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Reviving Beijing's Hutongs with Micro Installations

Reviving Beijing's Hutongs with Micro Installations
Reviving Beijing's Hutongs with Micro Installations, Above Beijing's historic hutongs. Image © Ivan Walsh
Above Beijing's historic hutongs. Image © Ivan Walsh

The Guardian's Oliver Wainwright documents the current trend of micro-scale installations spurring new life into the historic hutongs of Beijing and gaining support from the local communities, eager to reject the economic pressures of destroying/rebuilding. The local government’s endorsement, however, comes as a surprise - especially considering its fervent impetus to raze these areas just a few years ago. Read the full article here: Designers Use 'Urban Acupuncture' to Revive Beijing's Historic Hutongs.

Cite: Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz. "Reviving Beijing's Hutongs with Micro Installations" 09 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/435775/reviving-beijing-s-hutongs-with-micro-installations/>