A Disused Sugar Mill Repurposed As A Resort Hotel

What was once a fully functioning sugar mill is now a resort hotel boasting breathtaking views. Beijing-based Vector Architects have repurposed the Chinese mill as the ‘Alila Yangshuo Hotel’, complete with contemporary structures that complement …

Vector Architects converts sugar mill into Alila Yangshuo hotel

Vector Architects has transformed a disused sugar mill in China’s mountainous Yangshuo County into a resort hotel featuring a group of gabled masonry structures designed to complement the existing industrial architecture. Alila Yangshuo hotel is situated in a col between two of the karst mountains that makes this area in the Guangxi region a popular

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Vector Architects adds barrel-vaulted roof to refurbished house in Chinese port

Vector Architects has renovated a house perched on a rocky peninsula in China’s Fujian Province, adding a vaulted concrete roof that encloses a new living area with views towards the sea from either end. Captain’s House is located in the village of Beijiao at the end of Huangqi Peninsula. The geology of the peninsula’s cliffs means

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The Capilla Seashore

Chinese practice Vector Architects built a futuristic, yet traditional chapel on the waterfront of Bohai Coast in China. With its unspoilt view onto the sea, visitors may feel like drifting on a boat. Vector Architects was founded in 2008 in Beijing. The relationship between architecture and living, place, perception, and tectonic are the core directions in […]

Vector Architects drapes steel mesh to create new entrance to M Woods museum in Beijing

Vector Architects has draped lengths of wire mesh over the entrance to a museum housed in a former warehouse in Beijing (+ slideshow). The local studio was asked to transform the entrance to the M Woods museum in Beijing’s 798 Art Zone, to improve visitor experience and create a stronger visual identity for the building. The small holes in More

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Tidal waters wash underneath Seashore Chapel by Vector Architects

Beijing studio Vector Architects has built a concrete chapel on a Chinese beach, but raised it up above the sands so that seawater can wash underneath (+ slideshow). Named Seashore Chapel, the sculptural building provides a small place of worship for Beidaihe, a seaside town east of Beijing. It is the closest building to the sea anywhere in the More

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Vector Architects disguises mountainside community centre beneath sprawling grass roof

Vector Architects designed a huge grassy roof canopy and plant-covered walls for this community centre in southwest China, helping it to blend in with its mountain landscape (+ slideshow). The Beijing studio designed Chongqing Taoyuanju Community Center for a sprawling plot among the mountains of the Taoyuan Park in China’s Chongqing municipality. Comprising three separate volumes that each house a different function, the […]

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Vector Architects completes a seaside library with board-marked concrete walls

This cast-concrete library sits on a stretch of deserted beach facing the East China Sea and features a tiered reading hall topped by a curving ceiling (+ slideshow). Beijing studio Vector Architects built the aptly named Seashore Library on the white sands of a beach in Nandaihe, a coastal region in eastern China. A tiered reading room occupies the […]

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