For the contemporary people who are engulfed by anxiety and busyness, staring attentively is an ancient, slow, quiet, and remote behavior and ritual like a sacrifice in ancient times. In the past half-century, people's viewing methods have completely changed. The more dizzying the world is, the more people care about the cost of "eye-to-heart" viewing. The ability to stare attentively is quietly losing. At the same time, the balance between the self and the external world that is constantly being blessed during the staring process is also overturning.
However, people who always have the foresight, under the anxiety and imbalance of modernity, will provide the world with something, even if it is just some experience and direction.
At the end of 2018, in Wunongding Village near Deqin County in Shangri-La, a Tibetan and modern building stood at an altitude of 3,600 meters, close to Baima Snow Mountain and facing Meili Snow Mountain, in a simple and humble manner. In my eyes, it is a hypertext symbol under the background of our time. It has opened a window for those modern people who are hungry for spirit and soul: outside the window is the grandeur of the snow-capped mountains. It is the compassion of the mountain god; and in the window, it is the pure purity and tranquility that I came from when the Hongmeng universe began. This is Jixiashan Meili Hotel.
From a business perspective, Shixiashan Meili Hotel is an experience-oriented destination hotel. Outside the window, Kawagebo Peak, in the shape of a perfect pyramid, towers nearly a thousand meters above the top of the Meili Snow Mountains. First, with its magnificent spirit and degree of holiness, it conquered everyone who stared at it in the distance.
However, the entire hotel, from architecture to design, from functional appeal to spatial atmosphere, is not entirely based on the tourist value of Meili Snow Mountain and Kawagebo Peak. Part of it wanders to the inner tranquility and part of it traces back to the most mysterious part of the faith. In a more profound and introverted way, between contemporary and Tibetan culture, it opens up a side that also has spiritual sustenance in daily life. The Silent Land has become a very infectious source of the Xixiashan Meili Hotel.
In the architectural design of Jixiashan Meili Hotel, the independent architect, Zhao Yang, took the traditional Tibetan architecture in Deqin as the prototype and referred to the standards of modern architecture to extract a modern and Tibetan cultural characteristic. Architectural form and construction method. For example, continue to adopt the unique collection wall structure of Tibetan architecture to make the wall wider and narrower, which not only guarantees the stability of the building, but also satisfies the “collective living style of the Tibetans in Deqin” to a certain extent. Memory"; and the continued use of the traditional rammed earth texture makes it possible for the hotel to be rooted in this quaint Tibetan village. In addition, in the understanding of the universality of divinity, the architect Zhao Yang abstracted the elements of Tibetan Buddhism, giving the whole building an atmosphere of daily compassion.
This is a building with strong regional attributes, including three-story guest rooms and a viewing roof. At the same time, it is accompanied by a modern rectangular glass box that serves as a restaurant with panoramic views from three sides. And Meili Snow Mountain is right in front of you, you don't need to do anything, just sitting here, you can perceive its existence holographically.
If we say that the architect Zhao Yang has determined the tone of the traditional and contemporary, Tibetan cultural spirit and modern daily standards of the Xiashan Meili Hotel, then the interior designers Xie Ke and Zhi Hongxin will make every detail in the space Everywhere, it exudes a more profound and simple beauty to daily life. It is restrained, submissive, and warm, accepting every modern person trying to escape from arrogant worldly pursuits, and at an inadvertent corner, it gives humility to every space experiencer at the right time.
The French philosopher, Maurice Merleau-Ponty once asked the world: How would we perceive and describe the external world if we rely on direct experience instead of concepts? This is a difficult question to answer. But just like the concept of "perception first" put forward by Merleau-Ponty himself, designers Xie Ke and Zhi Hongxin seem to also believe in the spatial presentation of the Shixiashan Meili Hotel that people will consciously respond to " "Respond to the call of the surrounding environment", and therefore focus the problem on the transformation and processing of direct experience. Here, we can feel that a large number of rich and heterogeneous elements, concepts, and symbols have been abstracted and transformed into a perception and experience of objects. To a certain extent, this also coincides with the understanding of "consciousness" in Buddhism.
The sense of ritual in the hotel lobby first comes from the solemnity and mystery of the two-story space, supplemented by the calm earth color and the rustic and rough wood texture, giving the space an inward temperament. At the same time, the Buddhist murals abstracted into visual texture and humanistic imprints are specially processed in a mottled and vague manner. The interlacing of light and window lattices indicates the visual expression and inner heart of Tibetan daily life and contemporary humanistic consciousness. Feeling the trend of overprinting each other has become the basis for the space to be self-consistent.
In order to return to a simple state of mind, the hotel chooses to use scissor stairs as the vertical traffic flow of the space, and surrounds it into an "inner courtyard" that reaches the zenith inside, which increases the comfort of the public space and also serves as a stronghold. , Formed a semi-open, leisure bookstore with the theme of Hengduan Mountain Regional Natural History.
Climbing up the stairs, looking up. A piece of giant gold leaf formed by hand-beating, like a golden giant flag above a Buddhist hall, is solemnly curved and drooped in the most natural arc, hung horizontally above our heads, transformed into a deep desire for faith and refuge in our hearts. Undoubtedly, this is a profound metaphor about ascending space, especially when the sky shines on the gold leaf and casts a golden soft light onto the ground, as if the earthly magnificence has first opened, and the space begins to be deep and curved, attracting people to the pure and accessible. territory.
A large part of the flow of space comes from the hidden guidance in the space narrative, which is the call and response of the environment, people and their intuition. In the interior design of Jixiashan Meili Hotel, the designers Xie Ke and Zhi Hongxin are well versed. They skillfully use the space itself to reflect the spirit and emotion to guide the space experiencers to the top and to that one. A magnificent, ancient and dense stare that swallows all existence.
This kind of gaze can get the most simple and direct connection in every room of Jixiashan Meili Hotel. In the daily life of sitting, standing and living, you can feel the majesty, magnificence and mystery of the holy Kawagebo Snow Mountain outside the window. , And the compassion that is immovable like gods and buddhas.
There is no doubt that Xixiashan Meili Hotel is beautiful, it is so beautiful and unassuming, so moving. But its beauty is not only a pure aesthetic taste, it also means a kind of through its mottled walls, sun-pierced window frames, unsophisticated furniture, contemporary paintings, and rough handmade pottery. , The white snow-capped mountains outside the window and so on. The simple lifestyle encouraged by all this. It allows us to surpass our daily habits, and then pay attention to the communication ability of all things, and thus return to the human being, and obtain freedom and peace in the process of self-examination.
In this way, the designers Xie Ke and Zhi Hongxin used their understanding of the mood of space and the processing of the nodes between indoor and outdoor people, objects and nature, and realized the modernist architect Le Corbusier’s daily routine of modernity. The ideal vision of living, he said: “(Modern people) need only a simple small room with bright sunshine, sufficient heating, and a corner where you can look at the stars.” Just here, the stars are replaced with After the snow-capped mountains, the room and the sunshine remain the same.