• Beijing House II

    Beijing House II
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    yaohua WANG: During the modernization of Beijing, except for some historical houses, independent housing typology was almost eliminated. Afterwards, the new model became huge, stacking commercial residential buildings.

    Thus, with the support of the client, project Beijing House II is trying to seek new methods of bringing the independent housing typology back to Beijing’s contemporary city life. This design scheme adds a new house onto the exterior of an obsolete factory building. Inside the house there are bedrooms, a studio and a green room. By doing this, the design uses the empty city space in the air and rediscovers the typology of independent housing in Beijing city.

    Meanwhile, this scheme also brings about new challenges because Beijing has frequent earthquakes and this design scheme suggests a big cantilever house, which is attached onto the exiting building. Therefore, to keep this in mind, a mechanical system is introduced to counteract a potential earthquake.

    The design attitude of this scheme is very honest when dealing with the fluid geometry and the mechanical system. This scheme tries to mix and merge these two different styles together instead of hiding any one of the two different systems. This becomes one of the main features of the design.

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    yW: Wes Jones, Dwayne Oyler, Hernan Diaz Alonso

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    yW: Do android dream electronic sheep?

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    yW: Wes Jones, Oyler Wu, Hernan Diaz Alonso.

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    • mark Says:

      Any interior shots?

      Interior shots are especially important in presenting occupied spaces.

      Maybe more interest in designing an object, and lack of interest in creating livable spaces?


      more nihilistic goo from asian imports in Hollywood.


    • A Says:

      Philistines. This is obviously the future of living. And absolutely not a cheap sci-fi set.

    • Alex Says:

      yaohua from sciarc?

    • B Says:

      @Alex, his sciarc portfolio is here:
      (check the preview it’s a complete rip of BIG’s Yes Is More)

    • Brian Says:

      Is it not good to see creativity and rigor?

      Perhaps a thoughtful critic be able to share a much constructive, valuable, and/or optimistic insight and review relative to or of Yaohua’s work.

      The comments on this post are far less ignorant than most, with the exception of sir/lord RUPERT KENSINGTON.

      I would bet my next paycheck that if Yaohua put his mind and pen to any of the architectural endeavors that any of his critics (the ignorant ones) partake in, that he would make each one of them genuinely question their self-richteousness. Now to second person, simply, he would do what you do better than you can do it.

      For now can we let him explore and have the courage to share?

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