See the mountains and water, and remember homesickness. The hometown returns to people in a familiar but refreshingly warm way.

Project name: Mu Spring Resort
Owner: Chengdu Blue Town Urban and Rural Construction Development Co., Ltd.
Address: Blue Town Group · Mu Spring Resort, Boer Village, Xingyi Town, Xinjin District, Chengdu city, Sichuan Province
Interior Finish: IDMatrix (http://www.matrixdesign.cn/)
Furnishing: MIX
Photography: Shi Xiang Wan He
Furniture and decoration: M-CASA/MATRIX original
Floral design: M·FLORAL
Material R&D: decorative material studio / Fautaetic Pleaeant
Floor area: 1825 square meters
Main materials: textured latex paint, rammed earth, granite, rustic brick, walnut wood veneer, hand-painted wallpaper, paper rattan, bamboo, oak wood flooring
Completion time: 2021

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The project is located in the core area of Agricultural Expo Park, Xinjin County, Chengdu City, far away from the downtown and thus providing a tranquil lifestyle. In this idyllic environment with beautiful natural scenery, it appears to have all the elements that an ideal life should have.

Based on the “geography”, “blood” and “emotion” of the place where the project is located, the project made the architecture, landscape and custom as a whole to connect the ecological landscape of country life with the modern concept of urban life, showing the infinite potential and possibilities of future country life. It is committed to building an artistic resort of modern Oriental style with rich cultural memory.

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The bamboo and wood structure utensils used in ancient times to serve food have several layers. Whether it was a gold-plated box with carved flowers or a bamboo box, they all were made of natural materials, plain but durable. The wall lamps in wooden structure in the reception hall is an excellent modern interpretation of “food box”, a traditional wooden food box from ancient times, and this design demonstrates one’s proper search in the dim lights. The vaulted housing structure also represents cultural inheritance and continuation.

The long table with the trace of time avoids any carving and decoration. Under the double presentation by touch and vision, it holds the art installation displaying dead wood sprouting next spring. The intrinsic beauty is fully displayed.

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The vault structure of “Paddy Fields” restaurant is derived from the green tiled slope roof of Linpan in western Sichuan, making the space spacious.

Under the plain base, the direct contact between furniture and people gives rise to tradition. MATRIX Original showcased the modern evolution of different Sichuan’s Chinese style furniture, adding traditional undertones to the design feast.

As the center of the courtyard, “Tea time in paddy fields” pub has two entrances, one front and the other back, completely creating an open space. In warm light, one can enjoy tranquil Zen atmosphere at the end of the bar.

While relying on nature, the space also can offer lush bamboo and splendid orchestra with interior running water, which are of great interest.

©Shi Xiang Wan He

Light and shadow from the garden wander in the interior space. Chinese garden borrowing techniques are perfectly used to let one experience the vast world and feel the vitality from inside to outside via the growth of grass and trees.

The rough but clean wall presents the purest scene to express the true spiritual appeal.

Open a window and let in the sunlight so as to fill the room with warmth and coziness. Take a stroll at the end of the story, and hometown rests in the peace of mind.


IDMatrix

IDMatrix is originated from Matrix Design, which is an academic design research center dedicated to the practical operation of full life cycle design. IDMatrix sticks to “New Asia” Aesthetics and forms the concept of“Return to the East”in perception of sustainability, culture, art and philosophy. It intends to form a compatible relationship between the subject and the object to promote historical and cultural relics. Thus IDMatrix focuses on urban renewal and future communities, rural construction and “post-urbanization” development, and being committed to academic, old building restoration and historic preservation.

About Idmen Liu

Matrix Design, Founder & Chief Designer

IDMatrix, Director

Idmen Liu entered the interior architectural design industry in 2004; founded IDMEN Indoor China.com in 2007; co-founded Matrix Design with Guan Wang and Zhaobao Wang and served as the chief designer presiding over the design of many TOP real estate core projects since 2010. According to the 2021 ranking of the world’s top 100 design giants released by the authoritative magazine “INTERIOR DESIGN”, Matrix Design continued to rank second in the world, and the overall ranking jumped to 23rd in the world.

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