Zayuan Habitat, China by atelier fu

Life in the courtyard

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▼杂院中的住宅,the project is located in a “Zayuan” of an old town in Beijing ©锐景摄影

The project is located in a “Zayuan” of an old town in Beijing. “Zayuan” is evolved from a traditional Chinese architecture form called “Siheyuan”, with houses surrounding a central courtyard. The relationship between the central courtyard and the surrounding living spaces in “Siheyuan”, which is inherent in the country, has changed overtime due to repeated reconstructions and increasing living density and now functions only as a public passage connecting the closed dwellings. The project focused on the restoration of a single dwelling, rebuilding the relationships between the living space and the chaotic “Zayuan” environment, as well as reshaping the primitive relationships between the courtyard and living spaces.

▼住宅入口(左)和轴测图(右),entrance view  (left) and axon axonometric drawing (right) ©锐景摄影 + ©FESCH Beijing


A south-north rectangular courtyard of gray brick wall was inserted between the existing houses on the east and west sides. The intersection between the courtyard and the house gives the living space a feeling of being in the courtyard.

▼从室内望向由长条灰色砖墙包围的庭院,view to the rectangular courtyard enclosed by the gray brick walls ©锐景摄影

▼置身庭院的生活,life in the courtyard ©锐景摄影

▼主起居空间,main living area ©锐景摄影


▼洗手间,浴室和储物间位于方盒子里,the restroom, bathroom and storage was condensed into a box ©锐景摄影

The restroom, bathroom and storage was condensed into a box placed in the remaining part of the architecture. The space between the box and the pitched roof above it serves as the bedroom. From a slit opening on one side of the bedroom one can see the “Zayuan” environment, creating an unexpected experience to “taste” the chaotic of the outside from a quite and private space.

▼从二层俯瞰一层,overlook from the upper floor ©锐景摄影

▼位于方盒子上方的卧室,the bedroom above the “box”  ©Daisuke Matsumoto

▼拥有斜屋顶的卧室空间,the sleeping area covered by a pitched roof  ©Daisuke Matsumoto

▼床铺一角,the bedroom ©锐景摄影

住宅夜景,exterior view by night ©锐景摄影

▼一层平面图,first floor plan ©FESCH Beijing

▼二层平面图,second floor plan ©FESCH Beijing

▼剖面图,section ©FESCH Beijing

项目名称:Zayuan Habitat
设计方:FESCH Beijing (飞思建筑设计(北京)有限公司)
项目设计 & 完成年份:2019
主创及设计团队:Daisuke Matsumoto(松本大辅), 朱天明
客户:Daisuke Matsumoto(松本大辅)

Project name: Zayuan Habitat
Design: FESCH Beijing
Contact e-mail:
Design year & Completion Year: 2019
Leader designer & Team: Daisuke Matsumoto, tianming zhu
Project location: Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
Gross Built Area (square meters): 43.7㎡
Photo credits: Ruijing Photo
Clients: Daisuke Matsumoto
Brands: Foundation plaster, Black brick, Concrete tile, Merbau flooring, Plywood

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