Some of the most famous designs from the history of architecture have been rooted in the practice of mimicking nature, and Springingstream guesthouse is designed in kind. The bed and breakfast building has a sloping roof that is meant to ape the curvature of the surrounding mountains, giving guests a spectacular, tailored view of those natural wonders.
Springingstream guesthouse is in Chi Xi, a small village in China's Fujian province. The town has long been relatively poor, relying on the land to provide what the people needed to survive. It's thus fitting that the guesthouse, which is meant to infuse some money into the village's economy, pays homage to the mountains around it with the design of the roof.
That roof is odd-looking from the outside, but it's shape makes more sense when sitting inside the Springingstream guesthouse. Its line follows the shape of the mountains precisely, tracing a gentle line up and out of sight.