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Bumps / SAKO Architects

  • 00:00 - 29 December, 2009
Bumps / SAKO Architects
Bumps / SAKO Architects, © Misae Hiromatsu
© Misae Hiromatsu

© Misae Hiromatsu © Misae Hiromatsu © Misae Hiromatsu © Misae Hiromatsu +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Project Team

    Keiichiro SAKO, Yoko FUJII, Hiroaki SAWAMURA, Jiye ZHANG
  • Lighting Design

    Masahide Kakudate Lighting Architect & Associates
  • Area

    17949.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

‘BUMPS in Beijing’ is an integrated project with four residences as well as a commercial building. The traditional residence buildings in China are oriented south and north. With the increase in the density of the buildings, the traditional method causes buildings too close to each other and the rooms facing to the north can hardly get sunshine.

‘BUMPS in Beijing’ is rotated by 45 degrees from the north-south axis. This design can provide optimum sunshine for each building and also can short cut the way to the central business areas from different directions.

© Misae Hiromatsu
© Misae Hiromatsu

The residence buildings are 80 meters height. Every two floors are set as a unit. Every unit is staggered by 2 meters horizontally. Whole 80m’s building is repetitions of these units. The setback areas are used for terraces. Interlaced black and white units highlight the concave-convex façade and show a clear lineament of the building. All the windows are 1 meter square. Randomly placed windows weaken the existence of all pillars and beams. Therefore, the appearance of the buildings look like stacked by lots of small black and white ‘boxes’ together.

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casiotimex · March 18, 2010

the shape is ok. a bit bold, but ok.. (agree, it is quite fun.)

but the color... well my 1st reaction is: "ew.."
i'm tempted to photoshop the color..

kc · January 29, 2010

maybe looks cool from far away,if you look once and quickly, but thats not what good architecture is. Would you want to visit it every day? I'd most likely go insane or become aggressive, I mean, even looking at it here for a few minutes is already annoying..

yuney · January 16, 2010

I definitely agree with dito! Its fun, its chaotic, after all thats what Beijing is ! like it!

Miko · January 11, 2010

Bumps / SAKO Architects:

dito · January 11, 2010

absolutely fantastic. How does this not fit the context? All I can see is high rise apartments of varying shades of grey (black and white mixed together,) Was the architect to design another insignificant simulacrum of its environment?

Im sure its just as horrible as the rest of them on the inside..but at least it would entertain me for a few seconds before walking in.

Fun fun fun...(remember fun?)

Maha · January 02, 2010

Absolutely rubbish. An outcast to its surrounding, and what is the significance of white and black?

Rodrigo · January 01, 2010

This is too much for me, looks like a joke

Domino meets Jenga

toilet · December 31, 2009

thumbs up for orientating this for maximum sunshine exposure... but is there any sun in Beijing with all the pollution??? I'm assuming these photos were taken after the government cloud seeded the sky...

Architist · December 31, 2009

Nice concept but it doesn't really intergrated in its nutural environment, especially for this location.

ben lepley · December 31, 2009

reminds me of a grid system Stephen Hall likes using. I remain concerned about the interior spaces. Why no photos of the inside? Is it depressing or nice inside?

Kingsley · December 31, 2009

I think it looks cool and is striking. I'd say it improves its context. Just goes to show how subjective reactions to architecture can be.

shadi osyli · December 30, 2009

i find it beautiful , but doesn't goes with the surrounding .

Jovanny · December 30, 2009

Just like from Kisho Kurokawa.
Peking?ha...Totally a joke.A city without principles+rubbish archi test ground.

hyon · December 30, 2009

It's beautiful. Thanks again Nico.

Dr.Phil · December 30, 2009

is this some kind of a joke? i mean, people studied hard to do this?

now it's clear archdaily lacks any criteria at all for publishing their "stories". what a shame what has this website turned into.

Luis Morales · December 30, 2009

Un edificio muy parecido al que hice este semestre

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hbchbc · December 29, 2009

Better than the "Masaic" shown here a couple of days before, but still a little busy.

ArchitecturePassion · December 29, 2009

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Artransmitte · December 29, 2009

Cool, reminds me of lego RT @styleture: Bumps / SAKO Architects - Misae Hiromatsu in Beijing, China Project Team: Keii

Assis Haubert · December 29, 2009

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