The regeneration of Beijing Hutong lifestyle is not the replication of traditional pitched- roof grey-brick Siheyuan, but the revival of an organic and flexible pattern of living - an architecture acts like an organism that is able to react and infuse with surrounding neighbourhood and various programmatic situations.

Reinterpreting traditional Siheyuan organisation and translating into contemporary spatial requirements, e.g. single living, home working etc, we propose a retrofitting up-to-date version of Siheyuan that is able to sit in such tiny plot (33 sq.m) while offering various spatial re-configurations with the aid of movable partitions in different combinations around the central courtyard.


Design Team: Chris Tsui Chun Shing, Tsang Aron Wai Chun, Wesley Ho Hung Lai, Liao Yu Ching
Status: Concept Design
Location: Beijing, China
Floor Area: 70 sq.m
Date: Jul 2016
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