Houheilongmiao village in Yanqing, Beijing, is named after Heilong temple. It faces Haituo Mountain in the north and Guanting Reservoir in the south. The village is well planned with grid roads, but a large number of houses are left unused, which is a miniature of the current situation of villages in the north. B&B brand Dayinyushi set its business here. At the end of 2017, my friends and I set up a B & B service company and started to expand our business. With the same vision and ideas, the two of us hit it off quickly and together, we tried to improve the village as a whole.
First of all, we conducted the planning and design of the whole village to find the direction and method.
Later, according to the idea of the short-term planning, we started to implement the plan. We chose several yards to build different independent houses. We hope to break the current dullness through different characteristics to bring up the vitality of the whole village. More importantly, we can enhance the attention of the village and brand through creative designs. In line with the principle of greater difference and higher possibility of success, I did not do all of the projects myself. Instead, I contacted several architects who had relative experiences to complete it together. At first, I only wanted to offer some ideas, but later, they insisted that I also design one of the houses, otherwise it would make them feel like a fraud!
So, five yards, five teams, five designs.
▼整村规划设计，the planning and design of the whole village ©大料建筑
▼设计概念图，design concepts ©大料建筑
Reminiscent of the past? Face the reality? Look forward to the future? It seems that all of these are needed, but the attitude and method vary from person to person.
▼项目模型，project model ©大料建筑
My house, I hope he is like an optimistic boy in the fairy tale, with rebellious game spirit. He stands in the village with lightness and vitality, and is confident to attract the traditional eyes; his speech is appropriate and humorous, but every action and expression seems to tease the rigid and dull reality; he loves life, welcomes changes, and tries to stimulate new growth in the future as a catalyst.
▼从村子望向High巣，view to the Hight Nest from the village ©朱雨蒙
Specifically, the courtyard has been abandoned for many years, and the houses collapsed and could not be reused. However, the old courtyard wall is still strong enough to be retained, so that it can continue the original village and lane texture and reserve the past memories. The new house retreats one meter, forming a gap courtyard, which not only ensures that the construction will not affect the neighbors, but also provides lighting and logistic space on the ground floor, and enriches visual effect.
▼保留的老院墙和内退的体量，the remained old courtyard wall and the retreated volume of the house ©朱雨蒙
▼中院，the courtyard ©朱雨蒙
Through an old door sealed with dust, through the deliberately lowered corridor, you can enter the new house, and be welcomed by the openness in front of you. The spatial structure of the courtyard and the indoor scene can be seen at a glance. The irregular shape of the walls and the continuous glass curtain wall of the courtyard break the original regular order and enclose the changeable and flowing space experience inside the building.
▼院中院的空间结构让室内场景一览无余，the spatial structure of the courtyard and the indoor scene can be seen at a glance ©朱雨蒙
There is no obvious division of public areas, no sense of direction, and the sight is clear. No matter where they are, sitting or lying, playing or noisy, lively or quiet, gathering or alone, people living here feel “together”.
▼公共区域，public area ©朱雨蒙
▼中院夜景，courtyard night view ©朱雨蒙
The guest rooms are located on both sides of the north and south, with a total of three rooms. On the first floor, there is a huge skylight. The whole room is paved with beds and stars can be seen at night. On the second floor, there are two rooms separated from each other. The middle courtyard can be seen from the balcony, and they look at each other independently and vaguely.
▼首层客房拥有巨大的天窗，the guest room on the first floor with a huge skylight ©朱雨蒙
▼二层的两间客房相互对望，独立而暧昧，on the second floor, there are two rooms looking at each other independently and vaguely ©朱雨蒙
The central courtyard on the first floor is connected with the terrace on the second floor. The huge folding window sashes are opened, and the indoor and outdoor are connected as a whole. People can move freely and spend time with each other, and even climb up the stairs to get close to the roof, overlooking the Guanting Reservoir and the Haituo Mountain.
▼从二层房间俯瞰中院，view to the courtyard from the second floor ©朱雨蒙
▼山景一瞥，a glance to the mountain ©朱雨蒙
▼露台和夜晚的山景，terrace view by night ©朱雨蒙
▼暴露的橙色柱子，the exposed column ©朱雨蒙
This “white” house only exposes one column, he tilts out of the roof from the interior, like a youth, pointing directly to the sky, and might fall in an instant, “orange”; dining and tea break, you can sit on the bay window, close to the broken wall, “yellow”; sit on the couch chair, from the ground to the sky, low hole and high light, “blue”; second floor balcony, mutual appreciation, “purple and blue”; terrace slope, climbing up and watch the cloud, “red”.
▼不同色彩对应不同功能空间，the colored elements correspond to different use of spaces ©朱雨蒙
“Seven colors”, in the sunlight, interweave. It’s like a young man’s song: “like spring, it’s new. There is little left of ancient glory, not even ruins and columns. At most, there are only sad remains, crumbling seats… ”
After nearly two years of various twists and turns, five yards have finally been completed. Haichao, the founder of Dayinyushi, wanted me to give this house a name. OK, how about “high nest”? It seems to be in line with the spatial situation here. But for me, the process of playing and learning from each other with several friends was particularly satisfying and unforgettable, and I also nicknamed them “Beiye five”.
▼“High巢”，High Nest ©朱雨蒙
▼夜间鸟瞰，aerial view by night ©朱雨蒙
▼施工阶段照片，construction phase ©大料建筑
Location: Yanqing, Beijing
Scale: 240 m2
Time: January 2018 to may 2019
Owner: Da Yin Yu Shi B & B
Design: DL Atelier
Architecture: Liu Yang, Duan Qi, Guo Yuqiao, , Sun Xinye，
Liu Shida, Ding Yuewen
Structure: Gao Xuemei,
Water supply and drainage: Wang Weiwei
HVAC: Zhen Qin
Electrical: Guo Chen
Photography and Director: Zhu Yumeng (www.coppakstudio.com)
Director of Photography：Song Xiaojun
Dance:Tian Rumeng，Chen Weijie