Hengzhang Village is located in Dadongba Town, Songyang County. The village has a long history and preserves lots of cultral relics and historical sites. The old oil workshop at the village entrance was built over one hundred years ago. This traditional wooden structure & rammed-earth wall building sits on a sunken site next to a creek, houses a water-powered trip-hammer, two sets of wooden oil expeller, a corner kitchen and a mezzanine lounge. The Workshop also served as a shared milling facility for villagers but has been abandoned for decades.
▼从溪流望向工坊，view to the workshop building from the creek ©王子凌
▼下沉的场地，a sunken site ©王子凌
In October 2017, an extension plan has been programmed to reutilize the oil workshop as production and leisure space for both the village community and tourists, and also as an architectural acupuncture strategy to revitalize this traditional village.
▼外墙使用溪涧卵石，延续了梯田和溪水的自然景色，the structure is wrapped by masonry walls to create a continuous landscape with the terrace fields and the creek ©王子凌
The extension started by preserving the main building and the interior wooden machinery. The program also expanded out to a kitchen and a packing space on the side, and a leisure pavilion with viewing platform by the creek. These new additions are traditional “Mortise and Tenon” wooden structure, and wrapped by masonry walls to create a continuous landscape with the terrace fields and the creek.
▼石墙和老旧的夯土墙形成对比，the masonry walls contrast with the old rammed earth walls ©王子凌
▼工作和生产空间，production area ©王子凌
▼项目保留主体建筑和室内的木制设备，the extension started by preserving the main building and the interior wooden machinery ©王子凌
The articulation of roof system not only creates a roof-scape of different functions, but also introduces natural light into each space. The construction is done by local building material and technique. This allows building to fit with both context and limited acupunctural budget.
▼以自然光照亮的生产空间，the spaces of the workshop are illuminated by natural lights ©王子凌
▼室内细部，interior detailed view ©王子凌
▼在新旧层次间创造里与外的转换，to create the transition between interior and exterior through the layers of old and new
▼首层平面图，first floor plan
▼二层平面图，second floor plan
Project Location: Hengzhang Village, Songyang
Design Period: 2017.11-2018.01
Completion Time: 2018.12
Gross Floor Area: 920㎡
Photographer: Wang Ziling
Client: People’s Government of Dadong Ba Town， Songyang County
Lighting Design: Zhang Xin Studio, Architecture Department of Tsinghua University