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

Nanjing Stream Tower
Office Building for Online Streamers
Architecture
Nanjing Stream Tower
Hongqiao Airport CNY
Installation
Interior Design
Hongqiao Airport CNY
Lady M – Chaoyang, Beijing
Cake Store
Interior Design
Lady M – Chaoyang, Beijing
Accretion Towers
High-Rise Residential
Architecture, Research
Accretion Towers
Lady M – Hangzhou, mixC
Cake Store
Interior Design
Lady M – Hangzhou, mixC
New Paradigms
Urban Study
Research, Urban Planning
New Paradigms
The Scenery Container
Installation
Architecture
The Scenery Container
Lady M – Xintiandi
Flagship Cake Store
Interior Design
Lady M – Xintiandi
Oceanfront High-Rise
Luxury Oceanfront High-Rise
Architecture
Oceanfront High-Rise
Lady M – IFC, Shanghai
Fine Cake Store
Interior Design
Lady M – IFC, Shanghai
Interactive Cube
Interactive Installation
Architecture, Research
Interactive Cube
LIFE ON THE EDGE
Periurban Study
Research, Urban Planning
LIFE ON THE EDGE
Lady M – Xidan
Cake Boutique
Interior Design
Lady M – Xidan
Olympic Energy District
Innovation Neighborhood
Urban Planning
Olympic Energy District
Jiading Immersive Theater
Industrial Building Renewal
Architecture, Interior Design
Jiading Immersive Theater
East Harlem Masterplan
Urban Architecture & Landscape
Research, Urban Planning
East Harlem Masterplan
Arcades by the West Lake
Flagship Cake Boutique
Architecture, Interior Design
Arcades by the West Lake
New York Palimpsest
Urban Study
Research, Urban Planning
New York Palimpsest
Lady M – Ganghui
Cake Store
Interior Design
Lady M – Ganghui
Private Teahouse
Warehouse Conversion
Interior Design
Private Teahouse
Miami Alleys
Commercial Alleyway Renewal
Architecture
Miami Alleys
Shenzhen Villa
Contemporary Interior
Interior Design
Shenzhen Villa
String & Stitch
Urban Metamorphosis
Research, Urban Planning
String & Stitch
Lady M – Shenzhen, MixC
Cake Store
Architecture, Interior Design
Lady M – Shenzhen, MixC
Anamnesis
Evolutionary Urban Masterplan
Research, Urban Planning
Anamnesis
Introverted Cortile
Courtyard Villa
Architecture
Introverted Cortile
The Center – Oceanside Masterplan
New CBD
Architecture, Urban Planning
The Center – Oceanside Masterplan
Cultural Complex
Commerce & Entertainment
Architecture, Urban Planning
Cultural Complex
FitCube
Fitness Center
Interior Design
FitCube
Qingpu Country Home
Rural House Renovation
Architecture, Interior Design
Qingpu Country Home
Audi – April First
Theoretical Product Design
Interior Design, Research
Audi – April First
COLIPU Showroom
Showroom - New Retail Space
Interior Design
COLIPU Showroom