original single residential function of the old house with the multi-function of the hotel, which now includes a lobby, reception, lounge, tea room, dry kitchen, wet kitchen, dining room and two suites on the second floor.
The existing walls and wooden structures are repaired and reinforced, the floor is composed of steel structure and concrete. The concept of renovation for the old house, a “Coat” is worn for the original rammed earth walls with the recycled old bricks, and the wooden structures are reasonably exposed in the interior space, and the history traces of the old house and the beauty of the structures are presented completely to guests. The original single residential function of the old house was replaced with the multi-function of the hotel, including the lobby, reception, lounge, tea room, dry kitchen, wet kitchen, dining room and two suites on the second floor.