Grey Bricks Plus Wood, Come together To Create A Modern Facade With this Small Resort In Beijing


Gray Bricks And Wood, Work Together To make a Contemporary Facade For This Small Hotel In Beijing | CONTEMPORIST

Architecture and design firm PENDA, have transformed a former traditional guesthouse that stretched over 2 floors, with small rooms and limited daylight into the XinXian Inn Hotel, a small, modern low-budget hotel, located in a Hutong area in the center of Beijing, China. #ModernHotel #Beijing #HotelDesign
Photography by Xia Zhi

Architecture and design firm Penda, have transformed a former traditional guesthouse that stretched over 2 floors, with small rooms and limited daylight, in to the XinXian Inn Hotel, a little, modern low-budget hotel situated in a Hutong area in the heart of Beijing, China.

The facade of the hotel is really a visible icon on the road and it mirrors the surrounding Hutong area using its gray bricks, natural wood and glass.

The facade of this modern hotel is a visible icon on the street and it mirrors the surrounding Hutong area with its grey bricks, wood, and glass. #ModernHotel #Bricks #Wood #HotelDesign
Photography by Xia Zhi

Upon entering the hotel, the bricks and wood flow to the interior and there’s a little green wall to add some natural color.


Upon entering this modern hotel, the bricks and wood flow through to the interior and there's a small green wall to add a touch of natural color. #ModernHotel #GreenWall #WoodRoom
Photography by Xia Zhi

When talking about the look of the primary floor, the designers explain “Walking in to the hotel, the hallway appears like an alley wending by way of a neighborhood of little houses. We placed a lot of plants along the way, therefore the atmosphere between inside and outside fades and the hotel creates a little Hutong by itself. ”


Wood and bricks are used throughout this modern hotel to create a sense of alleyways and separate spaces. #ModernHotel #HotelDesign #Wood
Photography by Xia Zhi

Inside this ‘little house’ can be an area with a dining table and stools that looks out onto street and the entrance of the hotel.


This modern hotel has a 'little house' that's made from wood and if furnished with a table and stools that look out onto street and the entrance of the hotel. #ModernHotel #HotelDesign
Photography by Xia Zhi

Stairs surrounded by wood lead to top of the floor of the hotel, while a skylight and hidden lighting make sure the stairs are bright and well lit.


Stairs surrounded by wood lead to the upper floor of this modern hotel, while a skylight and hidden lighting make sure the stairwell is bright and well lit. #ModernHotel #Stairs #Wood #Lighting
Photography by Xia Zhi

Near the top of the stairs is a public seating area that’s create with small round tables and integral seats.


This modern hotel has a public seating area that's set up with small round tables and built-in seats. #ModernHotel #HotelDesign
Photography by Xia Zhi

There’s also a second seating area housed in a ‘little house’ with long wood tiered seating and cushions.


This modern hotel has a seating area housed in a 'little house' with long wood tiered seating and cushions. #ModernHotel #HotelDesign #Wood
Photography by Xia Zhi

Inside the resort rooms, bright white walls have been coupled with wood furnishings to create a simple and contemporary appearance.


Inside this modern hotel room, bright white walls have been combined with wood furnishings to create a simple and contemporary appearance. #ModernHotelRoom #HotelDesign
Photography by Xia Zhi | Project Team: Penda – Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Jing Wang, Yu Zizhi Li Pengchong, Wen Xu, Mingxue Sun

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