Qiyun Mountain Tree House Hotel by Bengo Studio
The Qiyun Mountain Tree House is a modern hotel designed by Bengo Studio in China’s Xiuing district.
Comprising of a series of stacked timber volumes, this tree house hotel measures a total of 1,291 square feet of usable area. It is a rather small hotel consisting of two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living room. All of these internal areas are connected through a spiral staircase in the middle of the structure while the top most story is designated as a landscape room that offers sweeping vistas of the beautiful forest that surrounds the hotel.
The Qiyun Mountain Tree House is located in the region of Xiuning County which is 33 kilometres south of Huangshan City, Anhui Province. As a part of the Qiyun Mountain Scenic Area, the tree house is surrounded by a sea of red cedars.
The 11-metre-tall tree house is of the same height as its neighboring mature-age red cedars. The house is a superposition of seven rooms as large as six to nine square meters, i.e., the entrance hall, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, the living room and the landscape room. The two sets of bedrooms and bathrooms are separated by the entrance hall, thus available for two families to live in at the same time without disturbing one another. The living room and the landscape room are built at the top of the house as public space. All seven rooms are connected by a spiral staircase in the center.