The Opposite House
Kengo Kuma & Associates
The Opposite House is situated within the large commercial development along the Sanlitun Street in the center of Beijing. The name refers to the guest house which sits on the opposite side of a traditional Chinese courtyard house. It is also a name that suggests a place of contrast.
The exterior glass walls are imprinted with a green silk screen print, a modern interpretation of a Chinese lattice screen pattern, that acts as a veil for the guests staying at the hotel.
The Opposite House has 98 studio apartments and a two story
penthouse with a large terrace. Clean, uncluttered design and
natural wood, combined with king size beds and deep oak bathtubs,
makes coming "home" after a busy day a great pleasure.
If you do not feel like going out you can have cocktails in the
Mesh bar, then chose between Asian food at the Bei restaurant,
wood-fired pizzas at Sureño, or a light meal in the Village Café
and, if you are still awake, stop for a nightcap at Punk
Facts about The Opposite House
4,548 square meters
Total floor area:
14,328 square meters
Kengo Kuma and Associates
Structural engineers: Arup Beijing
Mechanical engineers: China/Team
Lighting Design: Isometrix
Art Consultant: Alison Pickett
Last updated: December 14, 2012