The Temple House was designed by UK-based MAKE Architects. Acclaimed for their innovative and modern buildings, MAKE Architects also collaborated with Swire Hotels on the restoration of The Montpellier Chapter in Cheltenham.
At The Temple House MAKE Architects created a fascinating hotel that successfully brings together contrasting elements. The design reflects the historic location in Chengdu near Daci Temple and incorporates local landscapes and themes throughout the exterior and interiors. At the heart of this project is Bitieshi, a restored Qing dynasty courtyard building as the entrance to the hotel.
Our main hotel buildings comprise two L-shaped halves separated to create a contemporary courtyard where undulating landscaping evokes Sichuan’s rice terraces. Featuring an innovative three-dimensional woven façade inspired by Chengdu’s brocade weaving tradition, the modern design echoes traditional local architectural elements - timber, bamboo, brick and step stones.
Inside, The Temple House is open and fluid, with spaces and passageways that flow from one area to another and from dark to light, or from bustle to calm.