Over half of the world’s new construction in the next decade is expected to occur in China. The tourism industry is booming, with hotel operators expanding their presence in the region. This unabated pace of construction will accentuate environmental challenges: with depleting natural resources and growing needs, embracing the green agenda is a pragmatic decision. The call for innovative green design solutions and construction materials grows louder. This is our visionary answer to today’s challenges.
Moganshan Terra Eco Lodge resort focuses on prefabricated, sustainable and modular bamboo buildings. This prototype house will serve for longtime
investigations on structure and construction methods while is commercially rent out to visitors or potential clients.
The facade is cladded with a very regular composition of horizontal larch lumber boards. These boards have a little gap in between for air space to circulate behind the first facade layer. The out-popping window frames as design elements and exterior sunshading are aligned with the larch boards and follow the very same grid of spacing. Terracotta panels cover the facade. Two pieces of larch boards have the same height as one terracotta panel. Both facades follow the same ridge grid.
Moganshan, Zhejiang, China
Concept Design / Schematic Design / Design Development