MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijing
 
MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijing
aug 23, 2009

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijing

MAD architects: ‘hutong bubble 32’, beijing image © fang zhenning / courtesy MAD architects

 

 

 

old beijing is composed of hutongs, alleys of communal courtyard homes. MAD architects has suggested a type of new urban lifestyle by inserting the modern architectural structure ‘hutong bubble 32’ into a traditional hutong building. ‘hutong bubble 32’ includes a bathroom since residents of hutongs usually have limited space with no indoor bathroom, and includes a staircase to the roof garden. taking the shape of a bubble, it is attached to the wooden column and brick structure of the old building.

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijing the bubble latching onto the side of the old hutong buildingimage © fang zhenning courtesy MAD architects

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijing the bubble’s reflective surface image © fang zhenning courtesy MAD architects

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijingimage © fang zhenning courtesy MAD architects

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijing the walk-out to the rooftop gardenimage © fang zhenning courtesy MAD architects

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijing stairwell to the rooftop gardenimage © fang zhenning courtesy MAD architects

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijingimage © fang zhenning courtesy MAD architects

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijingimage © shuhe courtesy MAD architects

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijingimage © fang zhenning courtesy MAD architects

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijingimage © fang zhenning courtesy MAD architects

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijingimage © fang zhenning courtesy MAD architects

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijingimage © shuhe courtesy MAD architects

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijing image © shuhe courtesy MAD architects

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijing image courtesy MAD architects

MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijing plan courtesy MAD architects MAD architects: 'hutong bubble 32', beijing plancourtesy MAD architects

  • ma yansong always lack of the taste, so when his idea is not so big, his design is poor for sure

    mad again
  • There is alway WOW project and SHIT project. All the rest you have no words or not bothered to comment. This is one of them.

    Li Rui
  • Best MAD project yet! Great job Ma!

    dang
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