理念阐述 Philosophy Statement
The government-subsidized housing of the 1980s has no preservation value and is gradually deviating from the modern life style. In this case, let’s conduct a sci-fi adventure from 1980 to 2080… We build a fantasy setting like a space capsule, and equip the house with a lot of artificial intelligence products to create a sense of the future for habitants. The aim of a series of house renovations is to reconstruct the old house space so that the house can be conquered by the new civilization.
场地分析 Site Analysis
Located beside the Three-ring of Chaoyang District, Beijing City, the project is a typical house with two-bedroom built in the 1980s. The original house was a government-subsidized housing provided by the work unit before, and has provided accommodation for three generations(and is going to serve the fourth generation).
The house’s original structure is a red brick slab building with six-storey. When habitants enter into the house, a long dark corridor is shown at the first sight. The whole space of the house is in the shape of a long strip. Two bedrooms are respectively located at the north and south, with the living room, toilet and kitchen sandwiched in between. The living room is extremely narrow just like an entrance hall; the bathroom is also very cramped, with no space to achieve dry and wet separation; The kitchen is very close to the bedroom. The pipes laid in the house should have the function of insects prevention. The height of entrance beam is 1.9 meters only, while the habitants are high, which therefore causes a lot of inconvenience when the habitants pass it.
The owner of the house is also the designer of this project. Obviously, the house, as a marriage room, is difficult to meet the daily needs of young couples. Thus, XIGO STUDIO conducts a new practice of reconstructing the old house space.
The primary consideration of this kind of house is “Residence First”. To ensure the adequate comfort in the bedroom and bathroom, the design type of hotel suite is a very good reference standard. Considering the insects problem in the pipes of the old house, especially in the pipes of the kitchen, we directly seal the spaces for installing the sewers and discharge flue in the original house completely, and reconstruct those spaces as clothing and hat storage area connected with the bedroom. The new kitchen is arrange in the area for the original entrance hall, forming an open integrated kitchen.
From the analysis graphics, the logic generated from the design can be seen. Expanded outward, the toilet is added with a shower area; while the original kitchen, compressed inward, is changed into a storage room. Through the reconstruction and integration of the original house, a new spatial form language is formed.
玄关 Entrance hall
At the entrance, the habitants can have a magical feeling like “Sci-fi Arrival”. Inspired by Arrival and Dune, the house is constructed with “A Sense of Ceremony” tending to welcome habitants: Human beings are phototropic, and an allotypic luminophor itself has a strong sense of ritual and sci-fi leading-in.
厨房 Dining Area
The dining area after being reconstructed is integrated with luminescent glass. In order to keep clean, white is applied in kitchen cabinets, layer boards, and a series of small household appliances so as to maintain the integrity and purity of the space. The designs of hiding cabinet, and exposing layer board enhance the layering of storage, and increase the flavour of life in the dining area.
When the habitants enter into the bedroom, the dark blue applied here can give habitants a sense of peace, presenting a transparent effect on the whole. The two sets of wardrobes in dressing area, and the utility room in blue area form an entire storage system, which can maintain the purity and clean of the space for a long time. The application of mirror extends the space, which is also a perfect dressing area. The height of the original beam is 1.9 meters only, while the habitants are high, so it’s necessary to lift the beam higher. Under the bed in the bedroom hides a circle of smart light belt, of which the blue show a strong sense of science fantasy. Beside the bed equips with intelligent equipment “Edison”, showing a strong sense of science and technology.
The balcony window is designed with a large viewfinder, from which the habitants can enjoy the scenery of canopy. When the habitants take pictures, it is autumn, one of the most beautiful times of the year.
储藏间 Storage Room
In the 1.5-square-meter storage room, the storage system is designed as three areas, which is capable of accommodating the gas meter, water heater, prefilter, main sluice and other equipment. Floor washing machine, vacuum cleaner, suitcase can also be stored here. The boards with holes on the wall makes tools placed in order.
The cubicle is a study and also a dining room, in which washing machine and refrigerator are arranged in sequence. The furniture left by the owner is retained here. The precise calculation makes the furniture size perfectly fit with the house space, making the whole room filled with a sense of log.
Reasonable spatial layout makes it possible for an old, broken and small space to achieve dry and wet separation in bathroom. Waterproof paint endows the house space integrity. Practicality and cleaning convenience of the bathroom are the core design considerations, which is perfectly reflected by the use of floor drain, shower, closestool and all components….
The essence of designing residential space is to deal with the relationship between habitants and the house. The identity overlapping of Party A and Party B makes the design expression more specific and direct. In the specific design, a new spatial form language is formed through the integration and analysis of inhabitants’ needs and the reconstruction of the original house type. This kind of new spatial form, with sci-fi movies as its inspiration, presents a fantasy scene like a space capsule, and provides inhabitants with a sense of future by applying a lot of artificial intelligence products. A series of house renovations endow the old public housing built in 1980 the fantasy magic of traversing to 2080.
设计公司：戏构建筑设计工作室 XIGO STUDIO
Project Name: Sci-fi Housing
Project Address: Chaoyang District, Beijing City
Project Type: Flat Housing
Building Area: 60㎡
Design Company: XIGO STUDIO
Chief Designer: Liu Yang
Furniture Customization: Granvista HOME
Intelligent Device: Know Smart
Main Materials: Weimei LD tile, Feelings paint, Delicacy shower room, Global doors and windows, and Delfone rock beam
Furniture Brands: Gibbon basin, Ziinlife bookshelf, Mousse bed, Geberi wall-mounted toilet, Grohe shower, and Submarine floor drain
Design Period: July 2020
Completion of Construction: March 2021
Copywriters: Liu Yan, and Zhang Chunying
Construction Foreman: Zhu xingui
Space Photographer: Li Ming
Academic Adviser: Zhu Li