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Origin Villa / hotel

Origin Villa
Origin Villa

Discipline: Architecture

Origin Villa
Origin Villa
Origin Villa
Origin Villa

Discipline: Architecture

The Origin Villa was commissioned to dismantle six buildings in a rural “empty nest” village in Tonglu, and to rebuild as a new retreat village.
We used different local materials, such as bamboo, red bricks, stone, and carbonized wood, to highlight each building’s unique site situation, also expressed in each one with a space of rest in nature (living room) and a more private space enclosed with rammed earth walls (bedroom). The coexistence of these two types of space is our solution to the two conflicting conditions.
Blending into the landscape of the village, we hope to give a new perspective of the beautiful scenery through architecture.


  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 25 - 36 months


  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

If the aim of the Origin Villa design was to complement the gorgeous landscape, it succeeded. Interiors and exteriors of locally produced and recycled materials are very beautiful and perfectly balanced. The living space is unique; each guestroom has one-of-a-kind elements. Additionally, the overall branding is outstanding!
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Hangzhou Origin Villa Hotel&Resort

Hangzhou Origin Villa Hotel&Resort
Hangzhou, China


kooo architects

kooo architects
Tokyo, Japan

Shinya Kojima, Ayaka Kojima, Kotaro Kitakami, Yan Zhao, Zhide Hu

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