“Beijing is a city that lacks architectural variety,” the architects said. “From modern apartment buildings to traditional villas, architects decorate this huge void city with limited building types. As a result, people living in Beijing developed numerous methods to expand their spatial experience by constructing gardens in their courtyards, building forts in vacant spaces and using wood panels to separate spaces.”
“After the reconstruction of each space, we recombined the functional areas to form a new set of spatial narrative experiences,” the architects added. “We placed groups of rocks all over the courtyard, creating coincidental collisions between architecture and nature.” Landscape design by Li Ding; photography courtesy of Haiting Sun and Qipeng Zhu.
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