The collaboration between the practice of Graft Lab
Architects and Penda Design House had created the hotel named The Myrtle Garden in the Xiangyung region of China.
This hotel are becoming partially inserted into the
side of a small hill and located in the largest myrtle flower garden in
the country.The structure of the building emulates that of a cell to create a
harmony between the architecture and the surrounding landscape. There is
an opening toward the southern side to offer a view of the nearby lake
and the internal structure has the lower level containing the
restaurant, relaxation areas and business section while the upper
sections extend toward the outdoors with balconies from all four floors.
The building’s edges has small trees planted to increase the connection with the natural surroundings while also improving the air inside. The project includes other sustainable features as well, having the rooms places in such a manner as to receive natural ventilation and light, and rainwater is also collected through the roof to be used for plumbing and irrigation.