Qixi-Village Waterfront Cottage

Best Project of Private Residence

About the project
The project is located on the waterfront of a historic town named Qixi Village, next to the National Forest Park in southeast of Zhejiang province, China. The cottage sits on an elevated topography, surrounded by picturesque landscape, and has access to uninterrupted views to the nearby rivers and mountains from all directions. The main focus of the design is to take advantage of the typography, creating an intimate architecture that adapts to the sloping landscape. The circular plan allows each guest room to enjoy uninterrupted, panoramic views to the water and national park, while also facing away from other rooms and ensuring maximum privacy. Intersecting the two axes is a porous public space that is accessible for both the visitors and local residents. The design was made to create an intimate, memorable hospitality experience for travelers, backpackers, and family visitors in nature.

Qixi-Village, Zhejiang Province, China

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Applicant and author of the project
Honglin Li is a design professional/architectural designer and visualizer in the United States.
He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2019 with a Master of Architecture degree. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the Kent State University, OH.
He previously worked for a broad range of world-renowned offices in different countries including SOM (San Francisco, CA), OMA (Rotterdam, Netherlands), EFFEKT, (Copenhagen, Denmark).