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While renovating a courtyard house in one of Beijing's historic hutongs, MAD added two curved workspaces to the roof that are enclosed by smooth, mirrored stainless steel. The studio's aim was to introduce a contemporary aesthetic to the site without "interrupting the existing urban fabric", so reflective steel cladding was chosen to help the new structures blend in with it. Chinese Architecture, Architecture, Design, Urban, Minnesota, Southampton, Architect, Facade, Building
Mirror-covered buildings that reflect their surroundings
While renovating a courtyard house in one of Beijing's historic hutongs, MAD added two curved workspaces to the roof that are enclosed by smooth, mirrored stainless steel. The studio's aim was to introduce a contemporary aesthetic to the site without "interrupting the existing urban fabric", so reflective steel cladding was chosen to help the new structures blend in with it.
Two bedrooms, a study and a smaller tea room face this courtyard with the curving glazed walls of the veranda, which undulates to accommodate three existing trees. Beijing, China, Oriental, Curved Glass, Internal Courtyard, Glass Brick, Courtyard House, Pitched Roof
Curving glass walls transform restored Qishe Courtyard in Beijing
Two bedrooms, a study and a smaller tea room face this courtyard with the curving glazed walls of the veranda, which undulates to accommodate three existing trees.
Qishe Courtyard's new veranda begins with an upward sweep towards the central, arc-shaped courtyard. Exterior, Studio, Nature, Contemporary Architecture
Curving glass walls transform restored Qishe Courtyard in Beijing
Qishe Courtyard's new veranda begins with an upward sweep towards the central, arc-shaped courtyard.
The facade and entrance has been largely retained and rebuilt using the original grey bricks. Residential Architecture, House Roof, Front Courtyard, Temporary Structures, Modern Classical
Curving glass walls transform restored Qishe Courtyard in Beijing
The facade and entrance has been largely retained and rebuilt using the original grey bricks.
Rather than simply restoring the original design, the architects preserved the original materials but improved the circulation to unite the disparate spaces in a single, large home. Residential, Courtyard, Building Roof, Studios Architecture
Curving glass walls transform restored Qishe Courtyard in Beijing
Rather than simply restoring the original design, the architects preserved the original materials but improved the circulation to unite the disparate spaces in a single, large home.
The project is called Qishe Courtyard for the seven original structures - qishe translates as seven houses - that stood on the site. Beijing China, Structural Engineering
Curving glass walls transform restored Qishe Courtyard in Beijing
The project is called Qishe Courtyard for the seven original structures - qishe translates as seven houses - that stood on the site.
Chinese practice Arch Studio have renovated an abandoned hutong in Beijing, making a house with curving glass walls around internal courtyards. Modern Architecture, Facade Architecture, Architecture Design, Chinese Courtyard
Curving glass walls transform restored Qishe Courtyard in Beijing
Chinese practice Arch Studio have renovated an abandoned hutong in Beijing, making a house with curving glass walls around internal courtyards.
The largest bubble sits on the roof of the dwelling and spills over its edge into one of the house's courtyards to meet the ground floor, encasing a spiral staircase. Building Construction, House Styles, Historic Neighborhoods
Hutong Bubble 218 by MAD gives "new life" to ageing Beijing hutong
The largest bubble sits on the roof of the dwelling and spills over its edge into one of the house's courtyards to meet the ground floor, encasing a spiral staircase.
MAD has added two sculptural "bubbles" to the rooftop of the old courtyard house, which are not visible from the outside the hutong. Flat Roof
Hutong Bubble 218 by MAD gives "new life" to ageing Beijing hutong
MAD has added two sculptural "bubbles" to the rooftop of the old courtyard house, which are not visible from the outside the hutong.
MAD has transformed a vacant courtyard house in one of Beijing's ancient hutongs by adding two bubble-like workspaces to its roof. Instagram, Unique Buildings
Hutong Bubble 218 by MAD gives "new life" to ageing Beijing hutong
MAD has transformed a vacant courtyard house in one of Beijing's ancient hutongs by adding two bubble-like workspaces to its roof.
Rather than creating a blank and anonymous brick structure, the studio chose to use dark slate shingles to clad the elevation and roof of the studio space. Studio Space, Outdoor Eating Area, Lounge Design, House, Interior And Exterior
Zai's Hutong Filter has a pixelated shingle wall overlooking a courtyard
Rather than creating a blank and anonymous brick structure, the studio chose to use dark slate shingles to clad the elevation and roof of the studio space.
Hutong Filter is a studio added to a house in one of Beijing's traditional hutongs by architecture office Zai with pixel-style shingles and timber frames connecting to a communal courtyard. Tiny Houses, Timber Construction, Timber, Wall Systems
Zai's Hutong Filter has a pixelated shingle wall overlooking a courtyard
Hutong Filter is a studio added to a house in one of Beijing's traditional hutongs by architecture office Zai with pixel-style shingles and timber frames connecting to a communal courtyard.
Two large windows and a glass door on the building's grey stone facade provide passersby with a clear view of the store's warm oak interior and its minimalist display of fans. Home, Interior, Fan, Interior Architect, Interior Architects, Inside Design
Golucci Interior Architects creates "simple and clean" fan shop in Beijing hutong
Two large windows and a glass door on the building's grey stone facade provide passersby with a clear view of the store's warm oak interior and its minimalist display of fans.
Located at the end of a hutong – the tightly packed courtyard neighbourhoods that are typical in Beijing – the Jing Fan shop sits behind two mature locust trees. Store Design
Golucci Interior Architects creates "simple and clean" fan shop in Beijing hutong
Located at the end of a hutong – the tightly packed courtyard neighbourhoods that are typical in Beijing – the Jing Fan shop sits behind two mature locust trees.
A former house in Beijing's old town is transformed into a specialist fan shop with a minimalist oak-lined interior, in this project by Golucci Interior Architects.
Golucci Interior Architects creates "simple and clean" fan shop in Beijing hutong
A former house in Beijing's old town is transformed into a specialist fan shop with a minimalist oak-lined interior, in this project by Golucci Interior Architects.