MAD creates inflatable pavilion shaped like a rabbit’s head

For this year’s Beijing Design Week, local architecture studio MAD has created an inflatable pavilion with two big floppy ears. MAD created the giant-rabbit-shaped pavilion in a hutong – one of Beijing’s old courtyard-house neighbourhoods – near Lama Temple. Titled Wonderland, it is designed to provide a public space where children in the area can meet and play with

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Baitasi House of the Future features moving walls controlled by a smart TV

Chinese studio Dot Architects has completed a futuristic home in a traditional Beijing hutong, featuring moveable furniture modules and an extension constructed using the WikiHouse open-source architecture platform. Dot Architects developed the Baitasi House of the Future for tech company Whaley, which focuses on smart homes and asked the studio to develop a building suited

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Undulating paving connects inside and outside spaces at Twisting Courtyard house

Beijing practice Arch Studio has renovated a traditional courtyard house in the Chinese capital, adding grey-brick paving that flows from the floor of the outdoor space to form internal walls and roofs. The building is situated in Beijing’s Dashilanr district, south of Tiananmen Square, and was given the title Twisting Courtyard by Arch Studio. The

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Micro hostel with tiny concrete rooms installed by Zhang Ke in old Beijing hutong

Chinese architect Zhang Ke has slotted a hostel into one of Beijing’s ancient hutong neighbourhoods, featuring tiny rooms that project at angles into a central courtyard.  Ke and his Beijing studio ZAO/standardarchitecture created the 30-square-metre hostel as part of its ongoing Micro Hutong Renewal project. The aim of this project is to highlight the potential in these traditional courtyard neighbourhoods – which are

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White steel extension and large windows update historic hutong home in Beijing

Chinese studio OEU-ChaO has modernised a residence in one of Beijing’s historic hutong neighbourhoods with a white steel-framed extension and plenty of windows. Architect Zhi Cheng renovated and extended the dilapidated Xirongxian Hutong property for a young couple and their six-year-old son. Measuring just 32 square metres, the residence is surrounded by five similarly petite properties that encircle

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People’s Architecture Office uses prefabricated panels to update Beijing hutong house

People’s Architecture Office has repurposed a rundown home in one of Beijing’s historic hutong neighbourhoods, using prefabricated panels to create a contemporary and light-filled residence. The Beijing studio overhauled and extended the residence in the Changchun Jie Hutong neighbourhood using a series of white panels. The client Mrs Fan had lived in the house as a child until her parents

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Zhang Ke slots work and play spaces into Beijing’s ancient hutong courtyards

Through a series of renovations and new insertions, Chinese architect Zhang Ke has transformed some of Beijing’s ageing hutongs into hubs of activity. Zhang Ke and his studio ZAO/standardarchitecture embarked on the Micro Hutong Renewal project to highlight the potential in these hutong neighbourhoods – which are largely unique to the Chinese capital, but are gradually being demolished. The aim is

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