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

String & Stitch
Urban Metamorphosis
Research, Urban Planning
String & Stitch
Lady M – Xintiandi
Flagship Cake Store
Interior Design
Lady M – Xintiandi
Creative Billboard – Pudong Airport
Advertisement Installation
Research
Creative Billboard – Pudong Airport
FitCube
Fitness Center
Interior Design
FitCube
Oceanfront High-Rise
Luxury Oceanfront High-Rise
Architecture
Oceanfront High-Rise
Shenzhen Villa
Contemporary Interior
Interior Design
Shenzhen Villa
Nanjing Stream Tower
Office Building for Online Streamers
Architecture
Nanjing Stream Tower
Olympic Energy District
Innovation Neighborhood
Urban Planning
Olympic Energy District
Accretion Towers
High-Rise Residential
Architecture, Research
Accretion Towers
Continuous Refle(a)ction
Art Exhibition
Interior Design, Research
Continuous Refle(a)ction
East Harlem Masterplan
Urban Architecture & Landscape
Research, Urban Planning
East Harlem Masterplan
Jiading Immersive Theater
Industrial Building Renewal
Architecture, Interior Design
Jiading Immersive Theater
Lady M – Chaoyang, Beijing
Cake Store
Interior Design
Lady M – Chaoyang, Beijing
Anamnesis
Evolutionary Urban Masterplan
Research, Urban Planning
Anamnesis
Private Teahouse
Warehouse Conversion
Interior Design
Private Teahouse
Arcades by the West Lake
Flagship Cake Boutique
Architecture, Interior Design
Arcades by the West Lake
Lady M – IFC, Shanghai
Fine Cake Store
Interior Design
Lady M – IFC, Shanghai
The Center – Oceanside Masterplan
New CBD
Architecture, Urban Planning
The Center – Oceanside Masterplan
Lady M – Beijing Sanlitun
Cake Boutique + Crossover Art Zones
Interior Design, Research
Lady M – Beijing Sanlitun
Lady M – Xujiahui, Shanghai
Cake Store
Interior Design
Lady M – Xujiahui, Shanghai
New Paradigms
Urban Study
Research, Urban Planning
New Paradigms
Hongqiao Airport CNY
Installation
Interior Design
Hongqiao Airport CNY
Qingpu Country Home
Rural House Renovation
Architecture, Interior Design
Qingpu Country Home
Cultural Complex
Commerce & Entertainment
Architecture, Urban Planning
Cultural Complex
Audi – April First
Theoretical Product Design
Interior Design, Research
Audi – April First
Lady M – Shenzhen, MixC
Cake Store
Architecture, Interior Design
Lady M – Shenzhen, MixC
Miami Alleys
Commercial Alleyway Renewal
Architecture
Miami Alleys
BIUU – Bund Showroom
High Fashion Showroom
Interior Design
BIUU – Bund Showroom
LIFE ON THE EDGE
Periurban Study
Research, Urban Planning
LIFE ON THE EDGE
Introverted Cortile
Courtyard Villa
Architecture
Introverted Cortile
Lady M – Xidan
Cake Boutique
Interior Design
Lady M – Xidan
The Scenery Container
Installation
Architecture
The Scenery Container
Interactive Cube
Interactive Installation
Architecture, Research
Interactive Cube
Fabulous Shanghai
Multimedia Installation
Research
Fabulous Shanghai
COLIPU Showroom
Showroom - New Retail Space
Interior Design
COLIPU Showroom
Lady M – Hangzhou, mixC
Cake Store
Interior Design
Lady M – Hangzhou, mixC
Blondel, Chengdu
Luxury Chocolate Store
Interior Design
Blondel, Chengdu
Lady M – Xiamen
Cake Boutique
Interior Design
Lady M – Xiamen
ON/OFF Fashion Store
Multi-Brand Fashion Store
Interior Design
ON/OFF Fashion Store
Blondel – IFC
Luxury Chocolate Stand
Interior Design
Blondel – IFC