3andwich studio based in beijing renovated a landmark ‘shang ping village’ in fujian province, china. using and preserving the pre-existing development, the architects created several multifunctional public spaces suitable for the great flow of tourists coming here every day. 

exterior view of ‘lotus Chamber’



the site comprises different very useful cultural and landscape elements, such as ancient wells and stage ruins, bamboo shoots, and a pond. integrating these treasures in the new design, 3andwich team directed their attention on the unused pigsty and barn, which were the principal objects on the site. the new ‘pigsty bistro’ is now a major building in the area — the architects saved the rabbles façade and wooden roof. 

night view



the pigsty was initially divided into four rooms, which now each contains a new bar, a sitting area, and a ‘kang table’, a heatable brick bed. the architects aimed at creating a cozy and dramatic atmosphere inside by adding ‘homely’ interior elements.

exterior view of ‘pigsty bistro’



right next to the bistro, a small meeting room called ‘orchard conference’ is located. this pavilion is covered with a tiled roof and has a full-height glass window. it provides public services available for all visitors as well as the pigsty.

aerial view



the old utility room is transformed into ‘lotus chamber’, a teahouse set on the pond. the visitors can go through the pavilion to its platform to observe the site’s sophisticated landscape over the pond.

brick bed area of ‘pigsty bistro’

coffee table area of ‘pigsty bistro’

the stone walls of the original pigsty were maintained of  ‘pigsty bistro’

the stone walls of the original pigsty were maintained in ‘pigsty bistro’

together with the pigsty bistro, orchard conference provides services for all visitors

 lotus chamber — a teahouse transformed from an old utility room

the wooden canopies applied as a bamboo shoot squeezing space and a pavilion



project info:


project name: shangping village regeneration – tai fu tai mansion

location: xiyuan town, jianning county, sanming city, fujian province, china

client: people’s government of xiyuan township

architectural design company: 3andwich design / he wei studio(

principal architect: he wei

architectural design team: zhao zhuoran, li qiang, chen long, chen huangjie, wang lingzhe, zhao tong, ye yuxin, song ke

building area: 2700 sqm

design: aug 2016 – nov 2016

construction: nov 2016 – dec 2017

lighting design: zhang xin studio, tsinghua university school of architecture

lighting design team: zhang xin, han xiaowei, zhou xuanyu, niu bentian

interior construction drawing: hongshang design

photographer: zhou meng


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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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