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Façade Renovation for No. 8 Building / Atelier Archmixing

  • 22:00 - 24 March, 2015
Façade Renovation for No. 8 Building / Atelier Archmixing
Façade Renovation for No. 8 Building / Atelier Archmixing, © Tang Yu
© Tang Yu

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hengshan Road, Xuhui, China, 200031
  • Architects in Charge

    Zhuang Shen, Ren Hao, Tang Yu, Zhu Jie
  • Area

    274.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Tang Yu
© Tang Yu

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.

Diagram 3
Diagram 3

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.

© Tang Yu
© 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.

© Tang Yu
© Tang Yu

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

© Tang Yu
© Tang Yu

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

© Tang Yu
© Tang Yu

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Cite: "Façade Renovation for No. 8 Building / Atelier Archmixing" 24 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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