Chinese architect Han Wenqiang has renovated an old gray brick house alley side in the Hutong of Dongcheng District, Beijing into a bright and spacious residence for a young couple.
Architects: ARCH STUDIO
Location: Beijing, China
Photography: Wang Ning
Designer used a “family pavilion” design strategy – remodeling bright, transparent, clean indoor environment, and gloomy streets cluttered impression constituent of interesting contrast. With “white” interior integration interface that allows space to reply to a pure, abstract initial state, in full white background, the original building have become indoor outdoor window view of the “screen.”
Stair treads a 2 cm thick steel stairs as much as possible so that the void, wandering among such vacated in a sea of light and shadow. White “grille body” scattered interior layers, suggesting a variety of behavior tea, reception, reading and so on. Grill as a translucent layer softens indoor and outdoor, public and private, space and the boundaries of furniture, architecture and lighting between the shape of the soft diffuse light environment, get rid of the internal interference, to enjoy the calm atmosphere.