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Browse innovative renovation projects of Beijing's traditional hutongs, which are narrow streets or alleys formed by rows of single-storey houses arranged around courtyards. www.dezeen.com/tag/hutongs

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Curving glass walls transform restored Qishe Courtyard in Beijing Internal Courtyard, Front Courtyard, Courtyard House, China Architecture, Studios Architecture, Glass Brick, Curved Glass, Types Of Bricks, Bamboo Panels
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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.

Arch Studio have reconnected the spaces of Qishe Courtyard, a once-abandoned hutong in Beijing with curving glass walls and courtyards. Asian House, Bamboo Panels, Glazed Walls, Glass Brick, Internal Courtyard, Studios Architecture, Brick And Wood, Curved Walls, Old Bricks

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.

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Curving glass walls transform restored Qishe Courtyard in Beijing

The facade and entrance has been largely retained and rebuilt using the original grey bricks.

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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.

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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.

Qishe Courtyard by Archstudio is a highly considered rejuvenation of a dilapitated Chinese courtyard house and an eloquent synthesis of old and new. Architecture Renovation, Studios Architecture, Facade Architecture, Building Renovation, Internal Courtyard, Front Courtyard, Courtyard House, Courtyard Ideas, Chinese Architecture

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.

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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 Architect's Hutong Bubble 218 in Beijing adds two mirrored forms to an existing courtyard house to explore the future of China's urban heritage. Classification Des Arts, Urban Fabric, Ancient Buildings, Courtyard House, Construction, Flat Roof, Brutalist, Rooftop, Futuristic
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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 Architect's Hutong Bubble 218 in Beijing adds two mirrored forms to an existing courtyard house to explore the future of China's urban heritage. Front Courtyard, Courtyard House, Ancient Buildings, Unique Buildings, Construction Group, Urban Fabric, Décor Boho, Rooftop, Architecture Design
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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. Character Curtains, Rustic Wood Shelving, Slate Shingles, China Architecture, Lounge Design, Inside Design, Baby Design, Interior And Exterior, Brick
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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. Architecture Courtyard, China Architecture, Architecture Office, Lounge Design, Architect Design, Interior And Exterior, Backyard, Timber Frames, Outdoor Decor
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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. Lounge Design, Lounge Decor, Cafe Design, Character Curtains, Rustic Wood Shelving, Stone Facade, Inside Design, Large Windows, Glass Door
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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.

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. Lounge Design, Lounge Decor, Character Curtains, Rustic Wood Shelving, Magnolia Market, Inside Design, Retail Interior, Boutique, Baby Design
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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. Lounge Design, Lounge Decor, Character Curtains, Rustic Wood Shelving, Magnolia Market, Inside Design, Retail Interior, Boutique, Baby Design
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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.

By creating small rental units, Shen hopes that the Plugin Houses will be most valuable as a source of extra earnings and space for people of lower income and to the ageing population. Lounge Design, Lounge Decor, Character Curtains, Rustic Wood Shelving, Julian Chichester, Prefabricated Houses, Inside Design, Architecture Office, House Built
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Plugin House built in Boston to demonstrate potential for use in US backyards

By creating small rental units, Shen hopes that the Plugin Houses will be most valuable as a source of extra earnings and space for people of lower income and to the ageing population.

Visitors pass through an outer screen and are immediately faced by a second wall. This arrangement mimics the entrance of a hutong courtyard, where the street-facing wall shields a second interior wall. Lounge Design, Lounge Decor, Character Curtains, Rustic Wood Shelving, Julian Chichester, Inside Design, Beijing, Pavilion, Entrance
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Superimpose creates CO2 Pavilion as inner city sanctuary in Beijing

Visitors pass through an outer screen and are immediately faced by a second wall. This arrangement mimics the entrance of a hutong courtyard, where the street-facing wall shields a second interior wall.