Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
ZOTAFO Spa in Guangxi Province, China by Dongguan Zheng Xiang Decoration Design Consulting Co. Ltd.
December 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Dongguan Zheng Xiang Decoration Design Consulting Co. Ltd.
The design is inspired by the natural landscape formed from the local karst landform. Zheng Xiang Design makes the reflection of mountains in the green and clear water as the central axis of the interior design. In the meantime, the design elements in ancient Lingnan architecture are used in the entire space, making visitors feel like being in a Lingnan wonderland that appears in ink paintings.
At the entrance, the main materials are local common wood and stone, which are interspersed with each other. The rectangular wood are well arranged in a row, acting as a partition without blocking out the extensive view, and forming a contrast between toughness and softness by its match with the geometrical rough stone surface. The central winding spiral staircases, together with the wooden structure standing for the image of natural landscape, and the light floating cloud installation, creating an image of looming maintains and running water.
While the entryway is quiet and winding, the lobby space gives a broad sensory experience, where high-end taste of the field scale appears quietly. Some ancient town scenes such as bulwark and doorways, ancient bridge and stone mounds, bamboo forest and scenical windows are carefully placed in the various functional areas, as if being immersed in the scenery with hills and waters and restoring the old folklore customs. By the low-level simple design and cool colors rendering, the typical Lingnan garden is moved in the elegant ink painting for people’s appreciation.
In addition to black, white and grey, the neutral warm color tone of log and brown is embellished to bring a bit of tenderness in the overall coldness. Inspired by the local stone culture, a boulder ceiling jumps into eye, being a chandelier as well as an art masterpiece with great visual impact. Ceilings are decorated with dark mirror, just like an open lake blooming the most amazing beauty in the world. Focused on quietness and beauty, the design applies ink painting language to space design, promoting the project as a healing environment to pure heart and soul.