Villafound Jade Hotel Lijiang Yunnan, Naxi Lodge Building, Chinese Architecture Images

Villafound Jade Hotel Lijiang Lodge, Yunnan

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Building, Accommodation in China design by Architect Nie Jianping

31 Aug 2017

Villafound Jade Hotel Lijiang Lodge, Yunnan Building

Architect: Nie Jianping

Location: Yunnan, China

Villafound Jade Hotel Lijiang Lodge, Yunnan, China

Yuhu Village – also called YuLuKen in Naxi Language – is on the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, about 10 kilometers from downtown Lijiang. Villafound Jade Hotel Lijiang is right close to the so-called ‘rock village’ location where the houses were made of a unique stone called monkey head by Naxi people. The stone is comprised of a substance between stone and mud. With the reflection of the stone on the snow mountain, houses made of monkey head look even more natural and beautiful.

Villafound Jade Hotel Lijiang Lodge, Yunnan

Villafound Jade is composed of 13 detached villas, including a folk custom museum, a restaurant with tea bar, and the rest is lodging areas. In term of architecture intervention, the architect applied Naxi residence elements largely and maintained the rustic beauty of Naxi traditional dwellings, meanwhile, modern design method was used to meet the demand of living comfort for contemporary people, purposing to create a perfect and balanced luxury retreat.

Villafound Jade Hotel Lijiang Lodge, Yunnan

This is a refurbished project as a hotel for visitors to lodge with stunning view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and natural sightseeing in Yuhu Village. The project was made of various materials which come from the local, such as monkey stone and renovated pine wood. This unique hotel aims to combine the unsophisticated life there with the nature.

Villafound Jade Hotel Lijiang Lodge, Yunnan

Yuhu Village, Yunnan

Domestic water for the hotel comes from the melted water streaming down from the towering ice-capped mountain. The flowing water in not only used for landscaping, but also for drinking water. But snow water from the mountain contains highly rich minerals and can’t be used for drinking, thus, filter system was applied across the hotel.

Villafound Jade Hotel Lijiang Lodge, Yunnan

The lodging area of this hotel is renovated from old civic residences. The biggest challenge is how to connect them by design without drawing any damage to the existing buildings. Secondly, the interior floor can not be polished because of floor heating system. So the architect managed to use epoxy resin instead of concrete flooring.

Architecture – steel reinforced concrete, rooftop tiles, five-flower stone stacked sectioning finishes, grey tiles, glass curtain walls, yellow mud coating finishes of exterior walls, pine. Interior – pine wood boards, wax oil. Yellow mud, old boat boards.

Villafound Jade Hotel Lijiang Lodge, Yunnan


Nie Jianping, Lv Yang, Zhou Zhaopeng and Dong Tiantian

Photos: Chen Weizhong – Copyrights belong to Nie Jianping

Villafound Jade Culture Retreats – tml

“Villafound” is an Australian Villa Vacation brand. It is a new vacation mode called “Take a vacation as in your Home”. In order to meet the needs of China’s large market and the high-end tourism demand, Villafound will target in China’s emerging elite, create high quality service and customize brand according to their hobbies and needs. Villafound always use individuals’ needs as service benchmark; use holiday villas as main operating projects; and combine the design, operation and management to promote Villafound Life Philosophy: healthy, natural, comfortable and cultural.

Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2016-17.

No.36 Shang Villa, Yuhu Villa, 027060 Lijiang, China

Location: Yunnan, China

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