Thousand Island Hut

Qian Dao Hu
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Photo © kuu
Photo © kuu
© photo: hanne granberg
Architects
kuu
Year
2013

There are three curved enclosed rooms in this small holiday hut situated on a very small peninsula in a lake. One is a bedroom with a platform bed that faces the lake; another bedroom, faces some trees; the third, a bathroom faces an existing cut rock face. The curve walls together with steel mullions hold up the metal roof. The residual space outside these curved walls is a living space with a kitchen. Each of these spaces has direct access to the outside, such that one can move in and out and around easily. The built matter fills the entire ground and is so tightly bounded to the shape and character and views of this small site, like hat to head, that being in this hut would closely feel like being on this piece of ground. The built matter and the surrounding conditions make up the architecture of this hut.

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