Reviving Beijing’s Hutongs with Micro Installations

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 29 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=435775>