site: kanas, xinjiang
type: new construction
function: education and research
gfa: 1158 sqm
status: in design process
twin-lake ranger house is accessible only by boat and riding. we designed a viewing platform by dock to be the first landmark at the end of the boat trip and start of horse riding. after a long horse trip the visitor will finally reach the accommodation – the "ranger house".
architecture form and material are strictly controlled within the natural reserve. multiple functions of hotel are arranged into three basic volumes that are merged with landscape, minimizing the impact on natural environment.