The Opposite House -- Hotel & Lodging
The Village, Building 1
No. 11 Sanlitun Road
Beijing China 100027
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The name is from the guest house which sits on the opposite side of a traditional courtyard style home.
It also suggests a place of contrasts, a mix of old and new.
The traditional Chinese courtyard house (siheyuan, sometimes called Chinese quadrangles) is made up of four buildings around a square.
The four buildings are positioned along the north-south and east-west axes, with the main house to the north, facing south.
The buildings adjoining the main house and facing east and west are called side houses, connecting with the main house through beautifully decorated pathways.
The building that faces north is known as the opposite house, and generally serves as the guest house.
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Published on 3/28/09