Sunyata Hotel Meili, Yunnan, China

Sunyata Hotel Meili is one of 23 households in the ancient, untouched village of Wunongding. Thoughtfully restored by Zhao Yang Architects and designer Ke Xie, this former hostel-turned-hotel practices the philosophy of ‘wabi-sabi’ through the aged texture of natural materials, salvaged wood, earthy colours, and a restrained aesthetic that treasures “emptiness”.