Mutant Yard — Beijing

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Residential, Office, Heritage

Reinterpreting traditional Siheyuan organisation and translating into contemporary spatial requirements, e.g. single living, home working etc, we propose a retrofitting up-to-date version of Siheyuan that is able to sit in such tiny plot (33 sq.m) while offering various spatial re-configurations with the aid of movable partitions in different combinations around the central courtyard. Mutant-Yard is exemplifying the possibility of renovating historical Hutong fabric of this size, on the one hand, maintaining the traditional spatial hierarchy and continuity, while, on the other hand, offering new injection of organic flexibility to cope with current day’s living pattern and programmatic demands.

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