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Tea Garden

CompanyAtelier Jian
Lead DesignersPeixin Chen
Design TeamZhe Chang
Project Location24 caochang North Lane, dongcheng district, beijing, china
CreditsPhoto by: Peixin Chen, Weiqi Jin
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Renovation
Entry Description

The project is located at Caochang North Lane, adjacent to the Bell and Drum Tower, an important landmark of the old city of Beijing. Before the renovation, it was a Hutong homestay about to be abandoned. With a very limited budget, the architects proposed a strategy of “micro-intervention”, trying to realize the renewal of the quadrangle courtyard at the lowest cost with the highest efficiency. The architects put a ritual-sensing tea house in the courtyard, where an ongoing communication take place between the architecture and nature, and modernity and tradition.