LIFE ON THE EDGE

Periurban Beijing is a wide, ever-changing landscape of contradictions that exemplify the brutality and richness of China’s early first century urban expansion. By examining the transitory states of urban villages in Beijing’s outer rim, the “Life On The Edge” project aims to collect the specific functional and social benefits of these temporary settlements to inform the future growth of the megalopolis. From the smallest scale of the street, to the large scale of freeways and neighborhoods, the study bridges cultural notions of space, contemporary large-scale urban planning, all in the service of the social cohesion and livability of future Chinese cities.

 

 

The story of a village

Chinese Cultural Notions of Privacy

Timelapse Mapping of Xiaozhai Village

Timelapse Mapping of Nanshao Village

Timelapse Mapping – Beigao Village

Pancake Bikes

The “Bread-Car”

Street Skewer “Chuanr” stand

Worker Dormitories – Double-story type

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Worker Dormitories – Single-story type

 

Xishatun – Traditional Rural Housing

Xishatun Vertical Hybrid

Xishatun Temporal Hybrid

Xishatun Mixed-Use Construction

New Beigao – Typical Urban development

Cultural Complex
Commerce & Entertainment
Architecture, Urban Planning
Cultural Complex
Accretion Towers
High-Rise Residential
Architecture, Research
Accretion Towers
Jiading Immersive Theater
Industrial Building Renewal
Architecture, Interior Design
Jiading Immersive Theater
The Scenery Container
Installation
Architecture
The Scenery Container
Qingpu Country Home
Rural House Renovation
Architecture, Interior Design
Qingpu Country Home
Miami Alleys
Commercial Alleyway Renewal
Architecture
Miami Alleys
Hongqiao Airport CNY
Installation
Interior Design
Hongqiao Airport CNY
Lady M – IFC, Shanghai
Fine Cake Store
Interior Design
Lady M – IFC, Shanghai
New York Palimpsest
Urban Study
Research, Urban Planning
New York Palimpsest
Interactive Cube
Interactive Installation
Architecture, Research
Interactive Cube
Shenzhen Villa
Contemporary Interior
Interior Design
Shenzhen Villa
Oceanfront High-Rise
Luxury Oceanfront High-Rise
Architecture
Oceanfront High-Rise
Private Teahouse
Warehouse Conversion
Interior Design
Private Teahouse
East Harlem Masterplan
Urban Architecture & Landscape
Research, Urban Planning
East Harlem Masterplan
New Paradigms
Urban Study
Research, Urban Planning
New Paradigms
Lady M – Xintiandi
Flagship Cake Store
Interior Design
Lady M – Xintiandi
Daegu Gosan Library
Competition Entry
Architecture
Daegu Gosan Library
LIFE ON THE EDGE
Periurban Study
Research, Urban Planning
LIFE ON THE EDGE
Introverted Cortile
Courtyard Villa
Architecture
Introverted Cortile
FitCube
Fitness Center
Interior Design
FitCube
Anamnesis
Evolutionary Urban Masterplan
Research, Urban Planning
Anamnesis
String & Stitch
Urban Metamorphosis
Research, Urban Planning
String & Stitch
The Center – Oceanside Urban Masterplan
New CBD
Architecture, Urban Planning
The Center – Oceanside Urban Masterplan
Olympic Energy District
Innovation Neighborhood
Urban Planning
Olympic Energy District