yaohua wang architecture: beijing house II
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sep 21, 2011
yaohua wang architecture: beijing house II

‘beijing house II’ by yaohua wang architecture, beijing, china
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yaohua wang architecture

china-based yaohua wang architecture has proposed ‘beijing house II’, a single family residence located within an
historical district in beijing, china. attached to an existing and retired factory building, the cantilevered structure
utilizes the available air space above the street. this design resists the recent prevalence of large scale residential towers,
and aspires to revive an interest in restoring the independent housing typology into urban areas.

a mechanical system to resist the region’s frequent earthquakes has been revealed with the exterior appearance,
while the interior arrangement fluidly responds to the formal constraints imposed by the bracing system.
the suspended and modest program of bedrooms, studio space and a green room are provided with unique views
of the urban landscape.

projecting and cantilevering from the adjacent existing building

upward view from below

street view

aerial view

interior view






exploded axon

project info:

info: beijing house ii
architect: yaohua wang architecture
location: beijing, china structural
engineer: organization group
client: confidential
site: an historical factory area in beijing, which no longer working as a factory anymore
program: single-family residence and creative studio
size: 500 m²
cost: 2 million USD
completion: 2015
note: project under schematic design phase

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