A unique feature of the Oriental Tianlanhui is its dual design identity. The immaculate oceanfront property brings together traditional Chinese cultural elements on the one hand, with stark minimalism on the other. Both approaches are set firmly in contemporary schema and are apparent upon entering.
CONTEMPORARY CHINESE OUTLOOK
Traditional Chinese motifs compliment modern luxury in the Oriental Tianlanhui’s “contemporary Chinese” residential spaces. A fine collection of wall artwork and an intricately carved sliding partition fashioned from solid teak impart an air of Chinese tradition often lacking in the country’s modern luxury accommodations. A solid walnut bookmatch dining table and bedframe, teak walls, and a stylish contemporary fireplace add an inviting natural touch to the otherwise contemporary high-end design.
CONTEMPORARY MINIMALIST OUTLOOK
The building’s residential quarters featuring a minimalist approach offer quite the contrast, without sacrificing any of the luxury of their “contemporary Chinese” counterparts. A monotone palette envelops the space in the form of white oak floors, white marble countertops, a light granite contemporary fireplace, and white fabric furnishings. The ambience is spartan and austere, though light and serene. Heavy features (television, doorframes, etc.) were eschewed in favor of concealed ones, including large retractable projector screens, non-invasive cabinet fixtures, and hidden door paneling.