Façade Renovation for No. 8 Building / Atelier Archmixing

Façade Renovation for No. 8 Building / Atelier Archmixing

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  • Architects: Atelier Archmixing
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  274
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs photographs:  Tang Yu
  • Design Team:Zhuang Shen, Wang Kan, Yang Yunqiao, Xie Wenjing (intern)
  • City:Xuhui
  • Country:China
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Text description provided by the architects. This façade renovation project is a small part for Hengshanfang Historical Area Regeneration Program, Shanghai. The building locates in a downtown commercial center, at the corner of two leafy historical streets.

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This old villa, future boutique shop or office, is now covered with a skin of two different textures, traditional gray bricks mixing with unique luminous bricks.

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© Tang Yu

With the same scale and similar color, both materials share the same quiet appearance during the day, but when night falls, the new bricks suddenly become shinning. What a dramatic experience! Pedestrians nearby are always deeply attracted.

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© Tang Yu

The tectonic details are carefully designed to create a coherent face for this historical building but completely different expression during different time.

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© Tang Yu

For Atelier Archmixing, to change materials and tectonics is simply to achieve difference for these everyday commercial buildings.

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© Tang Yu

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Address:Hengshan Road, Xuhui, China, 200031

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Cite: "Façade Renovation for No. 8 Building / Atelier Archmixing" 24 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/610171/facade-renovation-for-no-8-building-atelier-archmixing> ISSN 0719-8884
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