studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing
 
studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing
jan 14, 2009

studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing

‘cai guo-qiang courtyard house’ all images © studio pei zhu

 

 

 

chinese architectural firm studio pei zhu beautifully restored a single-storey merchant’s house – the ‘cai guo-qiang courtyard’ – in a beijing hutong. the house, says zhu, is ‘about 200 years old. here, we have had the budget to create a house that belongs to old beijing and to the modern city. it is simple, free of ornament. the houses, although narrow, are deep, you enter into high-walled entrance courtyards and then into inner courtyards that are double-height living rooms. behind the kitchens are gardens to coutyards. and on top of the bedrooms, we have roof terraces. courtyards within courtyards, offering privacy, daylight and space.’

studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing ‘cai guo-qiang courtyard house’ before renovation

studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing ‘cai guo-qiang courtyard house’ before renovation

studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing ‘cai guo-qiang courtyard house’ before renovation

studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing ‘cai guo-qiang courtyard house’ after renovation

studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing ‘cai guo-qiang courtyard house’ after renovation

studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing ‘cai guo-qiang courtyard house’ interior

studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing ‘cai guo-qiang courtyard house’ corridor

studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing ‘cai guo-qiang courtyard house’ interior

studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing ‘cai guo-qiang courtyard house’

studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing ‘cai guo-qiang courtyard house’ interior

studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing ‘cai guo-qiang courtyard house’ interior

studio pei zhu: 'cai guo qiang courtyard house', beijing ‘cai guo-qiang courtyard house’ interior

 

 

 

view the work of the artist cai guo qiang: cai guo qiang on the roof cai guo qiang I want to believe cai guo qiang

 

more: http://www.studiopeizhu.com disappearing art museum by studio pei zhu

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