YUNFENG SPA RESORT
Designer: LTW DESIGN WORKS|
The 59,000-square-metre Yunfeng Spa Resort, designed by Kengo Kuma and his Tokyo-based firm, terraces down a mountain outside the city of Tengchong in China's Yunnan Province. The resort is constructed from varieties of locally quarried stone, which are fitted together like a mosaic to form the walls and pitched roofs of each of the spa complex's buildings. The stones range in colour from light grey to green and dark grey and are arranged so that some pieces protrude away from the surfaces. The same pattern is replicated on a paved walkway that runs through the centre of the development.