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

yaohua wang architecture: beijing house II

‘beijing house II’ by yaohua wang architecture, beijing, china all images courtesy of 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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  • When it’s actually built, it ‘is attached to…’

    longnshort says:
  • I can’t get anything out from that mess.

    jj says:
  • it’s also able to break through earth’s atmosphere for short space flights.

    adam says:
  • I would rather be eaten by the Alien than live in this.

    Ripley says:
  • would be nice to know more about the attachment and the material qualities which would start to define how and what that cantilever would be. i will say, the sections are absolutely beautiful

    nomad says:
  • It looks like an animal head to me…

    Mr. Lai says:
  • effing sweeeeet

    LML says:
  • Naive

    . says:
  • nice N Denari and L Woods combo

    LLLLLL says:
  • Outstanding….build it asap so we can all drop in for a cup of tea. You can get a cup of tea in there..cant you ?

    moggoid says:
  • well, you certainly can’t accuse it of being subtle

    lotta bluesky DNA

    dbkii says:
  • looks like that nasa satelite finally crashed to earth…

    space junk..

    toronto says:
  • segurança interna zero!

    chryso says:
  • late 80’s Neil Denari. You need to make it your own, this is too similar…

    hairpiece says:
  • Does it bark…?

    Brouwer says:
  • architektur ist geiselnahme! reminds me of makoto sei watanabes aoyama technical college…. but f..ck architecture anyway…do someting useful with your time….

    ervin says:

    yeahno says:
  • Awesome. It’s like a transformers robots. Beautiful!

    J. Harp @ [url=http://www.glasschandeliers.com]Murano Chandeliers[/url]

    A. Lamps says:

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